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India will have fully ethanol powered vehicles by 2022

India has stepped up its search for alternative fuels for petrol and diesel in its global drive to embrace green energy. In this issue, the central government has decided to release two-wheelers, three-wheelers and four-wheelers with 100 per cent ethanol fuel. It is a matter of lack of production and availability of ethanol in the country. But the government believes that environmentally friendly organic fuel is cheap, sustainable, switchable and sustainable. At the same time, due to organic fuel production from vegetable, sugarcane and farm residues, farmers are getting a new source of income. Efforts must be made in this direction from now on.

Last week, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways devised 100 percent ethanol as a model for using organic fuels. The Ministry of Automotive Industry Standards Committee (AISC) has set safety procedure rules for E-100 (ethanol-100) prototype vehicles. This will ensure the safety of the pump crew, including the driver and passengers. A senior official at the ministry said the use of 10 per cent mixed ethanol in petrol would not require any change in vehicles. Some components of the vehicle are replaced when the ethanol content is 20 percent.

Ethanol, such as E-85, E-95 and E-100, is mandatory to change the design of the vehicle and engine. Vehicles cannot operate without it. Otherwise there is a risk of further damage to the passenger and the vehicle. The new standards for E-85 to E-100 vehicles provide safety measures and Flex engines, the official said. Sensors within the modern Flex engine tell the amount of ethanol when fueling. With this the engine tuning will be set. In Brazil it is technology. The ministry has sent a draft of E-100 vehicles to the concerned stakeholders for consultation, the official said.

E-100 vehicles have a special label

The E-85, 95 and 100 vehicles will be identified separately. These vehicles need to apply 20 mm wide, 40 mm high, nine mm long yellow labels. This indicates the percentage of ethanol from black. Such vehicles will be provided with fire extinguishers, fire detection and alarm systems, and leak detection systems.

Transportation experts say the government aims to launch ethanol-20 vehicles by 2022. The arrival of E-85, 95 and 100 vehicles takes time. The main reason for this is the increased cost of vehicle production due to new technology. Moreover, a series of ethanol blended organic fuels in the petrol and diesel model are not available in the country. At the same time, automakers need to invest heavily in factory modernization to make changes to the design of vehicles and engines.


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