Toyota showcases first ever BS-6 stage-II Electrified Flex Fuel Vehicle
Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, inaugurated the world's first ethanol-powered Toyota Innova Hycross on August 29 in an effort to increase renewable energy consumption in the country. This is the world's first prototype of Toyota Kirloskar Motor's BS-6 (Stage Il) 'electrified flex fuel vehicle. The launch is consistent with the government's stated goal of reducing India's reliance on imported petroleum and shifting away from fossil fuels.
Gadkari unveiled the Toyota Mirai EV last year, which runs entirely on hydrogen-generated power. The minister has urged automakers to create and manufacture vehicles that run on alternative fuels, are more environmentally friendly, and hence have a lower carbon impact. Gadkari unveiled the Toyota Mirai EV last year, which runs entirely on hydrogen-generated power.
Not only is ethanol approximately half the price of gasoline, but it is also a biofuel that can be derived from sugarcane molasses found in agricultural goods. So, in addition to lower operating costs, it is also more greener and cleaner for the environment, owing to its carbon-neutral characteristics.
The hybrid technology then combines the advantages of electric propulsion with ethanol fuel for increased fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, marked a momentous occasion by unveiling Toyota's cutting-edge innovation the 100% ethanol-fueled variant of the Innova. Praising Toyota's leadership, Minister Gadkari hailed the historic significance of introducing the world's first BS-6 Stage-II Electrified Flex Fuel Innova Hycross. He said, "I believe India will soon be the world's first vehicle manufacturing hub of electric, ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, bio-LNG, bio-CNG and other alternative fuel vehicles. This push of alternative fuels under the leadership of Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi will build potential for not having any imports of petrol, reduce pollution and bring cost-effective fuels. Alternative fuels will indeed change the whole landscape of India's economy and it will not only make farmers Annadattta to Urjadatta but also providers of Bio-aviation fuel."
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