India is set to make history by introducing the world’s first BS-VI electrified flex-fuel vehicle, which will run entirely on ethanol. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, known for his advocacy of alternative fuels, will unveil the electric flex-fuel Toyota Innova MPV on August 29. This innovative car is a significant milestone for India, transitioning from introducing E10 to now having E100 cars in a remarkably short period of time.
Gadkari’s interest in biofuels began in 2004, driven by rising petrol prices in the country. He recognized the significant potential of biofuels to save a substantial amount of foreign exchange spent on importing petroleum. In an effort to reduce oil imports and make the country self-reliant, Gadkari has been encouraging car manufacturers to create vehicles that use alternative fuels and are more environmentally friendly.
The electric flex-fuel Toyota Innova MPV marks another step in this direction. The car will be the world’s first to be Stage-II BS6 compatible and run entirely on 100 percent ethanol. Gadkari emphasized the importance of reducing oil imports, which currently cost the country Rs 16 lakh crore, leading to a considerable economic loss.
In addition to promoting alternative fuels, Gadkari also highlighted other sustainability initiatives. He discussed the negative effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which can contribute to diseases such as cancer. Gadkari believes that adopting organic farming practices can generate significant prosperity while promoting sustainability.
The car industry in India is also witnessing the introduction of powerful hybrid cars and vehicles that produce zero emissions. Companies like Mahindra and Tata are working on releasing a range of electric vehicles within the next couple of years. These developments signify India’s commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.
According to motormoutharabia.com