Mumbai: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said new vehicles that run entirely on ethanol will be introduced. Speaking at an event in Nagpur, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways recalled he recently met the chairman of Mercedes Benz company that launched an electric vehicle. "He (the chairman) told me that they would make electric vehicles only in future," he added.
"We are bringing new vehicles that will run entirely on ethanol. Bajaj, TVS and Hero scooters will run on 100 percent ethanol," the minister said. Gadkari said that he would launch Toyota company's Camry car in August, which will run 100 percent on ethanol and it will also generate 40 percent electricity. "If you compare it with petrol, it will be Rs 15 per litre of petrol because ethanol's rate is Rs 60 while the rate of petrol is Rs 120 per litre. Plus, it would generate 40 percent of electricity. The average would be Rs 15 per litre," he added.