TVS Motor has launched India’s first ethanol-powered motorcycle, Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 at a price tag of Rs. 1,20,000 ex-showroom in the presence of the Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India – Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Chairman of TVS Motor Company – Venu Srinivasan and his son Sudarshan Venu and CEO of Niti Aayog – Amitabh Kant. The company announced that the sales of the new Apache green variant will begin in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 comes with Twin-Spray-Twin-Port EFI technology to ensure the better drivability, faster throttle response and reduction in emission levels. The top speed of the motorcycle is 129 km/h. The green variant of Apache RTR 200 4V produces a peak power of 15.46 kW @ 8,500 RPM with a torque of 18.1 NM @ 7,000 RPM.
Ethanol is a type of fuel, which can be used in vehicles to reduce pollution. It contains 35% oxygen and reduces nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide emissions from combustion. Ethanol can be produced on a domestic level and because of its biodegradable and non-toxic feature, it is easy to handle, store and transport.
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TVS Motor Company Chairman Venu Srinivasan said, “Today, the two-wheeler industry is looking at green and sustainable future mobility solutions spanning across electric, hybrid and alternative fuels. The company believes that ethanol-based products are an important option for our customers,”. He also said that “TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is a breakthrough in the two-wheeler space that will set the trend for a green future in India”.