Bajaj RE 60 showcased at Ceylon Motor Show 2015 in Sri Lanka

Bajaj RE 60 quadricycle was first shown at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. Ever since, the proposed public transport medium has often been discussed.

Bajaj RE 60 auto
File photo: Bajaj Auto RE 60

Events and circumstances have ensured that Bajaj RE 60 hasn’t yet been accepted in any substantial way on Indian roads. Ceylon Motor Show 2015 was hosted at BMICH in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The public platform attracted scores of visitors, and enthusiasts were provided with Bajaj RE 60 test drive experiences.

Rakesh Sharma, President – International Business for Bajaj Auto Ltd says RE 60 next gen 4-wheeler integrates modern tech with purposeful vehicle design. Positive feedback from visitors points to Bajaj RE 60 being looked upon as an ideal vehicle for the middle class while being a great alternative to a 3-wheeler (auto rickshaw/tuktuk).

The company views RE 60 as a cost effective and eco-friendly last mile mobility solution to solve solving mobility issues in developing countries like Sri Lanka, and India.

Bajaj RE 60 is powered by a 4 valve, water cooled, tri-spark 216cc engine to attain maximum speed of 70 kmph. Fuel efficiency is pegged at of 35 kmpl. The easy to drive, compact, lightweight means of transportation has a low carbon emission at 60 gm/km.

Back in India, legal delays pertaining to Bajaj RE 60 have being rocking the manufacturer’s boat. While the product has been tested continuously, and is even being used in pilot projects, across the country writ petitions have been submitted to prevent them from plying on streets. Among a myriad of reasons stands vehicle safety and sustaining auto rickshaw drivers’ livelihood. This is the reason Bajaj has decided to start exporting the RE 60 to markets abroad, before launching the product in India.