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TVS Motor launches India’s first Ethanol based motorcycle, TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

Launched by Nitin Gadkari as part of the green initiative

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From L-R: Sudarshan Venu, Amitabh Kant, Nitin Jairam Gadkari, and Venu Srinivasan after the launch.
From L-R: Sudarshan Venu, Amitabh Kant, Nitin Jairam Gadkari, and Venu Srinivasan after the launch.

TVS Motor Company launched India’s first ethanol based motorcycle – TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100. The motorcycle was launched by Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India & Micro, SMEs,  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. 

Srinivasan said, “Gadkari has created a roadmap for the implementation of future mobility in the country. Today, the two-wheeler industry is looking at green and sustainable future mobility solutions spanning across electric, hybrid and alternate fuels. This is due to the easy compatibility in transition to ethanol and its sustained positive impact on the environment without compromising on performance and total cost of ownership.”

Ethanol is domestically produced from renewable plant sources. It is non-toxic, biodegradable, as well as safe to handle, store and transport.  An oxygenated fuel that contains 35% oxygen, ethanol reduces nitrogen oxide emissions from combustion.  Apart from this, it also helps reduce carbon monoxide emissions, particulate matter and sulphur-di-oxide.  

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.

This special edition would be available in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka at an attractive price of Rs 1,20,000.

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