Automobile companies to start making flex-fuel vehicles within 6 months, Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said that automobile companies will start manufacturing flex-fuel vehicles within six months.

Addressing a Global Business Summit, he said, most vehicles in India will soon run on 100 percent ethanol. Flex-fuel or flexible fuel is an alternative fuel with a combination of gasoline and methanol or ethanol.

Government is enabling the use of various alternate fuels in an effort to shift from fossil fuels. Automobile and auto components of flex-fuel engines have been included in the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme.

NITI Aayog has formulated the roadmap for ethanol blending for the period 2020-2025 to accelerate the introduction of flex-fuel vehicles. Mr Gadkari also said the government is working to encourage the use of green hydrogen and other alternative fuels.