New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday introduced the Green Hydrogen based Modern Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai. Gadkari said that this is the first project of its kind in India which aims to create an environment for such vehicles in the country.
He said that FCEVs powered by hydrogen are the best among zero carbon emission solutions. He said that it is completely eco-friendly and has no emissions other than water.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor and International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT) are undertaking a pilot project to study and assess the hydrogen-powered FCEV Toyota Mirai in Indian road and weather conditions.
Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, RK Singh and Mahendra Nath Pandey were also present on the occasion. Earlier, Gadkari had said that he himself would start using Toyota’s Mirai.
Toyota said the Mirai was introduced in 2014 and is one of the world’s first hydrogen fueled electric vehicles. This vehicle can run 650 km on a single charge.