Bajaj Auto-KTM reportedly planning to launch e-moped, likely in 2022

Bajaj Auto and its Austrian partner KTM is reportedly gearing up to launch e-mopeds beside e-bikes and scooters in their multi-product line-up. According to Moneycontroll it  will be made in India and exported to other markets.

The publication notes that these light-weight mopeds will be powered by low power electric motors, with commercial production expected to begin in 2022 from Bajaj’s plant in Pune.

As of now there is no world on official words on when the partners plan to sell these products in India.

Pierer Mobility Group (formerly known as KTM Industries) and Bajaj Auto during FY20 started a development project for Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) electric vehicles in the power range between 3 and 10 kW.

Recently released FY20 annual report of Pierer Mobility Group reveals that various product variants in the segment of electro scooters will be produced from 2022 under the brands of both partners in the 3 and 10 kW power range.

Early this year with the launch of Chetak ,Bajaj Auto re-entered the two-wheeler EV segment. The company is manufacturing the Chetak in India and has plans of exporting it to international countries as well.

TVS Motor Company is the only company in India to make mopeds powered by a 100cc engine.

Besides low power electric vehicles the two companies are working on high-power electric motorcycles as well.

KTM has started series production of two electric motorcycles – KTM SX-E 5 and Husqvarna EE 5 – in Europe.