Bajaj Auto is an announcement that the Indian two-wheeler manufacturer will start introducing electric vehicles by 2020. According to Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, the company is working on a niche sub-brand dubbed, Urbanite. Electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers will be produced under the new brand. The company will make premium electric vehicles which will go on sale before 2020.
Bajaj added that these products will aim to do a Tesla in the electric two-wheeler segment. Electric two-wheelers are not new to the Indian market, and the existing options include low cost e-bikes that lack performance. Hero already has a sub brand named Hero Electric that offers electric vehicles which includes electric scooters like E-Sprint and Photon. These scooters have a top speed of 45-50 km/h and a maximum range of 70 km/charge.
Source: Car & Bike