Adani Group to deploy hydrogen-powered electric trucks for transportation


By MYBRANDBOOK


Adani Group to deploy hydrogen-powered electric trucks for transportation

The Adani group will be deploying hydrogen fuel cell operated trucks for mining logistics and transportation. In collaboration with Ashok Leyland and Canada’s Ballard Power, Adani enterprise will launch a pilot project to develop a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck (FCET).

 

The hydrogen powered mining truck will weigh 55 tons with three hydrogen tanks, a 200-km working range, and powered by Ballard’s 120 kW PEM fuel cell technology. The FCET is scheduled to be launched in India this year.

 

The demonstration project will be led by Adani Enterprise, while Ballard, an industry leading PEM fuel cell engine manufacturer, will supply the FCmoveTM fuel cell engine for the hydrogen truck. Ashok Leyland will provide the vehicle platform and technical support.

 

Vinay Prakash, Director, Adani Enterprises Limited and CEO, Adani Natural Resources said, “The experience of handling hydrogen as a fuel for commercial fleet will not only prepone the advent of hydrogen technology for the mining and logistics sector in the country but will also enable other businesses to opt for long-term sustainable solutions transitioning fleets in ports, airports and in their industrial operations.”

 

Randy MacEwen, CEO, Ballard Power Systems, said, “After signing an MoU with the Adani Group last year, we are eager to move our partnership forward and welcome the chance to cooperate with cutting-edge businesses like Adani. Our technology offers a strong value proposition for their heavy-duty mining truck with our zero emission engines providing long range, rapid refuelling and heavy payload capabilities.”

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