Bajaj Auto unveils new four wheeler RE60

The company has moderated its original ultra low cost car plan to make the RE60.

Jan 03, 2012 12:01 IST India Infoline News Service

Bajaj Auto – the world’s largest manufacturer of three-wheelers, is all set to revolutionize the mass transportation in the country with the introduction of its new four wheeled vehicle-RE60.
Developed in house, this new 4 wheeler is going to set a global benchmark in CO2 emissions – an unbelievable 60 gm/km – and deliver an amazing mileage of 35 kmpl.
Over the past many years, the need for greener automobiles has invariably been echoed with a call for more time for technology development, more subsidies for sales and more investment in infrastructure.
“At Bajaj Auto, we believe the people of this planet deserve much better, much faster” says, Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto.
“We, therefore, decided to focus our efforts on developing vehicles powered by engines using available natural resources and infrastructure.
“We are very excited with the outcome of our efforts and, in the RE60; we believe we have an excellent solution for the mobility challenges arising from the rapid urbanization of India.”
He further added, “In the RE 60 we have an immediate solution to pollution that doesn’t need new infrastructure, huge subsidies or time”.
The key technological and design innovations of the RE 60 that have resulted in the amazing emission and mileage figures are:
·  A light weight yet robust monocoque Metal-polymer hybrid structure
·  Water cooled DTSi 4 valve engine with a closed loop fuel injection system for  high performance and amazing fuel efficiency.
·  Minimizing frictional and transmission losses.
Mr. Rajiv Bajaj stressed “We are presenting an optimized solution for intra-city passenger transport. This vehicle has been designed for intra-city use keeping in mind the intra-city duty cycles and safety requirements.”
Mr. R.C.Maheshwari, President, Commercial Vehicles, Bajaj Auto Ltd. Said “The vehicle presents a small, simple solution to combat pollution and inflation. It does not need investments in infrastructure, does not need subsidies and does not need time”
He added “It retains a small footprint – nearly the same as our Autorickshaw, is highly maneuverable and can keep pace with the moving traffic. At the same its limited top speed makes it intrinsically safer for pedestrians, cyclists and two wheeler riders”.
“Front and rear seat belts, doors and hard top are its other features”
“Not only are the CO2 emissions remarkably low, its CO, HC and NOx emissions also are much lower than the Euro IV norms for cars less than 2,500 kgs”.
He said “Our RE brand has, for years, stood for affordable transportation for its passengers and instant livelihood for its owners. Values that have made it the world’s number 1 brand in its category. RE 60 will continue with this tradition.” 

More about RE60
Low emissions CO2 :: 60gms/km

Highest Mileage   35 kmpl

Maximum Speed 70 kmph
Turning circle radius 3.5 meters
Overall length 2752 mm
Overall width 1312 mm
Overall height 1650 mm
Seating capacity 2+2 or 1+3

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