The use of hydrogen technology will result in emissions that are almost zero, performance that is comparable to that of diesel trucks, and noise reduction.
In-depth details about India’s first heavy-duty vehicle technology fueled by hydrogen is unveiled by Reliance
The first hydrogen internal combustion engine (H2-ICE) technology solution for heavy-duty trucks was introduced in India on Monday by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and its automotive partner Ashok Leyland.
Since last year, the two businesses have been working to create this technology with the help of their other technical partners. The first engines are expected to start running in early 2022.
According to a statement from Reliance, the hydrogen technology solution would redefine the future of green transportation by emitting almost no emissions, providing performance on par with traditional diesel trucks, reducing noise, and having predicted operational cost reductions.
Prior to its first commercial deployment at scale initially throughout its captive fleet, Reliance will first thoroughly test and confirm the H2ICE technology for heavy-duty trucks, the company stated.
Green hydrogen is produced using low-carbon or renewable energy sources.
According to a recent assessment by India’s Niti Aayog, green hydrogen is essential for the country’s economic growth and efforts to achieve net-zero emissions, and the technology can reduce CO2 emissions by 3.6 gigatons by the year 2050.