Keeping in mind the safety of the common man, Bajaj Auto, the company behind the once-famous ‘Chetak’ launched Qute in 2015. A vehicle Bajaj Auto designed and made from scratch in India in keeping with the Government’s “Make in India” mission.
Recently, the incidence of accidents on Goan roads has assumed alarming proportions, especially those involving two wheelers. Goa’s road accidents accounted for more than 55% road accident deaths of riders closely followed by unsuspecting pedestrians and pillion riders in 2016 according to a ToI report. Today, Goan road accidents claim a life almost every day.
What is Qute?
Qute (or Re 60) is a four-wheeler, yet not a car. It comes under a whole new category — the quadricycle. It is a new-age vehicle that carries the attributes of a three-wheeler as well as those of a car. It is compact, lightweight, and has a carbon footprint that is 37% lesser than the smallest car available. Like a car, it is spacious and has an enclosed body structure, giving the driver and passengers a comfortable and safe ride. Also, it has adequate space for luggage and runs at optimum restricted city speed, which provides safety for all. Like a car, it is spacious and has an enclosed body structure, giving the driver and passengers a comfortable and safe ride. Also, it has adequate space for luggage and runs at optimum restricted city speed, which provides safety for all.
Its high-end technology equips it to run at a restricted speed of 70kmph while utilising fuel as little as 1 litre for 36 km. Lighter than 400 kg with an engine capacity of less than 300cc, Bajaj terms it as the ‘Greenest and Leanest’ city transport which is safe, affordable and economical.
Bajaj Qute meets the European Standards and Guidelines of Quadricycle for quality and design.
The price for Qute has not been decided yet, but it would be cheaper than the smallest four-wheeler and higher than the in-city three wheeled auto-rickshaws in India.
In this day and age when rapid urbanisation has led to excess congestion on city roads, Bajaj Qute is indeed a smart move: it makes city travel safer, smarter and more economical.
Bajaj Auto President Business Development and Assurance S Ravikumar said in a statement.
“owing to its higher safety, lower emissions, and unparalleled fuel Qute is finding favor amongst two and three-wheeler consumers who cannot afford a car,” as per a report.