New Delhi: Aiming to strengthen its position in the three-wheeler market, Bajaj Auto on 8 December unveiled a new autorickshaw powered by gasoline direct injection (GDi) engine with price starting from Rs92,500 (ex-showroom Pune).
“Alternate fuels like LPG and CNG, while being environment friendly, present logistical and distribution challenges that would take time to overcome. We have developed an excellent alternative that runs on conventional gasoline and at the same time generates lower emissions,” Bajaj Auto CEO (Commercial Vehicle) R C Maheshwari said in a statement.
The vehicle, RE GDi, incorporates the latest technology the gasoline direct injection engine to achieve substantially lower emissions than even the alternate “clean” fuel CNG vehicles, it added.
The new vehicle would be launched in a phased manner throughout the country. After Pune it would be launched in Trivandrum and Mangalore.
The company claimed the RE GDi would deliver 33% better fuel-efficiency than the conventional RE autorickshaw.
Bajaj Auto offers a wide range of three-wheelers, from 2-stroke gasoline, 2-stroke LPG, 2-stroke CNG, 4-stroke gasoline, 4-stroke LPG, 4-stroke CNG to Diesel variant. It sells about 25,000 vehicles per month.