TVS Apache 200 ethanol price in India is Rs 1.2 lakh ex-showroom, Maharashtra
TVS Apache 200 ethanol variant has been launched in India at a price tag of Rs 1.2 lakh ex-showroom, Maharashtra. Road Transport and Highway minister Nitin Gadkari were present at the launch event which held in Delhi. The launch event was titled ‘Upshift to Green.’ The ethanol-powered Apache RTR 200 4V was showcased in 2018 Auto Expo. Apache RTR 200 FI E100 will be on sale in three states Maharashtra, Karnataka, and UP.
TVS Apache 200 ethanol price is Rs 9,000 more than the petrol powered variant
Powering the TVS Apache 200 4V ethanol is the same air-cooled, 200cc 4-valve E100 engine. It is designed to use 100% ethanol. This powerplant churns out same 20.6bhp at 8500rpm and 18.1Nm at 7000rpm. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the bike has a top speed of 129 kmph. The EFI on the bike has twin-spray and twin-port technology which the company claims to reduce overall emissions and also ensures better throttle response and better rideability.
If you noticed, the power produced by this engine is similar to that of petrol-powered counterpart even though ethanol has lesser energy density. To compensate for the power loss, EFI is tuned to deliver more ethanol into the cylinder. To do this the EFI system has to be made especially for this purpose as regular petrol injecting EFI will not deliver good results. One can also employ a higher compression ratio to extract more power from the E100 engines.
At present India is blending 6.2% ethanol with the regular unleaded petrol. This ethanol percentage is set to increase to 20% by 2030. For this to take place smoothly, the Government is planning to setup new biorefineries to produce more ethanol from agricultural waste. This will also reduce pollution from burning of waste crops. Ethanol will be produced from the leftovers of sugarcane, sugar beet, and sweet sorghum. Here comes the role of Road Transport and Highway, the minister of MSME, Nitin Gadkari as he recently informed the Sugar Mills across the country to produce more ethanol when there is surplus sugarcane available.
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