Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj Explores CNG Motorcycle to Disrupt Two-Wheeler Segment
Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj has proposed the development of a CNG motorcycle, with the help of the government, to disrupt the two-wheeler segment. Bajaj believes that such a motorcycle could be a solution to reduce running costs for consumers, especially those who cannot afford high petrol prices.
CNG motorcycles would be cheaper to buy and refuel, and could also address the issue of range anxiety faced by electric two-wheelers. Bajaj dismissed the idea of a CNG scooter, but appealed to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to cut the goods and services tax (GST) on CNG vehicles to 18 percent.
Bajaj’s proposal comes as the Indian government is urging companies to shift to vehicles that run on cleaner fuels, particularly electric. However, Bajaj believes that CNG motorcycles could be a more feasible option for many consumers.
If successful, a CNG motorcycle could be a game-changer for the two-wheeler segment in India. It would offer a more affordable and sustainable way for people to travel, and could help to reduce air pollution.