New Delhi, March 17 2022: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has launched Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell-based Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai in India.
Union Ministers Hardeep Puri, Shri RK Singh and Mahendra Nath Pandey as well as the Managing Director Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd, Masakazu Yoshimura, and Vice Chairman TKM Ltd. Vikram Kirloskar were present.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd and International Centre 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.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), powered by Hydrogen is considered 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.
See technical details of the Hydrogen fuel cell technology deployed in the Toyota Mirai, here.
(The Mirai is already available in Western markets for US$ 49,5000)
On February 17, the government released first part of India’s National Green Hydrogen Policy, which offer some incentives for potential manufacturers, generation companies (gencos) and distribution licensees (discoms) to boost large scale indigenous production of green hydrogen. This is meant to decarbonise the energy sector and reduce India’s heavy dependence on fossil fuels and crude oil imports