INDIA, India — A fuel pump manufacturer in India is making petrol fillers, batteries and fuel cells that are being used in more than 1.3 billion cars, trucks and light vehicles.
The machines use compressed air to fill the tank with water.
The machines have been around since at least the late 1980s.
The company, Kalkali, is making the machines for the Indian government and other companies that have a vested interest in the system.
India’s government has been pressing the industry to bring the machines into the country.
The Indian government has said it will not allow foreign companies to manufacture such equipment in the country, saying the machines can be used only in countries with good quality of life.
But the U.S. and European Union have pushed the industry hard to bring them into the market.
Kalkali said its filling machines use a system of compression and air-conditioning.
It makes them in several sizes.
The company says the machines have an energy efficiency of 20%.