Electronic vehicles (EVs) are getting more stylish by the day. Even politicians couldn’t stop themselves from making a style statement that comes with an environment-friendly promise. Spotted in Toyota Mirai, a Hydrogen based Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), was none other than Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari.
Why did the Minister choose Toyota Mirai?
Mr Gadkari reached the Parliament House yesterday in the Toyota EV to spread awareness about hydrogen as a fuel, FCEV technology and its benefits. With news of fuel price hikes now and then (petrol crossed the Rs.100 mark for the 8th time in 9 days yesterday), this move was much called for.
But that’s not all.
The Minister’s move is exemplary of clean and green mobility as he rode in the greenest car in the world, as per the Guinness Book of World Records. Toyota Mirai can run 1359 km on a single tank with a mileage of 650 km. Like EVs, hydrogen refills quickly and has zero tail pipe emission.
Notably, the Minster has also said that EVs have hit a record 162% overall growth in sales this year.
Buying an EV car on your mind?
There are 12 EV cars in India for now. Tata Tigor EV is the cheapest EV while the Audi RS e-tron GT is the most expensive electric car in India. Mercedes-Benz EQA, ORA R2 and Mahindra eKUV100 are upcoming EVs.
Too long? Here’s a one-liner: Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari spotted in Toyota Mirai – greenest car in the world powered by hydrogen, draws attention to clean and green mobility amidst fuel price hikes.