Last year, a youngster from Maharashtra was in the limelight for creating a home-made hydrogen car. This remarkable achievement was quick to come to everyone’s attention due to its sporty design and low-cost production cost. A year later, the car has piqued the interest of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis. Recently, he visits the young innovator to check out the vehicle. Pictures of this little rendezvous were shared by the politician on X. Let’s check out all the details.
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Hydrogen Car with Running Cost of Rs 0.5/Km
Following his interaction with Harshal, the inventor, and the examination of the green AI-powered hydrogen car, Devendra Fadnavis commended this remarkable homemade project. He expressed his congratulations and best wishes to Harshal in a recent tweet. Fadnavis has even shared several images of him having a good look at the this hydrogen-powered car. The green hydrogen car looks quite stylish with a hint of the Chevy Camaro up front. The vehicle, which is currently in a prototype stage, even has a sunroof as well as Lamborghini-like scissor doors. Overall, we think that this project car looks pretty attractive, especially when you keep in mind that it’s a home-grown vehicle.
The inventor of this AI-powered hydrogen car envisions mass production in foreseeable future. He says he spent almost Rs 25 lakh from his pocket on the inception of this vehicle. As per the claims, this car can clock 300 kms on Hydrogen worth Rs 150. This leads to a astonishingly low running cost of Rs 0.50 per kilometre. To put things in perspective, the Ola S1 electric scooter has a running cost of Rs 0.24 per kilometre. The car, which is undergoing pre-production tests, will offer self-driving capability. The inventor even reveals he aims to bring down the price of the vehicle by a considerable margin. The specifications of the vehicle are yet to be made public. However, one can pre-book this car on AICars.in.
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Blazing a trail from Chandrapur, Maharashtra, this AI-powered hydrogen car is a game-changer!
It was great meeting Maharashtra's Innovative Genius, Harshal Nakshane, a farmer's son from Chandrapur, yesterday in Mumbai.
He cracked a groundbreaking innovation – an AI-controlled… pic.twitter.com/tdANS9YNIp
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) October 29, 2023
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What We Think
Even though Harshal and his team’s work on the hydrogend car is commendable, it’s crucial to note that such homemade vehicles are not road-legal. Such cars must first undergo homologation to establish roadworthiness. Furthermore, the absence of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in India is sure to pose serious challenges to the owners of such hydrogen vehicles.
But all said and done, we feel that Harshal Nakshane’s dedication and ingenuity are truly remarkable. His creation showcases not only his technical prowess but also a deep commitment to sustainability and innovative technology. The prospect of a car that can travel significant distances on a modest amount of hydrogen is a testament to Harshal’s forward-thinking approach. We applaud his vision and efforts and hope that his passion for eco-friendly transportation will continue to inspire advancements in the automotive industry. Harshal Nakshane is undoubtedly a trailblazer in the field of alternative energy vehicles.
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