Nitin Gadkari is famously passionate about green mobility and alternative fuels for automobiles, particularly hydrogen cars. A notable figure within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he is a prominent Indian politician. Gadkari has served in various significant ministerial roles in the government, currently holding the position of Minister of Road Transport and Highways. He has also been the Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Renowned for his forward-thinking policies, he has played a pivotal role in advancing infrastructure development and advocating for sustainable transportation in India. Gadkari displays an unwavering commitment to improving the nation’s road network and promoting the management of green energy. Let us take a look at him showing his Toyota Mirai hydrogen car.
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Nitin Gadkari’s Toyota Mirai
This post comes from Jist on YouTube. It captures the interview between a prominent journalist and Nitin Gadkari. They take a ride in the Toyota Mirai hydrogen car of Nitin Gadkari. It is the only hydrogen car in India. Gadkari mentions that he is working with many local players and top educational institutes to develop an inexpensive method to produce hydrogen. Currently, hydrogen is made from petroleum. It is called brown hydrogen. The hydrogen which is produced from coal is called black hydrogen. As you would imagine, these types of hydrogen can’t impact the environment positively since their source is coal and crude oil.
Many new and existing energy players are working on producing green hydrogen. It is made from the process of electrolysis or biomass. However, the price of the production of green hydrogen is astronomical at the moment. The challenge lies in bringing it down so that everyone can afford it. Nitin Gadkari mentions that hydrogen is the future and it will not just power cars but also heavy-duty machinery, aviation and more. That is what he is currently working on. In the next few years, the technology will become readily available at much lower prices.
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Green Hydrogen and Alternate Fuels
In order to cater to the rising demand for mobility across the country, the MoRTH Minister has devised an innovative plan. Instead of focusing solely on EVs or hydrogen cars, he feels that every region will have a different preferred choice of fuel depending on the topography, production facilities and natural resources. Therefore, the government is working on electric cars, CNG, LNG, ethanol, hydrogen and everything in between. That makes sense in a vast country like India. Therefore, the future of mobility is on the verge of a complete transformation within the next few years. Let us keep a close eye on the latest developments in this space.
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