Bajaj Qute electric in the making – Make Indian roads cleaner and safer
Bajaj Auto gears up to raise the curtain on Bajaj Qute - RE-60 following approval by Ministry of Road and Transport.
Following government approval for quadircycles to be used exclusively for commercial purposes, Bajaj Auto is all set to launch the new Bajaj Qute (RE-60) in India soon.
Though this Qute will initially be petrol, CNG and LPG versions, the company is also planning to develop an electric version of the quadricycle.
Bajaj Qute was showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo and was set to replace the 3 seater autorickshaws in the country. It ran into difficulties but is now finally cleared for launch in India having been given the green signal by the Ministry of Road and Transport.
Bajaj Qute quadircycle will measure 2,752mm in length. It is expected to potentially replace 3 wheeler autorickshaws to some extent due to its extensive safety features and affordable pricing.
The Bajaj Qute will receive halogen headlamps in the front, a large windscreen for better safety and visibility and 12” alloy / steel wheels offering better road grip.
Bajaj Qute will be powered by a 200cc DTSi petrol engine offering 20 bhp power and 19.6 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. Top speed will be at 70 kmph while mileage could range between 30-35 kmpl. CNG and LPG variants are also expected while the company is also revealed that an electric variant is in the planning stage while Bajaj Auto will also fit the Qute with a BS VI compliant engine.