India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday inaugurated a pilot project for hydrogen-based Advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV). Union ministers Hardeep Puri and Raj K Singh were also present at the inauguration ceremony.
The objective of this project is to spread awareness about Hydrogen, FCEV technology, and its benefits to support Hydrogen based society for India.
According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, transportation powered by Green Hydrogen is going to be an important technology option of the future, especially in large cars, buses, trucks, ships and trains, and best suited for medium to long duration. Distances. Green hydrogen offers huge opportunities to decarbonize many sectors including road transport and is gaining unprecedented momentum globally.
“India remains committed to clean energy and low-carbon route to achieve accelerated economic growth. Hydrogen is a key element of the energy strategy and will play a key role in low-carbon energy pathways,” the official statement said.
The pilot project will be operated by Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd. has collaborated with the International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT) to study and evaluate the Toyota Mirai, the world’s most advanced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) that runs on hydrogen on Indian roads and climatic conditions.