Last contribution by Sakshi on 19 Jul 2022
A hydrogen car also has an onboard battery to store electricity produced by the fuel cell. However, when there is more demand for power, the electricity stored in the battery is utilized. For more information, read our FAQ on hydrogen cars in India.
The hydrogen fuel cell is an infant technology compared to electric vehicles technology, fuel cell... Read More
The hydrogen fuel cell is an infant technology compared to electric vehicles technology, fuel cell vehicles have a long road ahead. Currently, there are no hydrogen fuel cell cars on sale in India. However, several car manufacturers have shown their intent to introduce such vehicles in India. It will be interesting to see hydrogen car prices in India compared to electric cars.Show Less
At the 3rd Re-inVest Conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to launch a comprehensive... Read More
At the 3rd Re-inVest Conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced plans to launch a comprehensive National Hydrogen Energy Mission.
In the Union Budget (2021-22), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also proposed launching a Hydrogen Energy Mission to generate hydrogen from green power sources in 2021-22.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy also announced a 13-point Green Hydrogen Policy in which details of several incentives and ways to manufacture green hydrogen were included.
So, We can conclude that the advantages of hydrogen fuel cells as one of the best renewable energy sources are noticeable. As hydrogen fuel cells also offer a fully renewable and clean power source for stationary and mobile applications in the coming future.Show Less
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are similar to electric cars. Both use an electric motor for... Read More
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are similar to electric cars. Both use an electric motor for propulsion instead of an internal combustion engine. But the similarities end there because an EV needs an external power source to recharge the battery. In contrast, a hydrogen-powered vehicle can generate electricity onboard with the help of a fuel cell.Show Less
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At the heart of the fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) is a device that uses... Read More
At the heart of the fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) is a device that uses a source of fuel, such as hydrogen, and an oxidant to create electricity by an electrochemical process. Put simply, the fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to generate an electric current, water being the only byproduct. Like conventional batteries under the bonnets of automobiles, hydrogen fuel cells too convert chemical energy into electrical energy. From a long-term viability perspective, FCEVs are billed as vehicles of the future, given that hydrogen is the most abundant resource in the universe.Show Less
Hydrogen fuel cell cars can be refilled with hydrogen gas in any nearest gas station,... Read More
Hydrogen fuel cell cars can be refilled with hydrogen gas in any nearest gas station, and it takes the same process as refilling with petrol or diesel. The refueling takes the same time, i.e. 4-5 minutes.Show Less
Fuel cell cars are safer to drive. Hydrogen fuel cell cars in India are available... Read More
Fuel cell cars are safer to drive. Hydrogen fuel cell cars in India are available from Toyota and Hyundai. The durability of cars in extreme climates has been tested and still undergoing further tests in India. Hydrogen as a fuel is clean and safe as it makes up 70% of the matter in the universe.Show Less
In the current scenario, electric cars are better in terms of infrastructure, practicality and running... Read More
In the current scenario, electric cars are better in terms of infrastructure, practicality and running costs. However, a hydrogen car delivers a better driving range when compared to EVs. But they are not feasible with no proper infrastructure.Show Less
Fuel cells can be used as a backup for power source and charge any portative... Read More
Fuel cells can be used as a backup for power source and charge any portative system that requires battery charge. It can be used to power vehicles and be an important alternative for petroleum in the future.Show Less
Here are some of the pros of hydrogen FCEVs: Hydrogen fuel cell cars deliver excellent... Read More
Here are some of the pros of hydrogen FCEVs:
Hydrogen fuel cell cars deliver excellent performance with full torque available at low speeds.
With no internal combustion engine, an FCEV is quiet in operation. It’s an experience similar to an electric car.
Another main advantage of a fuel cell vehicle is the quick refuelling time. One can refuel hydrogen in a matter of a few minutes.
Hydrogen-powered cars deliver a longer driving range than electric vehicles.
The driving range does not depend on the atmospheric temperature. Hence, the driving range does not reduce in cold temperatures.
A hydrogen fuel car produces zero carbon emissions as the only exhaust produced is water.
Currently, there are not many hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on sale, even in the global... Read More
Currently, there are not many hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on sale, even in the global market. Manufacturers such as Hyundai, Toyota and Honda sell fuel cell cars globally.
Coming to the Indian market, Hyundai Nexo is the only upcoming hydrogen car in the country. It may carry an estimated price tag of Rs. 65 lakhs, ex-showroom.Show Less
One of the main challenges faced by FCEVs today is the high cost involved in... Read More
One of the main challenges faced by FCEVs today is the high cost involved in the production of hydrogen, fuel-cell stacks and establishment of hydrogen fuel stations. The costs involved in the same only go down with technological development along with wider adoption, as is the case with most of the new technologies. To put things in perspective, in India, we currently do not have a single hydrogen fuel station. On the contrary, countries such as Japan, China, United States of America, Korea and some European countries have started to warm up to the idea of a hydrogen-based society.Show Less
In India, so far, the definition of EV only covers BEVs; the government has lowered... Read More
In India, so far, the definition of EV only covers BEVs; the government has lowered taxes to 12%. At 43%, hybrid electric vehicles and hydrogen FCEVs attract the same tax as IC vehicles.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, under its Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) programme, has been supporting various such projects in academic institutions, research and development organisations and industry for development. Fourteen RD&D projects on hydrogen and fuel cells are currently under implementation with the support of the Ministry. Between 2016-17 and 2018-19, eight projects were sanctioned and 18 completed.
The Ministry of Science and Technology has supported two networked centres on hydrogen storage led by IIT Bombay and Nonferrous Materials Technology Development Centre, Hyderabad. These involve 10 institutions, including IITs, and IISc, Bangalore.Show Less
Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highway had inaugurated a first of its kind pilot... Read More
Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highway had inaugurated a first of its kind pilot project for Hydrogen-based advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) that will be a huge shift from fossil fuel and towards the conservation of our environment.
He was also seen reaching parliament in his hydrogen-powered car Toyota Mirai making a statement that hydrogen is the future of fuel. “To become 'Atmanirbhar', we've introduced green hydrogen which is generated from water. This car is a pilot project. Now, the manufacturing of green hydrogen will begin in the country. Imports will be curbed and new employment opportunities will be created.Show Less
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