Bajaj Auto gets European patent for ExhausTEC

Bajaj Auto's ExhausTEC technology, which helps improve performance of a two-wheeler, has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office. ExhausTEC's Indian patent is valid till 2024

Bajaj Auto Ltd on Monday said that its technology ExhausTEC, which helps improve performance of a two-wheeler, has been granted a patent by the Munich-headquartered European Patent Office, reports PTI.

ExhausTEC is useful for improving power in a single cylinder four-stroke engine and the company has already manufactured and sold over 50 lakh motorcycles fitted with this technology since 2004.

"Bajaj's patented DTS-i twin-spark technology and ExhausTEC together deliver fuel efficiency and performance combination to its customers," the company said in a statement.

The company already has an Indian patent for ExhausTEC which is valid till 2024.

"This European patent derives priority from the corresponding Indian patent application dated 6 August 2004. The European grant awarded now after a stringent examination, is a solid reaffirmation," Bajaj Auto said.

Besides Munich, the European Patent Office has its main offices in Brussels, Berlin, Vienna and The Hague.
 

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