The Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari, in an attempt to "make people believe" that vehicles can ply on hydrogen extracted from wastewater, said that he has bought a pilot project car that runs on green hydrogen produced in an oil research institute in Faridabad. He would soon take a ride of the city to make people believe.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also said that he envisions to "create value from waste" and is planning to use green hydrogen to run buses, trucks, and cars in different cities.
Addressing the sixth National Summit on Financial Inclusion on Thursday, Mr Gadkari said, "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."
"I am trying to create value from waste," he added.
At present, India is moving at a snail's pace to move away from internal combustion engine (ICE) powered vehicles towards battery powered vehicles. Only a handful of manufacturers including Tata Motors and MG are offering electric cars. In the two-wheeler segment, startups like Ola and Ather Energy are trying to sizzle up the market but they still have to show numbers to convince the market.