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Will Drive Green Hydrogen Car in Delhi to Show It’s Possible, Says Nitin Gadkari

December 4, 2021
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that he has bought a car that will run on green hydrogen and has been produced at Faridabad’s oil research institute for a pilot project.

Addressing a national summit on financial inclusion, the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister said he will drive that car in Delhi so that people believe it’s possible to get green hydrogen from water. The union minister has been pitching for the prospects of green hydrogen as a potential transport fuel. “I have a plan to run buses, trucks and cars on green hydrogen that would be produced using sewage water and solid waste in cities,” he said.

Nitin Gadkari said that India imports diesel, petrol and other petroleum products worth ₹8 lakh crore each year and if it continues its consumption like this, then the import bill might go up to ₹25 lakh in the next five years. Recently, the minister also said that he will soon issue an order, directing car manufacturers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles.

Noting that the country will become Atmanirbhar (self-reliant) with the introduction of flex-fuel engines in vehicles, he said, “MDs of Toyota Motor Corporation, Suzuki and Hyundai Motor India has assured me that like Brazil, America and Canada, the vehicles in our country will run on 100% bio-ethanol produced by our farmers, instead of 100% petrol.”