Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bajaj to launch CNG two-wheeler this month

After successfully demonstrating the CNG technology in three-wheelers, leading automobile manufacturer Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) is extending it to two-wheelers with a planned launch within this month.

"We are on schedule for a CNG two-wheeler. Something in this line will be launched this month," Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj told reporters here yesterday.

He, however, declined to specify whether it would be a motorcycle or a scooter, besides the engine capacity as well as possible price points.

BAL's foray into the CNG two-wheeler category will mark a new chapter after it had proved its mastery of the technology in the three-wheeler category.

Bajaj also said that the company has developed a direct injection two-stroke three-wheeler and about 50 of them are running on Pune roads on a pilot project.

Asked if that technology could also be extended to two-wheelers, he said it was premature to comment.

BAL had earlier said the company was developing dual fuel three-wheelers, which will use an alternative fuel besides CNG/LPG. (Agencies)

Source:- ChennaiOnline