12th Jul 2019 2:23 pm
TVS claims the working prices of the Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 would be the similar as that of its petrol-powered counterpart.
TVS has simply launched an Ethanol-powered variant of the Apache RTR 200 4V and it’s referred to as the Apache RTR 200 Fi E100. Priced at Rs 1.20 lakh, the Ethanol-powered Apache 200 Fi E100 is Rs 9,00zero costlier than the petrol-powered 200 4V. TVS has revealed the bike will initially be obtainable solely in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka. First showcased on the 2018 Auto Expo, the RTR 200 Fi E100 is basically the identical because the common Apache, other than the gas it makes use of.
Bio-ethanol gas is especially produced by the sugar fermentation course of, and the principle sources of sugar required to provide it comes from ‘power crops’. These embody corn, maize and wheat – crops that develop properly in our nation. Ethanol can also be biodegradable and low in toxicity so whereas this Apache (or different Ethanol powered automobiles) aren’t electrical per se, the ramifications of the combustion of Ethanol (lesser nitrogen and carbon monoxide emissions) are far lesser than that of burning fossil fuels. Adapting to ethanol powered automobiles may also scale back the huge value of importing fossil fuels.
The 197cc single-cylinder engine will make an an identical 21hp at 8500rpm and 18.1Nm of torque at 7000rpm. Based on TVS, the value of Ethanol is lower than 62 % that of petrol and that the general working value to the shopper is sort of the identical as that of a petrol-powered Apache.
On the launch, Venu Srinivasan, chairman, TVS Motor Firm, mentioned “TVS Motor Firm believes that Ethanol-based merchandise are an necessary choice for our clients. That is because of the simple compatibility in transition to Ethanol and its sustained optimistic influence on the atmosphere with out compromising on efficiency and complete value of possession. TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 is a breakthrough within the two-wheeler house that may set the pattern for a inexperienced future in India.”