Monday, January 9, 2012

Hydrogen-Driven Three Wheelers Developed in India

Hydrogen-fuelled three-wheelers developed in the world for the first time in India were unveiled at the Auto Expo 2012 New Delhi.  The vehicle is name ‘HyAlfa'.  The three-wheeler is almost a zero-emission vehicle while its fuel consumption is substantially lower as compared to gasoline with 1 kg of hydrogen giving around 80 km mileage.

The three-wheelers have been developed under a project, DelHy 3W, of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)'s International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (UNIDO-ICHET) in association with Mahindra & Mahindra and IIT-Delhi, and support from  the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Development project outlay $1 million.

News Items and Related Reports

The Hindu 9 January 2012

UNIDO International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies funded half the costs.
WSJ news item

MNRE web page on projects related to hydrogen energy

Interesting. A prototype was already and demonstrated by Energy Conversion Devices Inc., Rochester Hills, MI in collaboration with Bajaj Auto Ltd. in 2005
Read the57 page report  Report by Krishna Sapru

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