KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba promised to initiate drafting laws on the development, management, and usage of green hydrogen in the country.
A team of green hydrogen experts from Kathmandu University (KU) has suggested Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba use the hydrogen-run car.
PM Deuba showed curiosity about the usage of hydrogen as fuel in transport when the team led by Virajsingh Thapa met him. PM also said he was completely unaware of the newly introduced fuel.
Deuba also expressed commitment to making the country a carbon-neutral country by 2045 in line with Nepal’s commitment at the global forum. Experts say a hydrogen-powered car costs USD55,000 and can travel 1,360 kilometers with 5 kg of hydrogen. The team briefed the PM about the recent studies and achievements in the process of developing hydrogen as fuel. Thapa said that the use of hydrogen cars will not replace battery-powered cars. “Both cars will move in parallel, battery cars will be useful for light vehicles and short distances and hydrogen cars will be useful for large vehicles and long distances.”
Furthermore, vehicles using both batteries and hydrogen will work against biofuels. Battery-powered vehicles will help replace diesel with gasoline and hydrogen-powered vehicles.