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Nitin Gadkari has today launched India's first Hydrogen based advanced Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), Toyota Mirai. The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, unveiled the sedan, Toyota Mirai powered by the Hydrogen fuel cell battery pack. Toyota Mirai SUV can reach upto 600 kilometres in single charge. It uses Hydrogen as the fuel that breaks down into electricity which powers the car and water comes out as residue. 

While launching the pilot today, the Minister also said that Toyota Camry is going to use the flex fuel in near future. The pilot will be done by Toyota along with International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT).

The project aims to educate people about the implementation and benefits of Green Hydrogen for mobility purposes. The rising fuel costs have been a challenge for the government and the automotive sector. Now companies have started shifting towards BEV or the battery electric vehicles powered primarily by the Lithium ion cells.

The Green Hydrogen fuel cell will be another alternative to the users and companies. The today’s pilot aims to provide the fuel cell electric vehicles for the commercial purposes. The Minister asked companies to cut down on the electricity cost that makes around 70% and use the solar panel over rooftops for such facilities. 

"We are very excited & grateful that Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has kindly consented to propagate the FCEV Mirai during this pilot study which is taking place at Delhi. We strongly believe that this will provide great encouragement and tremendous boost to all the stakeholders who are beginning to work towards hydrogen-based society in support of our national goals and are confident that India can lead in this direction in future. We applaud the Indian government’s relentless efforts towards promoting carbon neutral and electrified technologies and remain fully committed to supporting the national objectives," said Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

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