29 Aug 2023

Nitin Gadkari Launches World's First Prototype Of Electrified Flex Fuel Vehicle

New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari launched the world's first prototype of the BS 6 Stage II 'Electrified Flex Fuel Vehicle', developed by Toyota Kirloskar Motor. 


On this occasion Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, MD & CEO of Toyota Masakazu Yoshimura, Ambassador, Diplomats from Japan Embassy, higher officials and advisors in New Delhi were present.

Ethanol will help farmers transition to Urjadata

Speaking on the occasion Shri Gadkari said Ethanol being an indigenous, eco-friendly, and renewable fuel holds promising prospects for India. He said the emphasis of the Modi Government on ethanol aligns with objectives of attaining energy self-sufficiency, doubling farmers' income, transitioning them to Urjadata while continuing to support them as Annadata, and positively impacting the environment.

Bamboo used for manufacturing bio-ethanol in Assam

Talking about innovations in biofuels Shri Gadkari spoke of refinery in Numaligarh in Assam of Indian Oil Corporation where bamboo is being used for manufacturing bio ethanol.

Vehicle is engineered to adhere to India's stricter emission standards

Shri Gadkari said this innovative vehicle is based on the Innova Hycross and is engineered to adhere to India's stricter emission standards, marking it as the first-ever BS 6 (Stage II) Electrified Flex Fuel Vehicle prototype globally. He said the upcoming stages for this prototype encompass meticulous refinement, homologation, and certification processes.

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