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Standards for Safety Evaluation 0f Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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  • September 25, 2020
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Standards for Safety Evaluation 0f Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Energy Resources

In news

  • The Standards for Safety Evaluation of Hydrogen Fuel Cells vehicles were recently notified.
  • Ministry: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

Key takeaways

  • The motor vehicles of Category M and Category N, running on compressed gaseous hydrogen fuel cell, shall be in accordance with AIS 157:2020, as amended from time to time, till the corresponding Bureau of Indian Standard Act, 2016, specification is notified.
  • Also, the hydrogen fuel specification for fuel cell vehicles will be in accordance with ISO 14687.
  • They were notified through an amendment to Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989.
  • These standards are also at par with the available international standards.
  • This would facilitate the promotion of Hydrogen Fuel Cell based vehicles in India.
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell based vehicles are energy efficient and environment friendly.

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