The Union’s minister of road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, will inaugurate a pilot project for hydrogen-based advanced electric fuel cell vehicles (FCEV) on Wednesday, according to an official statement.

The Union’s minister of road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, will inaugurate a pilot project for hydrogen-based advanced electric fuel cell vehicles (FCEV) on Wednesday, according to an official statement.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor, together with the International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT), is conducting a pilot project to study and evaluate the world’s most advanced hydrogen-powered FCEV Toyota Mirai on Indian roads and under climatic conditions.

This will be the first project of its kind in the country that aims to spread awareness about hydrogen and FCEV technology and spread its benefits to support the hydrogen-based society for India, it said.

Gadkari will inaugurate this pilot project and also demonstrate Toyota Mirai FCEV on March 16, 2022, the statement said. India is committed to cleaner energy and a low-carbon path to achieve accelerated economic growth, according to the statement.

It said hydrogen is a key element of the energy strategy and will play a key role in the low-carbon energy pathways. The statement noted that green hydrogen offers huge opportunities to decarbonise a range of sectors, including road transport, and is gaining unprecedented momentum globally.


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