According to Business Standard news Kinetic Communications Ltd., a part of the US $500 million Firodia group of companies, along with their joint venture partner Ducati Energia of Italy has introduced new Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system for two wheelers. According to the company new EFI system helps to reduce emissions and increases fuel efficiency and performance. The new EFI system enables two wheelers to comply with BS III/EURO III emission standards.
Speaking on this occassion, Manish Motwani, Managing Director, Ducati Energia India (Pvt) Ltd, said, “We are the first ones in India to design and locally manufacture the advanced EFI system for two wheelers. The new 300 cc motorcycle, Mahindra Mojo, will be the first to be equipped with our EFI system in India. I am confident that it will add value to the product by improvement in performance at an affordable cost, this technology will become a requirement on many more two wheelers and three wheelers made in India in coming times”.
Alessandro Lambrucchi, associate vice president of Ducati Energia (India) Pvt Ltd said “The Indian two wheeler market is growing at an unprecedented pace. We see a huge market potential for newer and efficient technologies such as EFI in this market. Factors like reduction of pollution and improvements of performance and mileage will create demand for technologies like the one we are now offering.”
The 50: 50 joint venture between Kinetic Communications and Ducati Energia was formed in year 2007 for development and manufacture the full range of engine electrical and electronics. The JV’s Pune based manufacturing facility currently supplies to Mahindra Two Wheelers, Piaggio India, etc and the JV also exports to customers in Europe and USA, including to Bombardier-Rotax, Aprila, Piaggio Italy. Kinetic has invested Rs 10 crore for this facility.
The EFI technology will be available in India from January 2011. The Company plans aggressively to launch the EFI system to other manufacturers in India.