Nitin Gadkari entered the Parliament in his hydrogen-powered car Toyota Mirai on Wednesday. Mr. Gadkari states that hydrogen is the future of fuel. He further added that within two years the cost of all the electric two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers prices will reach up to the cost of petrol vehicles. The country is on the verge of change. Prices of all Electric vehicles[EV] will be the same price as that of any petrol vehicles in the coming two years says Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari. According to the union transport minister, charging infrastructure for electric vehicles has been issued by the Ministry of Power.
Nitin Gadkari has made a statement in the parliament by reaching in his Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen-powered car, showing that hydrogen fuel is the future of the country. Japan’s Toyota company has made this car and the fuel comes from a Faridabad-based Indian oil pump. ‘The manufacturing of this hydrogen car will soon begin in the country, which will curb the imports and new employment opportunities will be given. This is a pilot project car. Green hydrogen which is generated from water has been introduced to become “Atmanirbhar”, states the minister.
Earlier in January Nitin Gadkari announced that he will be seen his hydrogen-fuelled car on Delhi roads to encourage the people to use this fuel of the future. Gadkari said that Indian oil has assured the supply of green hydrogen.
Difference between electric vehicles and this car
Typically, there are four broad categorizations of electric vehicles—conventional hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), BEVs, and FCEVs. FCEVs such as Toyota’s Mirai, Honda’s Clarity, and Hyundai’s Nexo use hydrogen gas to power an onboard electric motor. FCEVs combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, which runs the motor. Since they’re powered entirely by electricity, FCEVs are considered EVs, but unlike BEVs, their range and refueling processes are comparable to conventional cars and trucks.
The major difference between a BEV and a hydrogen FCEV is that the latter enables a refueling time of just five minutes, compared to 30-45 minutes charging for a BEV. Also, consumers get about five times better energy storage per unit volume and weight, which frees up a lot of space for other things, while allowing the rider to go farther.
In the Parliament on Wednesday, Gadkari spoke about alternative fuel and said that “alternative fuel will also bring the pollution levels of the national capital down.” We are developing this chemistry of zinc-ion, aluminum-ion, and sodium-ion batteries. If on petrol, you are spending ₹100, then on the electric vehicle you will spend ₹10 (for using),” Nitin Gadkari added