Hindustan Petroleum launches 99-Octane fuel for high-end cars

State-owned fuel retailer Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) has launched a new high-octane petrol called 'poWer 99'. This fuel boasts of an octane rating of 99, which is currently the highest rating in India.

The company has launched poWer 99 as part of a pilot project in Bangalore. The high-octane petrol will be sold through HPCL's outlet in Murugeshpalya, on Old Airport Road, Bangalore. The fuel's reach will eventually be expanded to other metros in the coming weeks.

Owing to its high octane rating, the poWer 99 petrol can withstand higher compression ratios before the air fuel mixture gets ignited. Using a lower octane level fuel in engines with high compression ratios results in engine knocking.

This will thus be an ideal fuel choice for high-performance cars from automakers like Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari. With cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Gurgaon seeing an apparent rise in the number of such high-end cars, the demand of good fuel with high octane rating is surely on the rise. HPCL will thus be focusing on these key markets to launch the poWer 99 petrol in the future.

Source: ET Auto

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