Bajaj Auto launched its much awaited electric scooter Chetak in India. The electric scooter was unveiled last year in October. The new electric scooter has a neo retro design taken from Vespa.
The e-scooter is available in two variants - Urbane and Premium. The Bajaj Chetak Urbane is priced at Rs.1 lakh (ex-showroom) while the top variant Bajaj Chetak Premium is priced at Rs.1.15 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. The electric scooter will be sold through select KTM dealerships across the country.
The Bajaj Chetak
comes equipped with a 4kW electric motor and powered by an IP67-rated lithium-ion battery. The battery will charge 100% in five hours through a 5-15A home power outlet while it gets charged by 25% in one hour. The company offers a 3-year/50,000 km warranty on its battery. There is an interesting feature on this model, a reverse mode just like in four wheelers.
The suspension duties are handled by a single-sided tubular unit at the front while at the rear, monoshock is provided. For braking, the front gets a disc brake while rear gets a drum brake.
The new electric scooter gets other features including horseshoe-shaped LED headlight cluster, broad front apron, LED tail lights, scrolling LED blinkers, keyless ignition and alloy wheels at both ends. New Chetak also features a digital console that helps to monitor the vehicle information with high clarity.
The Chetak Electric also gets smartphone connectivity, an instrument panel operated by a feather touch switchgear on the handlebar and a Bajaj Chetak mobile app that gives all necessary information to riders like battery range, riding history, etc.
This new model offers two riding modes - Eco and Sport. The scooter claims a range of 95km in the Eco mode, while in the Sport mode, the claimed range is 85km only. The company also offers three free services with the electric scooter upon purchase.
New Chetak Electric is available in six colour options. The e-scooter directly challenges other e-scooters in the market that includes Ather 450
, Okinawa Praise
and TVS Creon