The Mirai, India’s first all-hydrogen electric vehicle, was debuted earlier this month in India. Toyota has introduced a car that operates on hydrogen-generated power as part of a pilot project with the International Center for Automotive Technology (ICAT). After Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari utilised the first-of-its-kind car to arrive at Parliament on Wednesday, the car has now made headlines.India’s first Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, the Toyota Mirai, was unveiled on March 16 by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (FCEV). Mirai can drive 600 kilometres on a full tank, as per the manufacturers. The car, which is still a prototype, is being viewed as a step toward promoting green hydrogen.
About Toyota Mirai
Toyota’s plant in Karnataka will produce the second version of the automobile, which will be available for mass production. The automobile was first released in December 2020 all over the world. The Mirai is powered by an electric motor and is equipped with a high-pressure hydrogen fuel tank. Unlike standard internal combustion engines, a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain emits water from the tailpipe, decreasing emissions to nearly zero.
In India, the price of a Toyota Mirai Hydrogen automobile.
In India, the price of the 5-seater Sedan has not yet been announced. Toyota, on the other hand, set the price of the Single-Speed automatic sedan at USD 66,000, or Rs 50,00,000. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is now undertaking a pilot project with the ICAT to evaluate the FCEV Toyota Mirai’s performance on Indian roadways and in Indian climates.
India’s first green hydrogen-powered automobile transports the Union Minister to Parliament.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke about the government’s green hydrogen effort after driving India’s first green hydrogen-powered car to Parliament on Wednesday. Green hydrogen, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways declared to reporters on Wednesday, is the solution to India’s fuel dilemma. He acknowledged the country’s rising gasoline and fuel prices.
He stated that the spike in fuel prices has caused challenges for the average person. In response to a question concerning the cost of green hydrogen as a fuel, the Road Transport and Highways Minister stated that green hydrogen will lower the cost of power in the country. Gadkari said the cost of green hydrogen will be little more than electricity (Rs. 1 per km), equating to only Rs. 2 per km, citing the price of petrol as Rs. 10 per km for transportation. He went on to say that the expansion of green hydrogen production in the country will result in new job possibilities.