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Government wants carmakers to produce flex engines

Apart from reducing vehicular emissions and, in turn, pollution levels, the government claims that flex engines will reduce the country's dependence on fuel imports and boost the agricultural economy. By the year 2030, India is looking to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity of its GDP by 33%-35% below 2005 levels.

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has requested vehicle manufacturers in India to build flex engines that run on more than just one type of fuel. These engines are claimed to produce lesser emissions when running on ethanol.

Apart from reducing vehicular emissions and, in turn, pollution levels, the government claims that flex engines will reduce the country's dependence on fuel imports and boost the agricultural economy.

The minister met a team of delegates of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), which wanted the government to defer the corporate average fuel efficiency (CAFE) norms. These norms, which are to be implemented from 2022, will set the standard fuel economy target by vehicle weight or size. They will ensure that automakers produce fuel-efficient vehicles with lesser CO2 emissions.

By the year 2030, India is looking to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity of its GDP by 33%-35% below 2005 levels.

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Source: ET Auto

 
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