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Union minister Nitin Gadkari urged the automobile industry to manufacture flex fuel engines in the country. The road transport and highways minister was addressing a virtual conference. Gadkari highlighted how companies from USA, Brazil and Canada are manufacturing flex-engines which gives consumers a choice to either use ethanol or petrol. In his address, Gadkari also thanked Bajaj and TVS for manufacturing scooter running on bio-ethanol fuel. Watch the full video for more details.
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Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari urged automobile industry to introduce flex-fuel engines. He said, "I am not satisfied that industries are not giving the cooperation. In USA, Brazil and Canada, all these companies which are present in India they have flex engine, there is a choice for the consumer either they can use ethanol or petrol 10 per cent, so this is going to be very much helpful for the Indian economy. Because ethanol is from agriculture and it's a green fuel which is going to reduce pollution."
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