Pilot project on flexi-fuel hybrid electric vehicles launched in India

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari launched Toyota’s pilot project on the flexi-fuel strong hybrid electric vehicles (FFV-SHEV) in India. It would run on 100 per cent petrol as well as 20 to 100 per cent blended ethanol and electric power.

The minister said that a 6 to 8 percent increase in agricultural growth rate is necessary for achieving the vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat. He emphasised on the importance of converting surplus food grain and sugar into ethanol for boosting the rural economy. He further stated that the success of this pilot project will create an ecosystem of electric vehicles.

Recently in July 2022, Triton Electric Vehicle, based in New Jersey announced plans to manufacture electric cars in India. It will also produce hydrogen-powered two- and three-wheeler EVs from its Gujarat plant. The company also aims to export these two-wheelers and three-wheelers from India, and plans to start producing EV trucks this year at its Bhuj facility in Gujarat.

 

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