Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a pilot project for Hydrogen- based advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).

About the pilot project

  • This pilot project was initiated by Toyota Kirloskar MotorPvt. Ltd. For this project, Toyota will work with International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
  • The project involves studying and evaluating the world’s most advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) called “ Toyota Mirai” on Indian roads and climatic conditions.
  • The aim is to spread awareness regarding Hydrogen, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) technology, and circulate the benefits to support a hydrogen- grounded ecosystem.

About Toyota Mirai
Toyota Mirai was launched in 2014 & is one of the world’s first hydrogen fuel electric vehicles. The word‘Mirai’in the Japanese language means‘ future’. It’s powered by a hydrogen fuel cell battery pack. It can give a range of over to 650 km in a single charge. It has a short refueling time of just around five minutes.
About FCEV
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) is powered by hydrogen. FCEV is environment-friendly, as it has zero tailpipe emigrations. Therefore it’s one of the best zero- emission solutions.
About Green hydrogen
Green hydrogen is the hydrogen produced using renewable energy through electrolysis. Green hydrogen helps to decarbonize various sectors similar as road transportation.
Introducing Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) technology to tap into the green hydrogen’s potential will help in providing clean and affordable energy for all.

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