We have advised Automobile Manufacturers in India to start manufacturing Flex Fuel Vehicles: Nitin Gadkari

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Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that in order to substitute India’s import of petroleum as a fuel and to provide direct benefits to our farmers, we have now advised the Automobile Manufacturers in India to start manufacturing Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) and Flex Fuel Strong Hybrid Electric Vehicles (FFV-SHEV) complying with BS-6 Norms in a time bound manner within a period of six months. Gadkari was addressing the Closing ceremony of Agro-Vision in Nagpur today.

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had inaugurated Agro Vision in Nagpur. Agro Vision was initiated to prevent farmers’ suicides.

He said, “In line with Hon. Prime Minister’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and government’s policy on promoting ethanol as a transport fuel, Flex Fuel Vehicles are capable to run on a combination of 100% Petrol or 100% bio-ethanol and their blends, along with strong Hybrid Electric technology in case of FFV-SHEVs.”

“This move will drastically reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions from vehicles on a Well-to-Wheel basis, helping India to comply with its commitment made at COP26 to reduce the total projected carbon emissions by One Billion Tonnes by 2030,” the Union Minister further added in a series of tweets.

Held from December 24-27, the event featured workshops for farmers, display of agricultural commodities and products.

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