New Delhi, Jan 14 : Bajaj Auto on Tuesday launched Chetak Electric under the Urbanite EV sub-brand.
“With this launch, Bajaj marked its re-entry in the scooter space after nearly two decades, as it stopped manufacturing scooters long back to focus only on motorcycles," said Rajiv Bajaj at the unveiling event. The Electric Chetak offers a driving range of 95 km in ECO mode and 85 km in SPORTS mode. The Chetak electric scooter from Bajaj gets a retro design with a round headlamp, alloy wheels, and single-side suspension set-up.
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, praised Bajaj Auto for its electric scooter Bajaj Chetak and said "I am confident that this product will get lots of success in both domestic and international markets."
The Bajaj Chetak will be available in two variants - Urbane and Premium. The Bajaj Chetak electric will be available at a starting price of Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Urbanite variant and Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Premium Variant. The Bajaj Chetak electric will be available in six colour options--Cyber White, Hazelnut, Brooklyn Brown, Velutto Rosso, Indigo Mettalic and Citrus Rush. Bookings for the scooter electric scooter will commence on January 15 and deliveries will begin in February-end. The production of the Chetak started on September 25, 2019 at the Chakan plant of Bajaj.
The scooter will available in 4 dealerships in Pune and 13 dealerships in Bengaluru. Bajaj Chetak to get 50,000/ 3-year warranty. The battery capacity of the Bajaj Chetak electric is 3kwh. Replacing the market norm of plastic body with a metal body, Bajaj Chetak will mark a new standard in the electric scooter market in the Indian market. Apart from the retro-looking bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster, Bajaj Chetak electric also got a dedicated smartphone app indicating battery status, location and range. The new Bajaj Chetak electric will be serviced at existing Bajaj service centres. (UNI)