The world’s first 100 percent ethanol-fueled variant of Toyota’s Innova car has been launched by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on 29 August 2023 in New Delhi. This world’s first electrified flex-fuel vehicle, featuring BS-VI (Stage-II) compliance can function fully on ethanol-based fuel.
- Benefits of Ethanol Blended Fuel: The adoption of ethanol blended is beneficial for the agriculture sector’s growth and reducing the country’s dependence on oil imports.
- Ethanol Blending Achievements: India achieved 10 percent ethanol blending ahead of the initial target of 2022.
What is Flex Fuel Technology
Flex fuel technology allows engines to use ethanol-blended petrol or gasoline beyond 20 percent, aiming to reduce carbon emissions, promote sustainable mobility, and decrease dependency on traditional fuels.
Q.: What is the key feature of the world’s first ethanol-fueled car launched by Nitin Gadkari?
a) It’s the fastest car ever built
b) It can run on multiple types of fuels simultaneously
c) It functions entirely on ethanol-based fuel
d) It’s a self-driving car
Ans : c) It functions entirely on ethanol-based fuel