Toyota Kirloskar Motor Unveils World’s First BS6 Electrified Flex Fuel Vehicle in India

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has achieved a significant milestone in sustainable mobility by revealing the world’s first BS6 (Stage II) Electrified Flex Fuel Vehicle prototype. This pioneering development aligns with India’s national objectives to reduce fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

India’s rapidly growing economy is driving increased fossil fuel consumption and crude oil imports. The transportation sector, responsible for approximately 50% of oil demand, is a major contributor. By 2030, it is estimated that India’s transportation sector energy consumption will double to 200 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe). Reducing fossil fuel dependency is imperative to curb carbon emissions.

The Electrified Flex Fuel prototype, known as Innova Hycross, was unveiled by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, along with other dignitaries. This hybrid vehicle combines a flex-fuel engine with an electric powertrain, promoting the use of ethanol and enhancing fuel efficiency.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Nitin Gadkari highlighted the importance of ethanol as a clean and renewable fuel, aligning with India’s focus on achieving energy self-reliance and benefiting farmers. He commended Toyota’s efforts in transitioning to cleaner energy options and environmental conservation.

Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director & CEO of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, emphasized the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship. He stated that Toyota aims to contribute to a carbon-neutral mobility society in line with India’s initiatives. Toyota continues to evaluate and introduce cleaner technologies suited to local ecosystems, infrastructure readiness, and consumer acceptance.

The prototype represents Toyota’s dedication to reducing fossil fuel usage and carbon emissions while promoting sustainability. The company envisions a greener and more self-reliant future for India through technological innovation and responsible corporate citizenship.