Nitin Gadkari has launched the Toyota Flex Fuel car. This is a Toyota Corolla car in which the Flex Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Motor has been added. This flex-fuel car will reduce pollution as well as reduce the cost of buying fuel.
Toyota Flex Fuel Car: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has started the first pilot project of Japanese carmaker Toyota’s Flex Fuel-Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicle (FFV-SHEV). The vehicle under this is the first such car in the country, which can be run on 100% ethanol.
It is noteworthy that flex-fuel is a fuel made by mixing gasoline and methanol or ethanol, with a small amount of petrol and a high amount of the rest. At the 62nd Annual Session of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that he would unveil the first flex-fuel car in India, following which work on the project was started at a rapid pace.
Flex-Fuel Kit fitted to Toyota Corolla
The Flex Fuel Kit is fitted to Toyota’s Corolla models. It is an Altis FFV SHEV, imported from Toyota Brazil for a pilot project. Toyota Brazil introduces new technology for Flex Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
The FFV-SHEV car has a flex-fuel engine and an electric powertrain, which deliver higher fuel efficiency by using high ethanol. Also, these cars are capable of utilizing any high combination of ethanol blending from 20 percent to 100 percent.
Auto sector increasing pollution- Gadkari
Speaking at the launch, Nitin Gadkari said, “Pollution is a big concern in India and the transport sector is contributing to the pollution. Hence there is a need to encourage and encourage the use of electric vehicles that run on biofuels like ethanol and methanol. “
According to the government’s project, the target of 10 percent ethanol blending in the country by 2022 and 20 percent ethanol blending by 2030 was later changed to 20 percent ethanol blending in petrol by 2025.