DRDO Creates Fuel Cell, Plug-In Hybrid from Reva Electric Car
If a group of scientists from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have their way, people could soon be driving in a hydrogen fuel cell-powered mini car that could double up as a power generator. That’s not all. Thanks to their research efforts, people could also be growing vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, tomato and onion, in inaccessible, high altitude and snow-bound regions of the country.
The DRDO-Reva hybrid vehicle combines a car built by Bangalore-based Reva Electric Car Company with a fuel cell developed by DRDO scientists. "Running it could cost as little as 40 paise a kilometre," says DRDO chief M Natarajan.
"We put a 1.8 kilowatt phosphoric acid fuel cell to the Reva car in addition to the battery. The hybrid car has been performing quite well," he adds.
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