Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) & Ashok Leyland unveiled India’s first Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (H2-ICE) powered Heavy Duty truck. The vehicle was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bangalore during the India Energy Week.
Ashok Leyland, the Indian flagship company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, along with RIL, has been developing this unique technology over the past year and has been under test since August 2022.
The Ashok Leyland H2-ICE heavy-duty truck range (19-35 Ton) is powered by Hydrogen, a renewable and clean energy source, maintaining overall architecture similar to a conventional diesel-based combustion engine thus helping quicker migration to cleaner energy sources at relatively lower cost delta.
“Ashok Leyland has always been a pioneer in introducing state-of-the-art technologies in the commercial vehicle space,” said N Saravanan, President and Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland. “Working with RIL, we have once again demonstrated our technological leadership, and our commitment to the Clean Mobility Mission.”
Ashok Leyland has been a forerunner in introducing cutting-edge technologies, and had recently demonstrated its futuristic vehicle range, powered by electric and hydrogen options at the Auto Expo 2023.