Everything we know about the Bajaj Qute electric vehicle
The standard Qute [ice] is equipped with a 216.6cc, DTS-I engine which makes
13PS of maximum power and 19Nm of peak torque.
With the storm of EVs brewing, major automobile manufacturers are upgrading
or developing their lineup of fully electric vehicles. Among them is Indian
automobile manufacturer Bajaj, who had introduced its Qute quadricycle in
2012. The car was spotted with a QCar badge and left-hand-drive, suggesting
that Bajaj is developing a Qute EV.
The standard Qute is equipped with a 216.6cc, DTS-I engine which makes 13PS
of maximum power and 19Nm of peak torque. The quadricycle aims at being a
cost-effective balance between two-wheelers and auto-rickshaws.
It is difficult to predict the power figures or capacity of the battery pack
and electric motor, as Bajaj is yet to make an official announcement. The
company has also not revealed the details of its latest fully electric
two-wheeler, the Chetak Urbanite scooter, making it difficult to get a
Considering that the Qute is a compact car, it has limited under-floor
space, as well as storage capacity. As per a report by Rushlane [
https://www.rushlane.com/bajaj-qute-qcar-electric-ev-12329569.html ], Bajaj could install a battery pack under the rear seat of the car, but it
would have to be small in dimension due to the lack of space.
Since electric powertrains are comparatively costlier than standard internal
combustion engines (ICE), it is expected that the fully electric Qute will
be priced higher than its petrol and CNG [ice] counterparts, which cost Rs
2.64 lakh and Rs 2.84 lakh respectively (both prices ex-showroom).