As India plans to give a robust push to promote the use of electric vehicles, a top scientist says the hydrogen-based system would be the right choice in the long run given its potential to become the fuel of the next generation. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had come out with a demonstration vehicle using hydrogen itself as fuel, G Madhavan Nair, the former chairman of the space agency, said. He was referring to a hydrogen-powered bus developed four years ago by Tata Motors and ISRO after several years of research. “In the long run, I will say that hydrogen-based thing will be the right choice because hydrogen has to become the fuel of the next generation,” Nair told PTI in an interview. India is looking at having an all-electric car fleet by 2030 with an express objective of lowering the fuel import bill and the running cost of vehicles.
The government is aggressively trying to push the sales and production of EVs in the country through schemes such as FAME India. State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) last month said it will procure 10,000 electric cars. Read More…
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