A top official from Bajaj said that they are closely working with their partner KTM to develop and electric, high-end two motorcycle. Bajaj’s plans comes during a time when the Indian Government is trying to push electric mobility in India. This will reduce the dependency on fossil fuels and as a result will cut down on pollution too.
The Indian automotive market is seeing the launch of quite a few electric two-wheelers brands now, some of which are backed up my bigger firms. Currently, there are not too many brands in the world which make electric two-wheelers. Harley Davidson has recently introduced the Livewire, which is a fully electric motorcycle, a completely different approach from what Harley has been following since its inception.
Currently in India there are electric two-wheelers from Revolt Intellicorp, Ather, Tork Motors, Emflux and a few more who have either launched or are in the process of introducing electric two-wheelers in India. The Revolt RV400 is one electric motorcycle which promises a better sustainable future along with providing the joy of riding that motorcycle riders look for.
With Bajaj and KTM stepping into the electric two-wheeler development, there are possibilities of both entry and top end vehicles which could be developed. The Austrian manufacturer KTM has one electric motorcycle in its entire portfolio the Freeride E-XC, which is a motorcycle suited for motocross and off-road. It could also be deduced that Bajaj and KTM will also develop electric motorcycles for the Swedish Brand Husqvarna which us owned by KTM. We expect the bikes to be party developed and manufactured in Bajaj’s plant in Pune which will later be exported to most of the countries selling KTM motorcycles.