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Bajaj slams EuroNCAP views on quadricycles

Alka Kshirsagar Pune | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on May 17, 2016

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Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Auto has slammed EuroNCAP’s (European New Car Assessment Programme) view that all quadricycles performed poorly and had fundamental safety concerns.

In a presentation at the Indian auto safety conference held in New Delhi on May 16 & 17, EuroNCAP’s Aled Williams stated that some quadricyles showed poor structural integrity and called for more safety regulations for the vehicles while urging manufacturers to invest in safety.

“It is clear to me that their stand on safety is beyond my limited comprehension. I hear NCAP implying that those who walk, cycle, ride, or use a 3-wheeler must not seek a safer alternative in the quadricycle; they must continue as they are until they can afford a high emission, low mileage, congestion causing car instead,” Bajaj said in a statement.

Referring to an invitation to speak at the same conference, Bajaj said, “On the one hand NCAP has apparent misgivings about quadricycles with respect to safety, yet simultaneously NCAP along with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways & the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) invited Bajaj Auto to speak calling Bajaj Qute a global example and a vehicle of the future.”

Published on May 17, 2016
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