Olectra Greentech has introduced a hydrogen bus developed in technical collaboration with Reliance, with the aim of commercialising the carbon-free alternative to traditional public transportation within a year. Reportedly, the hydrogen bus is a fully carbon-free alternative to traditional public transportation. Olectra has taken the initiative to accelerate the development of hydrogen-powered buses. This initiative will help out the Indian Government to achieve its carbon-free hydrogen ambitions. The company aims to contribute to the nation’s environmentally sustainable energy security through its hydrogen buses.
Furthermore, the 12-metre low-floor bus has a customisable seating capacity ranging from 32-49 passenger seats and a driver seat. A single hydrogen fill allows the bus to travel up to 400 km. Hydrogen for this range coverage takes just about 15 minutes. The hydrogen buses generate only water as tailpipe emissions. This is the unique selling proposition for phasing out old diesel and petrol systems and replacing them with these green buses. Apart from this, the type-4 hydrogen cylinders are established on the top of the bus. The cylinders can withstand temperatures between – 20 and +85 degrees Celsius.