Government asks automakers start producing flex-fuel vehicles in six months

The central government has advised automobile makers to start manufacturing flex-fuel vehicles (FFV) and flex-fuel strong hybrid electric vehicles (FFV-SHEV) complying with BS-VI emission norms within six months.

This will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on a well-to-wheel basis, helping India to comply with its commitment made at COP26 to reduce the total projected carbon emissions by one billion tonnes by 2030. In addition, the FFVs are capable of running on a combination of 100 per cent petrol or 100 per cent bio-ethanol and their blends, along with strong hybrid electric technology in the case of FFV-SHEVs.