Gadkari launches pilot project for Hydrogen based advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2022-03-20 08:05:00 Viewer: 3,407 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

Gadkari launches pilot project for Hydrogen based advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): India is committed to a cleaner energy and low-carbon pathway for achieving accelerated economic growth. Hydrogen is a key element of the energy strategy and would play a key role in the low carbon energy pathways. Green Hydrogen offers huge opportunities to decarbonize a range of sectors including road transportation and is gaining unprecedented momentum globally. Transportation powered by Green hydrogen are going to be a key technology option of the future with significant application, especially across bigger cars, buses, trucks, ships and trains and best suited for medium to long distances.

Aligning with Prime Minister’s vision of achieving Energy Independence, and as a part of Toyota commitment towards promoting sustainability by adopting multiple pathways to enable energy shift from fossil fuel and towards the conservation of our environment, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. along with International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT) are conducting a Pilot project to study and evaluate the world’s most advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai which runs on hydrogen, on Indian roads and climatic conditions. This would be a first of its kind project in the country aimed at spreading awareness about Hydrogen, FCEV technology and disseminating its benefits to support hydrogen-based society for India.

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched the world's most advanced technology - developed Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai along with Union Minister Hardeep Puri, Union Minister RK Singh, Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey,  MD Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd. Masakazu Yoshimura, VC TKM Ltd. Vikram Kirloskar and officials at New Delhi on March 16, 2022.

"Delighted to launch the world's most advanced technology - developed Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai along with Union Minister Shri Hardeep Puri ji, Union Minister Shri RK Singh ji, Union Minister Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey ji, MD Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd. Shri Masakazu Yoshimura ji, VC TKM Ltd. Shri Vikram Kirloskar ji and officials at New Delhi today," said Nitin Gadkari after the event.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd and International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT) are conducting a Pilot Project to study and evaluate the world’s most advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai which runs on hydrogen, on Indian roads and climatic conditions. This is a first of its kind project in India which aims to create a Green Hydrogen based ecosystem in the country by creating awareness about the unique utility of Green Hydrogen and FCEV technology.

It is an important initiative which will promote clean energy and environmental protection by reducing dependence on fossil fuels and  thereby make India 'Energy Self-reliant' by 2047, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), powered by Hydrogen is one of the best Zero Emission solutions. It is completely environment friendly with no tailpipe emissions other than water.

Green Hydrogen can be generated from renewable energy and abundantly available biomass. Introduction and adoption of technology to tap into the Green hydrogen’s potential  will play a key role in securing a clean and affordable energy future for India.





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