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Gadkari to inaugurate project for Hydrogen-based advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

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New Delhi: Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate a pilot project to study and evaluate the world’s most advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) on Wednesday, March 16. The project will be carried out by Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. along with International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT). During the event, the company will also demonstrate FCEV Toyota Mirai which runs on hydrogen, on Indian roads and in climatic conditions. 

"India is committed to cleaner energy and a low-carbon pathway for achieving accelerated economic growth. Hydrogen is a key element of the energy strategy and would play a key role in the low carbon energy pathways", MoRTH said in a press statement. Green Hydrogen offers huge opportunities to decarbonize a range of sectors including road transportation and is gaining unprecedented momentum globally. "Transportation powered by Green hydrogen is going to be a key technology option of the future with a significant application, especially across bigger cars, buses, trucks, ships and trains and best suited for medium to long distances", the statement added.

"Aligning with the Prime Minister’s vision of achieving energy independence, and as a part of Toyota's commitment towards promoting sustainability by adopting multiple pathways to enable energy shift from fossil fuel and towards the conservation of our environment", it concluded.

This would be a first of its kind project in the country aimed at spreading awareness about green Hydrogen, FCEV technology and disseminating its benefits to support hydrogen-based society for India.

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