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Royal Enfield aims to develop electric motorcycle platform

Royal Enfield aims to develop an electric motorcycle platform that will advance the company's idea of pure motorcycles. Classic motorcycle maker based in Chennai said it is developing an electric motorcycle platform to remain relevant for a cleaner future.

Classic 350 motorcycle maker under Royal Enfield trademark owned by Siddhartha Lal-headed Eicher Motors Ltd will soon give way for future versions of electric motors. Rudratej Singh, president of Royal Enfield, on Wednesday said it needed to make something different for electricity.

Tinuku Royal Enfield aims to develop electric motorcycle platform

"We are working on an electric platform to advance the idea of pure motorcycles," Singh said.

The company claimed to be the oldest motorcycle maker in the world's sustainable production will build an electric motorcycle platform in response to remain relevant where the Indian government aims to promote the use of environmentally friendly vehicles.

Other two-wheelers in India include Hero MotoCorp Ltd, Bajaj Auto Ltd, TVS Motor Co. Ltd., and Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., is also considering using a cleaner vehicle by investing in new companies such as Ather Energy Pvt. Ltd. or build sub-brands.

Royal Enfield may also have to overhaul the current motorcycle platform to meet safety norms and emissions that will begin in 2019 respectively. Singh said the company will maintain the current platform, but a new platform will be built if needed.

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