Nitin Gadkari rides India's first hydrogen-powered car to Parliament


Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today reached Parliament in a green hydrogen-powered car. He wants to encourage more people to use hydrogen fuel

Nitin Gadkari said "The name of this car is 'Mirai', it means the future. We have to become self-reliant in fuels as well.

Nitin Gadkari said, GoI has initiated a ₹3000 crore mission and (soon) we will become a county exporting hydrogen. Wherever coal is used , green hydrogen will be used there.

He further added that to become 'Atmanirbhar', we've introduced green hydrogen which is generated from water. This car is a pilot project

Manufacturing of green hydrogen will begin in the country, imports will be curbed and new employment opportunities will be created.

Toyota recently launched the Mirai, making it India’s first hydrogen fuel cell EV (FCEV). Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari unveiled the sedan.

Mirai, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell battery pack and capable of providing a range up to 600 km in a single charge, brings down the cost of travel to just Rs 2 per km.

In the USA, the 2021 Mirai FCEV starts at $49,500 to $66,000 USA. In India, the price of Toyota Mirai FCEV will start from Rs.37 lakhs to Rs.55 lakhs, depending on its variant.