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Toyota is bringing the first flex-fuel car, will be launched tomorrow

The company has not disclosed its name yet. It is believed that it could be Camry or Corolla. The Toyota Corolla is available in the international market with a 2.0-litre petrol engine that is powered by E85 ethanol.

Toyota is bringing the first flex-fuel car, will be launched tomorrow

Kenichi Ayukawa, President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), said this initiative will strengthen India’s goal of being in every segment of vehicles in the next 25 years.

Toyota is bringing the first flex-fuel car, will be launched tomorrow

Along with Toyota, other automobile companies are also working to bring flex-fuel vehicles to the Indian automobile market. However, Indians will have to wait longer to buy these vehicles from the showrooms. Till then let’s learn about eco-friendly flex-fuel technology.

What are Flex-Fuel Vehicles?

What are Flex-Fuel Vehicles?

A vehicle that runs on more than one fuel is called a flex-fuel vehicle. It runs on 100% petrol or 100% ethanol. The government has proposed to make vehicles running on E20 fuel i.e. 80 percent petrol and 20 percent ethanol by 2023. This means that automobile companies will have to develop engines that can run on this fuel.

Currently, India has E10 fuel i.e. 90% petrol and 10% ethanol-run vehicles. As of now, flex fuel vehicles are available in the United States, Brazil and Canada. According to an official US website, there were approximately 21 million flex fuel vehicles on the roads of the United States as of 2018. According to the US Department of Energy, FFVs are more efficient and exhibit better acceleration when refueled with higher ethanol blends.

What makes flex fuel cars different from petrol cars?

What makes flex fuel cars different from petrol cars?

According to the US Department of Energy, most flex-fuel vehicles have the same parts as petrol vehicles. Flexible fuel vehicles primarily consist of an internal combustion engine, which can operate on petrol or a mixture thereof with up to 83% ethanol.

Toyota is bringing the first flex-fuel car, will be launched tomorrow

What makes these vehicles different from petrol is a set of some ethanol-compatible components. There is a change in their fuel pump and fuel injection system. The flexible fuel vehicle is also calibrated with an engine control module, to accommodate the high oxygen content of ethanol.

Toyota is bringing the first flex-fuel car, will be launched tomorrow

It monitors and controls the fuel mixture, ignition timing and emissions system. Along with this, this module also monitors the operation of the vehicle and protects against overuse of the engine. It also helps in detecting and troubleshooting problems.

In a flex-fuel car, you can switch to ethanol whenever you want, as compared to petrol car owners. Which can give some relief from expensive fuel. Right now, ethanol is cheaper than petrol in India, helping flex fuel car owners to save on their fuel bills. It will also help India reduce its dependence on fuel imports.

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