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Government will mandate ‘flex-fuel’ vehicles in the next 3-4 months, says Nitin Gadkari

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Government will mandate ‘flex-fuel’ vehicles in the next 3-4 months, says Nitin Gadkari

Such a move will be cost-effective for consumers, who are hassled by the high petrol prices, the minister said, pointing out that a litre of bioethanol costs Rs 65 as against Rs 110 paid for petrol. The alternative fuel is also less polluting and saves forex.

Car Makers will soon have to manufacture vehicles that run on multiple fuel configuration.

“In the next 3 to 4 months, I will be issuing an order, mandating all vehicle manufacturers to power vehicles with flex engines (that can run on more than one fuel)” Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

The Minister of Road Transport & Highways had highlighted the government’s plans to announce guidelines for flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) by the third quarter of current year (FY22), at an  event earlier this month.”We are committed to delivering vehicles with flex engine norms. We have taken a decision, we will make it mandatory by which there will be a flex-engine,” Gadkari had said.

Aimed at reducing the use of polluting fossil fuels and cutting down harmful emissions, such a move will also be cost-effective for consumers, who are hassled by the high petrol prices, the minister said, pointing out that a litre of bioethanol costs Rs 65 as against Rs 110 paid for petrol. The alternative fuel is also less polluting and saves forex.

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