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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Posted on : 09 Dec 2019

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  • Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel experienced the test drive of Hydrogen Fuel Cell based car manufactured by Toyota Kirloskar in Shri Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
  • In the rapidly evolving energy landscape, hydrogen offers an eco-friendly & innovative solution for sustainable & green transport fuel.
  • The only emission from this car is water. Hydrogen can be produced from various sources including biomass, renewables, LNG etc. and possesses high energy density and long-time storage.
  • While hydrogen and hybrid technologies are promising, the manufacturing cost of this high end technology still needs to be worked upon to make it more affordable in the Indian scenario.
  • Fuel cell vehicles use hydrogen gas to power an electric motor.
  • Unlike conventional vehicles which run on gasoline or diesel, fuel cell cars and trucks combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, which runs a motor.
  • Since they’re powered entirely by electricity, fuel cell vehicles are considered electric vehicles (“EVs”)—but unlike other EVs, their range and refuelling processes are comparable to conventional cars and trucks.
  • Converting hydrogen gas into electricity produces only water and heat as a by-product, meaning fuel cell vehicles don’t create tailpipe pollution when they’re driven.

Article Related Questions

  1. With reference to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, consider the following statements
    1.Hydrogen offers an eco-friendly & innovative solution for sustainable & green transport fuel.
    2.The only emission from this car is water.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : Both 1 and 2


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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