Bajaj RE 4S Tuk Tuk
Bajaj RE 4S is a rickshaw produced by Bajaj Auto which is designed and built to carry three passengers plus a load.
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.
The Bajaj RE is sold in 45 countries around the world, primarily in Africa, Asia and South America.
Ex-showroom price is ~1460 USD (110,000 INR)Converted July 2020
Licensed drivers operating taxis in urban areas
This product is mass-produced in India.
The manufacturer has multiple patents related to their technology.
Users can purchase the Bajaj RE in dealerships or from various online retailers.
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.
The number of people that can fit within product [Persons]
The ratio between the rates at which the last and first gears rotate
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.
Provided by a trained general technician.
Parts are available at local auto shops.
Manufacturer specified performance targets include: durability, safety, and driveability.
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.
Testing performed by the designer.
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.
The RE 4S is available in Petrol, LPG or CNG based on available fuel type.
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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.
The manufacturer cites durability, safety, driveability and load capacity as evaluation criteria.
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