Toyota to launch flex-fuel car in India, know more


New Delhi: At the 62nd annual meeting of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari asked the industry to consider flexible fuel technology.

The minister’s call for flex-fuel vehicles is nothing new, but the big news is the imminent arrival of a flex-fuel car.

“On September 28 of this month [September], I will be launching a flexible engine Toyota car in Delhi,” Gadkari said. However, he did not specify which model it was. Flexible fuel Toyota will be a pilot project in India.

What is a flexible fuel engine?

A “flexible fuel engine” is an internal combustion engine that can run on more than one type of fuel and mixture.

They usually use a mixture of gasoline and ethanol or methanol, and the engine can automatically adjust any ratio with modifications such as a fuel composition sensor and appropriate ECU programming.

Flex-fuel engines run on 100% gasoline or ethanol and are already available in countries such as Brazil, the United States, and Canada.

Speaking at the 2021 Autocar India Awards, which urged automakers to explore flex-fuel engines in our market, Gadkari said both four-wheelers and two-wheelers can use petrol or ethanol as fuel.

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