Electrified Flex Fuel Vehicle:
The Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India unveiled the Prototype of BS-6 Stage-II, Electrified Flex fuel vehicle.
- Electrified Flex fuel vehicle is the World’s first BS-6 Stage-II Electrified Flex fuel vehicle.
- An Electrified Flex Fuel Vehicle has both a Flexi Fuel engine and an electric powertrain.
- Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) have an internal combustion engine and are capable of operating on gasoline and any blend of gasoline and ethanol up to 83%.
- In flex fuels, the ratio of ethanol to petrol can be adjusted, but the most commonly used flex fuel uses 85 per cent ethanol and 15 per cent petrol.
- Bio-ethanol contains less energy per litre than petrol, but the calorific value (energy contained in the fuel) of bio-ethanol will become on par with petrol with the use of advanced technology.
- Since an FFV is capable of running on either petrol or ethanol, it will be the first of its kind 100 per cent dual fuel vehicle to be running on Indian roads.
- Flex fuel engines are already popular in Brazil, the United States, the European Union and China, among many others.