Team-BHP > Motorbikes


Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 29th December 2021, 15:02   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
TusharK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Pune
Posts: 4,285
Thanked: 38,051 Times
Default Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune

Bajaj Auto has announced that it is setting up a new electric vehicle manufacturing unit at its Akurdi facility near Pune. The first vehicle is expected to roll out by June 2022.

Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune-bajaj.jpg

Bajaj is investing Rs. 300 crore in the new factory that will have a production capacity of 5,00,000 EVs per annum. The unit is being built at the site of the original Chetak scooter factory.

According to Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd., the company's R&D division is now focused on creating EV solutions for the future.

The new factory will feature automated manufacturing processes using robots. It is spread over half a million sq. feet and will employ around 800 people. Bajaj Auto's vendors will invest an additional Rs. 250 crore in the project.

Link to Team-BHP News

Last edited by TusharK : 29th December 2021 at 15:04.
TusharK is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 30th December 2021, 20:09   #2
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Mangaldai
Posts: 99
Thanked: 83 Times
Default Re: Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune

An all electric Qute with basic ammenties like ac, seats with head restraints for all four occupants, 75 kmph top speed, a real world range of 150 km with an affordable price tag of 3.5 to 4.5 lakhs could make it a compelling package. A perfect solution for the commuters with an all weather protection IMHO.
Phantom 510 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 30th December 2021, 22:11   #3
BHPian
 
sole_rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Kasaragod
Posts: 55
Thanked: 357 Times
Default Re: Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phantom 510 View Post
An all electric Qute with basic ammenties like ac, seats with head restraints for all four occupants, 75 kmph top speed, a real world range of 150 km with an affordable price tag of 3.5 to 4.5 lakhs could make it a compelling package. A perfect solution for the commuters with an all weather protection IMHO.
This was exactly what Nano offered when it launched. Save for the power train may be.
sole_rider is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 10th June 2022, 12:25   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
Venkatesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 5,917
Thanked: 27,407 Times
Default Re: Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune

Bajaj Auto formally opens its new EV manufacturing facility at Akurdi. This brand new EV line is situated in what used to be the assembly shop for the original Bajaj Chetak scooter.

Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune-20220610_122203.jpg

- The new facility will focus only on electric vehicles. No internal combustion engine vehicles, says Rajiv Bajaj.

- The new facility has R&D, Purchase, Engineering and manufacturing, all at the same place, a fully integrated facility.

Chetak Technologies Limited
1. 800 EVs will be manufactured each day. 2.5 lakh units per annum
2. All components indigenously developed. 90% localisation, with 55 vendors working within 25 km of the new facility.
3. Total investment of Rs. 300 crore in the new facility.

Big developments happening from Bajaj EV division.
1. R&D working on new EV motorcycle platform
2. More EVs to come from Bajaj in the next 12-24 months, across segments.

- Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto along with the top management of Chetak Technologies Limited inaugurating the new EC manufacturing facility at Akurdi, Pune.

Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune-20220610_122716.jpg

Link

Last edited by Venkatesh : 10th June 2022 at 12:30.
Venkatesh is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 10th June 2022, 15:54   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Venkatesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 5,917
Thanked: 27,407 Times
Default Re: Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune

Quote:
Originally Posted by Venkatesh View Post
Bajaj Auto formally opens its new EV manufacturing facility at Akurdi.
A glimpse of the new assembly line at Chetak Technologies Limited facility.

Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune-20220610_155208.jpg

Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune-20220610_155211.jpg

Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune-20220610_155213.jpg

The first two Bajaj Chetak models manufactured at the new Chetak Technologies Limited facility.

Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune-20220610_155219.jpg

Link
Venkatesh is offline   (6) Thanks
Old 13th June 2022, 10:31   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: India
Posts: 562
Thanked: 3,783 Times
Default Re: Bajaj to set up EV manufacturing unit in Pune

I heard from a source that nothing new has been added. An existing assembly line was made Electric only and that division/section was renamed EV R&D to get central/state government benefits for EV manufacturing.
RaghuVis is online now  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright 2000 - 2022, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks