new Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday will launch a pilot project for hydrogen-powered cars i.e. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) in the country. Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s FCEV Toyota Mirai car will be included in this pilot project. It will be tested on Indian roads and climatic conditions. Toyota has designed this car in collaboration with the International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate a pilot project for Hydrogen based Modern Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) on Wednesday. This information was given by the ministry in an official statement on Tuesday.
This will be a first of its kind project in the country which aims to spread awareness about Hydrogen, FCEV technology and its benefits to help Hydrogen based societies in India.
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first electric highway
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has played an important role in expanding the roads in the country. He says that his dream is to build India’s first electric highway between Delhi and Jaipur. Addressing a function in the capital Delhi, Gadkari said that my dream is to build an electric highway between Delhi and Jaipur. His ministry has a huge budget and the market is also ready to support it.
What will be the benefit?
Hydrogen fuel cell cars also have much lower and cleaner levels of emissions than conventional fueled cars. Because they emit only water and some heat, rather than the excess of greenhouse gases associated with conventional combustion engines. In some countries, hydrogen fueled vehicles are taxed less. Once its tank is filled, a distance of 482 km to 1000 km can be covered. Apart from this, it is also much cheaper than petrol.
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