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Toyota takes Brazilian flex-fuel hybrid to India


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Toyota presented on Tuesday (11) in India a hybrid flex-fuel sedan produced in Brazil, starting a pilot project in a market where the government is pressuring automakers to reduce the emissions of pollutants from their products.

In 2019, Toyota launched the flex hybrid Corolla, which runs on gasoline, ethanol and battery, in Brazil and for months has been advocating a strategy of exporting the technology to other markets as a way to expand scale and reduce costs.

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India is one of the biggest sugarcane producers in the world and the proportion of ethanol in the fuel is around 10%, and it could advance, according to the auto parts industry in Brazil.

While the adoption of electric vehicles is growing at a slow pace in India, the road transport minister wants automakers to develop flex-fuel engines that will use locally produced ethanol as the dominant fuel, reducing dependence on imported gasoline.

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The company’s pilot project will enhance India’s energy independence in line with the government’s goal of energy self-sufficiency by 2047, Toyota Kirloskar Vice President Vikram Kirloskar said at the launch in New Delhi.

India, which is a major sugar producer, wants to increase its use of ethanol as in Brazil.

The aim of the initiative is to see how the car works in India and to raise awareness of the technology.

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