E20 Fuel Vehicles
The automobile industry in India is gearing up for the transition to E20 Fuel, which is a blend of 20% ethanol and 80% petrol. The use of E20 fuel is expected to help reduce harmful emissions, promote sustainable energy, and reduce India’s dependence on foreign oil. However, not all vehicles are equipped to handle this fuel mix. Here’s a look at the cars that can use E20 fuel.
E20 Suitable Vehicles
Hyundai Creta, Venue, and Alcazar
Hyundai Motor India is leading the way in terms of E20 fuel readiness. The Creta, Venue, and Alcazar SUVs from Hyundai Motor India can operate on E20 petrol as of the 2023 MY model year. The Creta, in particular, has two petrol engine options, a 1.5-litre MPi naturally-aspirated engine, and a 1.4-litre Kappa turbo GDi engine, both of which are compatible with E20 fuel.
Tata Motors has also entered the E20 fuel market with its new turbocharged petrol engines. The company debuted two new engines, a 1.2-litre and a 1.5-litre, at Auto Expo 2023. Tata has stated that its cars longer than 4 metres, presumably the Harrier and Safari SUVs, would soon be equipped with engines that are compatible with E20 fuel.
|Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara|
Maruti Suzuki, one of the largest car manufacturers in India, has also announced plans to make its vehicles E20 fuel-compliant. The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara comes with two engine options, a 1.5-litre intelligent electric hybrid and a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, both of which can use E20 fuel.
Skoda and Volkswagen
|Skoda Kushaq||Volkswagen Taigun|
The Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun are two mid-size SUVs that can use E20 fuel. Both of them have 1.0-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine options, which are E20 fuel-compliant.
The MG Astor is another mid-size SUV that can use E20 fuel. It has two petrol engine choices, a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated engine and a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine. However, only the 1.5-litre petrol unit of the Astor is E20 fuel-ready.
While there aren’t many cars on Indian roads that can handle an E20 petrol mix yet, it’s clear that more and more car manufacturers are working to make their vehicles E20 fuel-compliant. The use of E20 fuel is expected to have many benefits, including reducing harmful emissions and promoting sustainable energy. As the automobile industry in India continues to evolve, we can expect to see more cars that can use E20 fuel in the coming years.
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