Mahindra’s flex fuel car will run on sugarcane juice, know its technology

Mahindra’s flex fuel car will run on sugarcane juice, know its technology

Mahindra XUV300 Flex Fuel Car: The prices of petrol and diesel have troubled the common man. People who drive have started buying electric and alternative fuel vehicles to get rid of the expense of these two traditional fossil fuels. On the demand of people, vehicle manufacturing companies have started launching vehicles running on flex fuel in addition to electric vehicles. Maruti has prepared to launch its popular car Wagon R flex fuel in the market, while Mahindra has also introduced the XUV300 running on flex fuel. This car of the company will run on flax fuel prepared from sugarcane juice. There will be no need of petrol and diesel for this. Come, let us know about this car and ethanol based flax fuel.

Mahindra XUV300 Flex Fuel showcased at Mobility Show

India’s leading automobile manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra showcased the XUV300 flex-fuel prototype at the Bharat Mobility Global Expo 2024 held in Delhi in early February 2024. This SUV car of the company will now run on 85 percent ethanol mixed petrol. The prototype displayed at the event is based on the W6 variant of Mahindra XUV300.

Mahindra XUV300 Flex Fuel Engine

Mahindra XUV300 flex fuel SUV is based on the W6 variant. It comes with a 1.2-litre, inline three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine, mated to a manual gearbox. The motor of this engine is capable of generating power of 109 bhp and peak torque of 200 Nm.

Features of Mahindra XUV300 Flex Fuel

Talking about the features list of Mahindra XUV300 Flex Fuel, its most special feature is its powertrain. It runs on mixed fuel. It has BS6 2-combination turbocharged engine. This SUV is capable of running on E20 fuel (20 percent to 85 percent ethanol from gasoline). Its design looks similar to the regular XUV.

Mahindra XUV300 Flex Fuel Price

It is expected that Mahindra will start its production in early 2025 along with flex-fuel vehicles from other carmakers. Along with this, it is also being estimated that after its launch in the market, its starting price in ex-showroom may be around Rs 7.99 lakh.

What is ethanol?

Let us tell you that ethanol is prepared from sugarcane juice. When sugar is produced in mills from sugarcane juice, ethanol is separated from it. This is a chemical process. Ethanol is used in making spirits and fuel as well as in the manufacturing of many other items. Flex fuel is prepared from a mixture of ethanol and methanol or methane. Flex fuel is much cheaper than petrol and diesel. That is why amidst the rising prices of petrol and diesel, people of India have started using flex fuel as an alternative fuel.

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