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