The Indian government is studying green hydrogen to fuel vehicles on Indian roads. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that his ministry is fully interested in green hydrogen as a potential transportation fuel to serve as an alternative to electric vehicles in an effort to achieve India’s climate goals. Nitin Gadkari, who in the past has been one of the most vocal advocates of alternative fuels as well as electric vehicles, said he is ready to give hydrogen-powered cars the same kind of grant that is currently given to electric He is going. Vehicle.
Discussing at a conference on ‘Hydrogen and gas based mobility’, Gadkari said, “We are exploring possibilities regarding green hydrogen as a potential transportation fuel… We can give that concession for green. Hydrogen too.” According to Gadkari, India should focus on hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle technology especially for heavy trucks, buses, marine and aviation purposes. Gadkari said the move would get support from the Center and he would take up the matter with the Finance Ministry and NITI Aayog for further implementation. We are working to bring out a unified road map and create opportunities for alternative clean and green transportation fuels. Such as electricity, bio-CNG, LNG, ethanol, methanol and hydrogen fuel cells.
If implemented, hydrogen will become the second such alternative fuel to be used in India after the government issued its first draft notification on ethanol blending in the fuel. The draft notification proposes blending of 12 per cent and 15 per cent ethanol in petrol as a motor vehicle fuel. Adding ethanol to petrol is likely to bring down the overall cost of the fuel, which has exceeded ₹100 per liter at several places across India. It is also seen as a way to reduce vehicular pollution and reduce costly fuel imports. Gadkari said India has a bind with the Paris climate accord and aims to reduce carbon emissions by 33 to 35 percent by 2030. He also said that India aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.