Bajaj Auto launches Chetak electric scooter in India

Bajaj Auto has announced the price of its Chetak electric scooter, the retro-styled scooter carrying the iconic name. Available in two different variants, Urbanite and Premium, the electric scooter is priced between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.

Bookings for the scooter will commence on 15th January. Sales of the e-scooter will commence in Pune and Bengaluru at the initial phase through the existing Probiking network with KTM.

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter comes with LED headlamp with DRL, LED blinkers, illuminated switchgear, keyless ignition, glovebox, retractable hook, 12-inch alloy wheels, front disc brake, and a single-sided suspension. Also, it gets satin chrome bezel, horse-show LED taillight. With an all-metal body, the scooter appears carrying a Vespa like styling.

There will be a dedicated mobile app for the scooter, which will show various information about the EV. Also, Bajaj says the scooter will be sold through a completely digital process. There will be customer experience centres for a test ride of the scooter and first such customer experience centre to be set up in Pune.

Bajaj Chetak e-scooter is powered by a 3kW electric motor that churns out 16 Nm of torque. The lithium-ion battery of the scooter comes with a 3 year/50,000 km warranty. This battery is claimed to have a life of 70,000 km.

The battery of this scooter can be charged using a 15A electrical outlet. It takes around 5 hours to be fully charged and 25 per cent of the battery can be charged in an hour. The company will offer a complimentary home charger to the buyers.

Commenting on the scooter's launch, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto, said, "The return of the legendary Chetak now in a modern electric avatar is indeed a proud moment for all of us at Bajaj Auto."

He further added, "We are confident that Chetak will set absolutely new benchmark standards of clean tech driven, elegant and a delightful ownership experience shaping the very future of personal commuting."