India’s first hydrogen-powered vehicle completes trials

India’s first hydrogen fuel cell prototype vehicle has been successfully tested by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and KPIT.

Based on a fuel cell stack developed at CSIR’s National Chemical Laboratory, the vehicle is capable of running at moderate speeds with a driving range of approximately 250km.

The main PEM fuel cell technology, including membrane electrode assembly, was developed entirely by CSIR.

KPIT contributed its expertise in stack engineering which included the light metal bipolar plate and gasket design, development of the balance of plant (BOP), system integration, control software and electric power trains that enable the vehicle to move.

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