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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari launched the world's first flex-fuel ethanol-powered car in India. Toyota Motor has unveiled the fully fleshed ethanol vehicle based on the popular MPV Innova HyCross. On the 29th of August, they launched it officially.
The flex fuel Innove HyCross not only runs on the alternative fuel but also runs on EV mode, which will be generated in its operational mode. The electrified Innova HyCros flex fuel is in compliance with the latest emission standards.
Ethanol being an indigenous, eco-friendly, and renewable fuel holds promising prospects for India. The emphasis of the Modi Govt on ethanol aligns with objectives of attaining energy self-sufficiency, doubling farmers' income, transitioning them to Urjadata while continuing to… pic.twitter.com/cl3vIVIaKo— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) August 29, 2023
The Innova HyCross will incorporate a lithium-ion battery pack capable of providing sufficient energy to make the vehicle run on the EV mode. The vehicle is still in production and the release date is yet to be confirmed by the company. The flex fuel Hycross will slightly differ from the hybrid variant of the MPV.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was always interested in promoting alternative fuels, that is to look for the alternate option of Petrol and Diesel, which help to reduce pollution and carbon emissions. Nitin Gadkari talks about the same in the launch event.
Toyota Motors has also launched a hydrogen electric vehicle this year. The Toyota Mirai FCEV stands globally as the hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle.