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India Minister Takes Hydrogen Car to Work: Tweet of the Day

Sharing images of his arrival at the country’s Parliament, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari’s official Twitter account said the Indian government is dedicated to a green hydrogen mission.


India’s Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari arrived at the country’s Parliament on March 30 in a green hydrogen-based advanced fuel cell electric vehicle. Image: @OfficeOfNG / TwitterIndia’s Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari arrived at the country’s Parliament on March 30 in a green hydrogen-based advanced fuel cell electric vehicle. Image: Twitter
India’s Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari arrived at the country’s Parliament on March 30 in a green hydrogen-based advanced fuel cell electric vehicle. Image: @OfficeOfNG / Twitter

 

Amid rapidly rising fuel prices in the country, India’s Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari arrived at Parliament on Wednesday in a hydrogen car.

Sharing images of his arrival, the official Twitter account of the Office Of Nitin Gadkari wrote that the Indian government was dedicated to its ‘National Hydrogen Mission.’ It also claimed that the country will soon become a green hydrogen manufacturer and exporter.

Gadkari’s move came on the heels of the launch of Toyota’s green hydrogen-based advanced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai on March 16. Gadkari noted at the launch event that the introduction and adoption of technology to tap into the green hydrogen’s potential will play a key role in securing a clean and affordable energy future for India, news agency PTI reported.

Gadkari’s use of the green hydrogen-powered vehicle comes at a time of fast-rising fuel prices. As of Thursday, petrol and diesel prices have been hiked nine times in the 10 days. With the latest increase, petrol in national capital Delhi will cost ₹101.81 ($1.35) per litre while diesel will cost ₹93.07 ($1.23) per litre.

 

Vishakha Saxena

Vishakha Saxena is the Multimedia and Social Media Editor at Asia Financial. She has been working as a digital journalist since 2013, and is an experienced writer and multimedia producer. As an eager stock market trader and investor, she is keenly interested in economy, emerging markets and the intersections of finance and society. You can tweet to her @saxenavishakha

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