*Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the indigenously developed hydrogen fuel cell-based e-bus at the India Energy Week (IEW) on 6th February 2023

For the first time, commuters are moving by e- bus fuelled by hydrogen fuel cell in India. 

It is going to revolutionise the transpiration system by introduction of hydrogen fuel cell-based e- bus.  

Yesterday, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi flagged off Oil India Limited’s (OIL) indigenously developed hydrogen fuel cell-based e-bus at the India Energy Week (IEW) in Bengaluru.

OIL, under the National Hydrogen Mission and Atmanirbhar Bharat vision of the Government of India, developed indigenously this hydrogen fuel cell-based bus under its Startup program (SNEH).

The bus is a hybrid of an Electric Drive and a Fuel Cell, the Fuel Cell uses hydrogen to produce electricity which drives the electric motor & also charges the auxiliary battery that provides for back-up power during acceleration and braking. 

The 60 KW capacity fuel cell uses Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) technology to produce electricity. Bus has a tank capacity of 21.9 Kg at 350 bar pressure. 

The bus is designed to accommodate 32 persons including the driver and is provided with wheel chair facility. 

 About Oil India Limited

Oil India Limited is India’s oldest Exploration & Production company committed to India’s Energy Security. Oil India Limited (OIL) epitomises the growth and development of the petroleum industry in India. 

OIL is a leading company involved in the exploration & production of crude oil and natural gas, the production of liquefied petroleum gas and the transportation of crude oil & petroleum products.   


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