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Bajaj Auto gets European patent for ExhausTEC

Leading auto maker Bajaj Auto today said its technology ExhausTEC, which helps improve performance of a two-wheeler, has been granted a patent by the Munich-headquartered European Patent Office.

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 August 6, 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.