Maruti Wagon R Flex Fuel: Maruti is preparing its first flex fuel car for the Indian market, which will run on sugarcane juice. Maruti’s first vehicle is going to be a compact vehicle, which is likely to be launched in the Indian market by 2025.
Maruti is continuously manufacturing this type of fuel to relieve its customers from the rising prices of petrol and diesel in the Indian market, which is cheaper than petrol and also generates equal power as petrol. Let me tell you that Maruti is not the first car manufacturer to do this. Even in olden times, this technology was used in some vehicles.
Maruti Wagon R Flex Fuel
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR Flex Fuel has been unveiled at the Auto Expo and is one of the highlights of Maruti Suzuki’s range. However, the company had earlier also showcased it at the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers Technology (SIAM) in December 2022.
Maruti Suzuki is going to manufacture it indigenously with local engineers. This car will be designed to run on 20% to 85% blended ethanol engine.
It is going to be operated with the current 1.2 liter Naturally Accepted petrol engine. However, for this, large scale changes will be made in its engine, due to which it will be able to provide better power on ethanol mixed engine. Its companion, this engine will also be prepared for BS6 and will be operated with a five-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki says that the Maruti WagonR based on the ethanol engine will be up to 79% less polluting than the petrol version. Whereas its performance and power is also going to be same as that of petrol version.
What did Nitin Gadkari ji say?
To use flex fuel car in the Indian market, the country’s Union Transport Minister, Shri Nitin Gadkari has also encouraged people to adopt this technology. On this occasion, he has added people to the platform to use flex fuel engine. And with this we will be able to move faster towards self-reliant India. There will be no need to import expensive petrol from abroad.
Through this technology, petrol will be able to run between 20% to 85% ethanol. On this Maruti Suzuki Response has also come from the company’s side, the company says that we have this technology completely ready, we just need the infrastructure.
What is flex fuel in Maruti Wagon R Flex Fuel?
Flex fuel engine is an alternative fuel made from a mixture of petrol, methanol or ethanol. Flex fuel vehicle engines are designed to run on more than one type of fuel.
Many changes are made to the engine and fuel system. Due to which it appears similar to the normal petrol model. Flex fuel is manufactured from corn and corn, due to which it can also be called alcohol base fuel.
Starch and sugar fermentation is done in its manufacturing process, apart from this, ethanol engines are also much more economical than normal petrol. While the price of petrol in the Indian market is around ₹ 100, the price of ethanol is going to be between ₹ 60 to 70.
And apart from this, it is also going to prove to be a boon for our farmers. The condition of the farmers of our country will also improve and our economy is also going to see more growth.
Future of flex fuel in India?
However, there is still time for flex fuel to arrive in the Indian market. But work on this technology is being done vigorously. In the coming times, we are going to see many projects using flex fuel technology in the Indian market.
Some time ago, the Toyota Innova High Cross was spotted with flex fuel technology internationally.