Bajaj Auto and KTM are designing a new range of two-wheelers including scooters, mopeds, and motorcycles. Those bikes are going to be lightweight and low powered.
The development of these electric mopeds is expected to begin at Bajaj Auto’s plant in Pune from 2022. So, the goods are produced in India and sold to other countries.
The e-mopeds will also launch for the domestic market. But the timeframe for the launch has not yet determined. The goods will so distribute under the partner’s name.
The production program for Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) electric vehicles from FY2020 has launched by Bajaj Auto and KTM. So, the hybrid bikes would have power ranging from 3 kW to 10 kW with a low voltage frequency of 48 Volts.
Mopeds are receiving loads of volumes from lower-income families and small businessmen. On average the segment accounts for 50-65,000 units per month.
In addition to the low-power bikes, the firms also operate for the European market on high-power bikes such as KTM SX-E 5 and Husqvarna EE 5. Bajaj Auto will soon begin exports of Chetak to Europe.
After 2007, the two firms have been in an agreement. And have gradually extended their relationship boundaries. From joint development and performance motorcycle production for KTM the alliance. Now also makes products under other brands.
KTM has moved the entire manufacturing of entry-level Husqvarna bikes to Pune. In exchange, Bajaj will start exporting the Chetak electric to KTM for sale in Europe.
In addition to low-power electric cars. Both businesses also operate on high-power electric motorcycles. KTM began production of two electric motorcycles-KTM SX-E 5. And Husqvarna EE 5-in Europe in series production.
KTM closed 2019 with a 7 percent increase in sales of 234,449 KTM motorcycles. And 45,650 Husqvarna motorcycles, at 280,099. Bajaj Auto has produced approximately 24 percent (66,206 units) of all KTM units sold last year. So, Pune’s production volume for KTM projected to increase over the next few years to more than 200,000 units, KTM said.