Bajaj Auto, the second largest motorcycle manufacturer in India is planning to produce a line of CNG/LPG powered motorcycles beginning this year. The motorcycles will actually be dual fuel capable and besides running on either CNG or LPG, they will also run on regular gasoline.
Like the CLEVER concept we wrote about yesterday designed with a compressed natural gas powerplant and cars like a new CNG powered Honda Civic being introduced this year, these motorcycles will take advantage of CNG which is an extremely low emission fuel that runs in regular internal combustion engines.
Low emission and alternate fuel vehicles don’t have to use exotic technology. High gasoline prices quickly make a lot of existing fuels price competitive and adding the new capabilities to current engines makes sense. CNG/LPG has been used on many commercial vehicles for years and it’s starting to filter down to regular commuter vehicles.