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Moped sales see demand revival, rise 3.6% in first 11 months of 2018-19

TVS exported 16,062 mopeds in the April-February period, about four per cent more over a year before

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T E Narasimhan Chennai
Moped sales in the country rose 3.6 per cent in the first 11 months of 2018-19, amid speculations that the segment was being replaced by scooters.

From April 2018 to February 2019, sales (a moped's engine capacity is less than 75cc, by the industry's definition) were 809,517 units over the same period a year before. It was, in fact, the highest selling model for Chennai-headquartered TVS Motor and the country's sole maker of mopeds. 

The company's Jupiter, a 125cc scooter, was next and reported a drop in sales to 735,032 units, from 7,45,608 units a year before.

Mopeds were nearly 30 per cent

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First Published: Mar 27 2019 | 11:04 PM IST

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