World's First 100% Ethanol-Fueled Car Launched

  • 31 Aug 2023

On 29th August, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari introduced the world's inaugural 100% ethanol-powered car in New Delhi, marking a significant step towards emission reduction and fuel efficiency enhancement.

Key Points

  • Historic Ethanol-Fueled Car Launch: This step aims to combat carbon dioxide emissions and improve vehicle fuel efficiency.
  • BS-VI Ethanol-Powered Vehicle: Minister celebrated this milestone as the launch of the world's first electrified flex-fuel vehicle, operating entirely on ethanol-based fuel. He emphasized the urgency of adopting sustainable measures to address pollution and reduce dependence on oil imports.
  • Economic and Environmental Benefits: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister emphasized the financial benefits of ethanol blending.
  • A 20% ethanol blend in petrol could result in an annual import bill savings of 35 thousand crore rupees.
  • India has surpassed its 10% ethanol blending target ahead of schedule, signifying successful progress.
  • Global Biofuel Partnership: This collaborative effort aims to advance the adoption and integration of biofuels on an international scale.
  • Flex Fuel Technology: The flex fuel technology enables engines to efficiently use ethanol-blended petrol or gasoline beyond a 20% threshold.
  • The overarching goal is to minimize carbon emissions, promote sustainable mobility, and reduce reliance on conventional fuel sources.