Indian Oil Corporation Limited has placed an order for 15 buses that run on hydrogen. The order will be fulfilled by Tata Motors within 144 weeks from signing the MoU.
Tata Motors has bagged a tender to provide 15 hydrogen-powered buses to Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). The hydrogen-based proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell buses will be delivered within 144 weeks from the date of signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
In addition to supplying buses to the Research & Development Centre of IOCL, Tata Motors will closely examine the buses, maintain and operate for public transport in real-world conditions in Delhi-NCR. The bid for these buses was held in December 2020 Tata Motors was selected for the order. IOCL will itself fuel the buses with hydrogen generated and dispensed at its facilities.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Girish Wagh, President, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors said, "We are delighted to win this prestigious tender from IOCL for it adds to Tata Motors’ rich legacy of introducing future-ready technologies for cleaner and greener public transport. We have successfully supplied 215 EV buses under FAME I and won orders for 600 EV buses under FAME II. This order to supply PEM Fuel Cell buses from a company as respected as Indian Oil Corporation further encourages our ongoing efforts on developing India-focused alternative sustainable fuels to transform the future of mobility in India."