India's Bajaj Auto has unveiled the RE60, the smallest four-wheeler ever built. The anti-car company maintains that the tiny car is not really a car, preferring to describe it as
"an urban passenger vehicle meant to compete with three-wheelers" MD Rajiv Bajaj said. (Economic Times)
According to the Hindustan Times
the RE60 has tip-top green credentials, boasting a low CO2 emission of just 60 gm per kilometer, the lowest in the world. The new vehicle is intended to appeal to those who fancy a step up from the popular three-wheelers. Bajaj said
“It is not an incremental but dramatic improvement over a three wheeler. There are over 5 million Bajaj three wheelers in the country today. That's the market we are aiming for.”Emirates 247
says the car will be ultra-cheap, but as yet Bajaj Auto has not announced the price of the car, which is expected to be on the roads by the middle of the year.The company hopes to appeal to the export market, expecting interest from Sri Lanka and other foreign nations.
The car, which isn't a car, will be displayed at the country's Delhi Auto Expo this week.