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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates pilot project for H2-based FCEV

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Mr. Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Mr. Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated a first-of-its-kind project in the country aimed at spreading awareness about Hydrogen, FCEV technology, and disseminating its benefits to support a hydrogen-based society for India.

Aligning with the Prime Minister's vision of achieving Energy Independence, and as a part of Toyota's 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) is 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.

India is committed to cleaner energy and a 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 is 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. 

Author : Debi Dash
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