Today, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has made an important announcement regarding the use of bio-fuel in the country’s transport sector. He has said that he will issue an order in the next 3 to 4 months, making it mandatory for all automakers to run on flex engines means vehicles that can run on more than one fuel.
According to a leading news agency report, Nitin Gadkari said that India is shifting its public transport fleet to green fuel. He said that by emphasizing on green fuel solution, citizens will get some relief from the rising prices of petrol and diesel. The Union Minister informed that the Central Government will soon announce a policy for flex-fuel engines. This policy will encourage automobile manufacturers to make such engines.
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 Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari pic.twitter.com/VKqkoDTXOr
— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2021
Nitin Gadkari has been emphasizing on bio-fuel vehicles for the Indian transport sector for a long time. He appealed to the Indian auto industry to make flex engines. Nitin Gadkari recently told that it will have many benefits. Bio-fuel will reduce pollution and another big advantage will be that there will be a decline in the import of crude oil.
Talking about flex-fuel engines, these are those engines in which a mixture of petrol and ethanol or methanol can also be used. It can run on one or more types of fuel. This engine is similar to a normal internal combustion engine (ICE). Its specialty is that the fuel mixture sensor is used in it, which balances itself according to the amount of fuel in the mixture.