On 16th March, Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari launched a pilot scheme for Hydrogen-based developed Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).
Concerning the pilot project
- This pilot project was originated by Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. For this project, Toyota will work with International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
- The project concerns analysing and considering the world’s most advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) called “Toyota Mirai” on Indian roadways and climatic requirements.
- The purpose is to extend understanding regarding Hydrogen, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) technology, and communicate the advantages to sustaining a hydrogen-based ecosystem.
- About Toyota Mirai
- Toyota Mirai was established in 2014 & is one of the world’s first hydrogen fuel electric vehicles. The word ‘Mirai’ in the Japanese language means ‘future’. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell battery pack. It can furnish a range of up to 650 km in a single charge. It has a short refuelling time of just around five minutes.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) is powered by hydrogen. FCEV is environment-friendly, as it has zero tailpipe emissions. Thus it is one of the best zero-emission solutions.
About Green hydrogen
- Green hydrogen is the hydrogen made using renewable energy through electrolysis. Green hydrogen enables the decarbonization of different sectors such as road conveyance.
- Introducing Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) technology to tap into the green hydrogen’s potential will assist in delivering clean and reasonable energy for all.