With mounting pressure from the government to push the country towards the adoption of cleaner energy sources, one of the leading companies of the country, TVS motors, has come up with an ethanol-powered version of its flagship bike Apache. The ethanol variant costs a mere Rs — 11,000 higher than the petrol version of it. However, the company has achieved a remarkable feat by manufacturing a bike that runs entirely on ethanol. The concept has long been implemented in Brazil, and the government wants to reduce its crude oil dependence for various reasons.
Mr. Nitin Gadkari, petroleum minister of India, congratulated the group for the success. In the initial phase, the bike will only be available in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. On this remarkable achievement, the petroleum minister of India, Mr. Nitin Gadkari congratulated the group for the success and laid out his vision for a younger and brighter India. The fuel, ethanol is produced locally from organic wastes like molasses and other readily biodegradable plant derivatives. It also ensures that the government is taking appropriate steps towards a cleaner and greener future. The company, TVS Motors, first displayed its concept design in the Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi. However, there are speculations on the existence of the concept. Currently, petrol for ethanol percentage is lesser than even 10 percent. However, the government is sure that they will reach a remarkable milestone by November of this month. Only time will unfold the fate of biofuels in the country.