Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde announced that the US-based Triton Electric Vehicle Company will establish a plant to manufacture hydrogen-powered vehicles in the State.
Officials said that the Founder and CEO of Triton Electric Vehicles, Himanshu Patel, met CM Shinde at his residence along with Uday Samant, Industries Minister. According to the official, a discussion was held about setting up the project in Maharashtra during the meeting.
Shinde also stated that Triton would sign an MoU with Maharashtra at the Davos conference in January 2023. There are many options, including Pune, Nagpur, and Auric (Aurangabad), for the company to open a plant in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra, which has successfully implemented the project, will become the first state to have a hydrogen-powered vehicle manufacturing facility.
CM Shinde stated that hydrogen vehicles are used in Germany, England, America, and China. One can also lease buses from local transport agencies and use hydrogen in Maharashtra.
The CM stated that if Triton begins a manufacturing project in the state then ancillary units such as hydrogen production plants or other industries will also be started in Maharashtra. This will result in increased investment and thousands in direct and indirect employment.