Updated on September 15, 2020

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Created on July 2, 2017

Bajaj RE 4S Tuk Tuk

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Bajaj RE 4S is a rickshaw produced by Bajaj Auto which is designed and built to carry three passengers plus a load.

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Product Description

The RE 4S Tuk Tuk manufactured by Bajaj Auto is a three-wheeled rickshaw designed to carry a driver, three passengers and extra load. The engine is a twin spark 4 stroke type and uses either petrol, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) or LPG (Liquefied Natural Gas) as fuel.

Market Suggested Retail Price

$1,550.00

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is mass-produced in India.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent Protected

User Provision Model

Users can purchase the Bajaj RE in dealerships or from various online retailers.

Distributions to Date Status

In 2019-20, Bajaj sold ~660,000 3-wheelers globally. As of 2020, Bajaj has a market share of ~64% in India and ~60% in exports of 3-wheelers.

Design Specifications

The Bajaj RE 4S Tuk Tuk is powered by a twin spark 4-stroke engine that can run on either petrol, CNG or LPG. It has a maximum speed of up to 65 kph and a fuel tank size up to 19.5 L for the LPG type auto-rickshaw. It is built with a hydraulic expanding friction shoe type brake and a double-acting hydraulic shock absorber.  

Technical Support

Provided by a trained general technician.

Replacement Components

Parts are available at local auto shops.

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Manufacturer specified performance targets include: durability, safety, and driveability.

Vetted Performance Status

The manufacturer has conducted testing to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions of its three-wheelers. The RE 4S twin spark engine was developed as a result of inhouse development and led to improved fuel consumption and reduction in CO and HC emissions of 40% and 28% respectively.

Safety

It comes with upright windshield to give a clear vision while riding, dual headlamps that help in night riding, flush tail lamps and smart turn indicators which reduce the chance of collision from behind.

Complementary Technical Systems

The RE 4S is available in Petrol, LPG or CNG based on available fuel type.

Academic Research and References

Modibboand, J.H. and Mary, F.O., 2017, “Impact of Commercial Tricycle Operation on Income of Youth in Mubi North Local Government Adamawa State Nigeria,” IDOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(3), pp. 56-72.

Khayal, O., 2019, “Literature Review on the History of Bajaj Rickshaw Vehicles,” Global Journal of Engineering Sciences, 3(2).

Iyer, N., Posada, F. and Bandivadekar, A., 2013, “Technical Assessment of Emission and Fuel Consumption Reduction Potential from Two and Three Wheelers in India,” Prepared for the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Washington, DC.

Compliance with regulations

The vehicle complies with the emission values, including mass emission norms and noise standards including noise levels under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 in India.

Other Information

Watch a video of the Bajaj factory in India

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