Q. Which of the following is/are the advantages of flex-fuel vehicles?
1.Inexpensive upgradation of existing vehicles is feasible.
2.It can reduce oil import bill.
3.They offer a better economy for consumers.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below;

[A] .1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

Upgrading existing vehicles to run on high blend of ethanol fuel, however, is possible but expensive and not considered feasible. Statement 1 is incorrect:

Flex-fuel vehicles are seen as a one-shot solution for multiple problems—pollution, oil import bill and glut in sugar production.

Flex fuel vehicles bring down India’s crude oil import bill.

With a much lower cost of running, they also offer a better economy for consumers.

Source: PIB