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Tuesday, 29 June 2021

The government's new plan

 The government's new plan

India will allow ethanol based flex engines in vehicles, saving Rs 30-35 per liter


Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has decided to allow an ethanol-based 'flex fuel engine' in India. “We are going to start this scheme and it will start in three months,” he said. This will greatly relieve the rising prices of petrol and diesel. In many places in the country, the price of petrol has reached Rs 107 per liter.


Gadkari said other countries in the world like Brazil, the US and Canada have flex engines, which are powered by agricultural products and encourage automakers like BMW, Mercedes and Toyota to develop vehicles running on alternative fuels.


Ethanol will be available at Rs 60 to Rs 62 per liter

He said that turning to locally produced ethanol would be helpful for a country like India, which relies on imports of crude oil to power the transport sector, which would reduce pollution and also save costs. Ethanol costs between Rs 60 and Rs 62 per liter, while petrol is priced at more than Rs 100 per liter. However, the caloric value of ethanol is low.


What is a flex-fuel engine?

A flex-fuel engine is an engine that runs on more than one fuel. It usually uses gasoline with a mixture of ethanol or methanol fuel. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the deadline for achieving the target of blending 20% ​​ethanol with petrol has been extended to 5 years i.e. 2025. It aims to reduce pollution and reduce dependence on imports. Previously, it was targeted to blend 20% ethanol by the year 2030.


There will be savings due to lower prices

Alternative fuel ethanol costs Rs 60-62 per liter, while petrol costs more than Rs 100 per liter in many parts of the country. Therefore, the people of the country will save Rs 30 to 35 per liter by using ethanol. "I am the transport minister. I order the industry that we will have not only petrol-powered engines, but also flex-fuel engines," he said. People will have the option of using 100% crude oil or 100% crude oil.

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Companies make ethanol models

Citing TVS and Bajaj as examples, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked more manufacturers to develop their ethanol models. He said Indian automakers, including TVS and Bajaj, have already developed two-wheelers to run on ethanol and are asking their peers to develop their own models.

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