Nitin Gadkari and Amitabh Kant launches India’s first Ethanol based Motorcycle – TVS Apache RTR 200

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New Delhi: TVS Motor Company created a benchmark in the industry by launching India’s first Ethanol based motorcycle, TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100. The motorcycle was launched by Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, and Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company.

TVS Motor Company first showcased the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Ethanol concept in Auto Expo 2018 held in Delhi. TVS Apache is the flagship brand of TVS Motor Company with over 3.5 million happy customers across the globe.

Commenting on this launch, Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor Company, said,“We are delighted to launch the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 in the presence of Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India; & Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Shri. Nitin Jairam Gadkari who has created a roadmap for the implementation of future mobility in the country.”

The TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 sports a vibrant interplay of green graphics seamlessly woven with the ‘Ethanol’ logo. It is equipped with a Twin-Spray-Twin-Port EFI technology. This ensures better drivability, faster throttle response and reduction in emission levels. It delivers better usable power under varied ambient conditions. This motorcycle boasts of an impressive peak power of 21 PS @ 8500 rpm with a torque of 18.1 Nm @ 7000 rpm and has an ascending top speed of 129 kmph.

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said,
“This new initiative will reduce our imports, create jobs. There will be a good market for exports also.

Gadkari further said that the Rs. 7 lakh crore fuel import bill of the country will come down significantly with the help of mass use of bio-fuel.

He said that so far the petroleum ministry was not willing to allow setting up of petrol pumps because automobile manufacturers were not using ethanol as fuel.

Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog said we need vehicles with alternate fuel such as ethanol which will in return reduce the purchase of petrol.

He also urged on the need for greener solutions and hopes that India becomes a hub for alternate fuel market.

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