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India’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways pulls up to Parliament in a hydrogen car

Written by Kfir Kedem – April 14, 2022

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

Is hydrogen the future of passenger cars? At Auto Trendy, we have repeatedly reported about hydrogen’s benefits to commercial transport. We have not yet seen as many advantages within passenger cars. Some high-profile names are however looking to hydrogen for the future.

Nitin Gadkari showed up to Parliament in India’s first-ever Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV). For context, he is the county’s Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways. He said that hydrogen is the way to go for the country and that Green Hydrogen will be produced domestically. The price of hydrogen would be 2 Indian Rupees per km.

Auto Trendy’s take:

Gadkari’s entrance was a huge statement. What we interpret is that the minister is going at full speed in the direction of hydrogen. Further updates to his plans are welcome as there are still questions left unanswered such as: how will the refueling networks be set up? What is the plan to produce the hydrogen? Will there be subsidies for OEM’s to produce more FCEV’s?

Hopefully these will be answered sooner rather than later and we’ll see whether other countries follow suit.

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