India’s first hydrogen fuel cell EV launched

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen-based advanced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at an event in New Delhi. The minister stated that this is a first-of-its-kind project in India that aims to create an ecosystem for such vehicles in the country. Toyota Kirloskar Motor, along with the International Center for Automotive Technology is conducting a pilot project to study and evaluate the FCEV Toyota Mirai, which runs on hydrogen, on Indian roads and climatic conditions.

FCEV, powered by hydrogen, is said to be one of the best zero-emission solutions in the automobile sector. The minister stated that the technology is completely environment-friendly with no tailpipe emissions other than water as green hydrogen can be generated from renewable energy and abundantly available biomass.

India is actively boosting green hydrogen-based projects, given the climate friendly and low emission nature of the technology. As per the statement of the road and transport minister, the 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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