Nitin Gadkari To Introduce 100% Ethanol-Powered Toyota Innova On August 29

A file photo of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, Road Transport and Highways of India

Indian Minister Nitin Gadkari announced his intention to reveal a 100% ethanol-powered version of Toyota’s Innova car on August 29.

Gadkari, known for urging automakers to develop eco-friendly vehicles, had previously introduced a hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai EV.

Speaking at a summit, he affirmed the imminent launch of the ethanol-fueled Innova. This innovation marks the world’s first BS-VI (Stage-II) electrified flex-fuel vehicle.

Gadkari’s interest in biofuels dates back to 2004 when he explored alternatives due to rising petrol prices, including a visit to Brazil.

He emphasized the potential of biofuels to significantly reduce foreign exchange spent on petroleum imports, a step towards India’s self-reliance goals. He underlined the need for India to adopt more sustainable practices given the country’s substantial pollution challenges.

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