TVS Motor is hosting a press meet in New Delhi today and the invite mentions that TVS Motor Company Chairman, Venu Srinivasan, and Minister for Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari, will be present at the do. TVS Motor organises its press conferences in Bengaluru or Chennai usually, but a press meet in the national capital in the presence of Gadkari, who has gained immense popularity over the past couple of years for his eco-friendly policies, only hints at the fact that TVS Motor is looking at an environment friendly product launch/announcement. Reports suggest that TVS Motor could launch an ethanol-powered version of one of its motorcycles, possibly the Apache RTR 200 4V. There is also a probability of this being being an electric offering. Stay tuned as we bring you updates from the event.
The biggest advantage of ethanol over gasoline, or petrol, is that ethanol is domestically produced from renewable plant sources, typically sugarcane molasses and alcohol remnants from sugar factories.
The @tvsmotorcompany #ApacheRTR200FiE100 has been priced at ₹ 1.20 lakh ex-showroom, which is a premium of about ₹ 11,000 over the ex-showroom price of the RTR 200 4V FI in Maharashtra.
The @tvsmotorcompany #ApacheRTR200FiE100 will be on sale in three states - Maharashtra, UP and Karnataka.
The ethanol-powered @tvsmotorcompany #ApacheRTR200 offers 21PS and 18.1Nm and boasts a higher, 129kmph top speed. The bike is officially called the Apache RTR 200 Fi E100.
Bear with us for a closer look at the machine! @tvsmotorcompany #ApacheRTR2004V
Finally, here’s the bike - the ethanol-powered @tvsmotorcompany #ApacheRTR2004V.
The ‘green’ @tvsmotorcompany Apache series will use 100 percent ethanol, which will replace ‘imported’ gasoline. Two-wheelers consume about 10 percent of the fuel India imports annually, spending about 13 billion INR every year!
Venu Srinivasan, Chairman @tvsmotorcompany on stage now, talking to us. We’re yet to see the bike. Stay tuned!
A gist of the development work done by @tvsmotorcompany for ethanol-blending.
Here’s a list of benefits of ethanol-blended fuel, tells us @tvsmotorcompany
An ethanol-powered @tvsmotorcompany #ApacheRTR it is! This is the concept TVS had showcased in the 2018 Auto Expo.
Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog is present here too, and proceedings have finally begun! @tvsmotorcompany
We’re in New Delhi! TVS Motor Company is set to make a ‘green’ announcement. Reports hint at it launching an ethanol-powered Apache RTR 200 4V. Looks likely considering Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways will be present. Proceedings about to begin.
We are at the TVS event in Delhi. And now it is confirmed that the event is about the Apache RTR 200 Ethanol
TVS Apache RTR 200 powered by Ethanol could be unveiled today. Details here