Clean tech startup h2e Power Systems which is backed by Adar Poonawalla recently announced that it is developing the country’s first integrated hydrogen-powered three-wheeler in collaboration with a Canadian firm. Targeted at inter-city public and goods transport, this hydrogen three-wheeler concept is targeted at, integrating h2e’s fuel cell technology with a low-cost and low pressure hydrogen cylinder. This technology has been developed by the Canadian firm Hydrogen in Motion. This solution will bring a zero emission public transport vehicle, which would be competitive on costs with other technologies.
With this, h2e became India’s first company to have a product both in the stationary segment for power generation and to produce green hydrogen, and also in the mobility sector..
Sidharth R Mayur, Founder and Managing Director of h2e, said – “India is on the cusp of a big e-mobility revolution, and we are moving fast from fossil-based mobility to batteries and hydrogen. We are already producing green hydrogen from our electrolysers and now developing a three-wheeler concept for inter-city public and goods transport using green hydrogen,”
Hydrogen In Motion’s CEO Grace Quan said India is a natural market for its low pressure high density swappable hydrogen tanks H2M technology, which can really be instrumental in Hydrogen Fuel Cell adoption and address India’s energy needs with a zero emission technology.
Amarnath Chakradeo, Co-founder and Executive Director of h2e, said – “The high-pressure storage tanks always added to the challenges on the use of hydrogen in mobility, both on cost and integration. With the innovative metal hydrite cylinders, we will bring down the cost of storage substantially and provide a higher mileage to the three-wheeler owner and a better return on investment.”
This project is partly funded by GITA, a joint initiative of the Department of Science & Technology and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).