Giving information, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the government has issued an advisory to car makers to introduce flex fuel engines in vehicles within 6 months. Gadkari said that he has signed a file on flex fuel engine in which car makers have been asked to make flex-fuel engines for their vehicles. The minister also said that the government has given 6 months time to car makers to install flex fuel engines in such vehicles which can run on more than one fuel.
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Soon four-wheelers will run on 100% ethanol
Gadkari said companies like TVS Motors and Bajaj Auto have already started production of flex-fuel engines for their two-wheelers and three-wheelers. Gadkari said that soon four-wheelers will run on 100% ethanol. So we will no longer need petrol and money will also be saved by using green fuel.
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what is flex engine
Flex engine means an engine that can run on other fuel without any problem. At present, this engine is being used the most in Brazil. According to media reports, about 30 lakh vehicles are running with this engine here. In the context of India, the fuel for this engine can be made by mixing ethanol and methanol. With the arrival of this engine, you will be able to run your car completely on petrol or diesel or ethanol.
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Currently, ethanol-mixed fuel and flex-fuel engines are mainly used in Brazil and the US 2. India is one of the largest users of fossil fuel and imports 80 per cent of its total fossil fuel requirement. India aims to promote the use of ethanol and ethanol-mixed petrol. India has already set a target to increase mixing of ethanol in petrol.