The Bajaj Chetak Electric will be launched on 14th January, Bajaj Auto has confirmed. Built at Bajaj’s Chakan facility in Maharashtra, the Chetak Electric is the first electric two-wheeler from Bajaj and gets an all-female workforce in the assembly line.
Bajaj Chetak gets a curvaceous design and has a retro-modern appeal, equipped with a circular LED headlamp, horseshoe daytime running lights, split design LED tail lamps, triangular side view mirrors, wide seat, alloy wheels and a digital instrument cluster.
Notable features include single-sided suspension, illuminated switchgear, 12-inch alloy wheels, front disc brake, glove box with illuminated USB port, retractable hook for bags and under-seat storage.
The Chetak Electric also gets a reverse mode that can be used to back out of a tight parking space at the touch of a button. The information of the e-scooter can be accessed remotely through an app that lets you receive notifications in case of an accident or unauthorized access, locate the scooter, riding information and tips.
Bajaj Chetak Electric Feature video
Bajaj Chetak – Top speed, Range & Charging
The Bajaj Chetak is powered by a 4 kW motor. It gets a range of 85 km in Sport mode and 95 km in Eco mode. Chetak’s Lithium-Ion battery (an IP67-rated unit which is imported and assembled in India) does not support fast charging (in the interest of preserving battery life) and can be charged to 100% in five hours and to 25% in an hour. The scooter comes with regenerative braking that uses braking energy to charge the batteries.
Bajaj Auto conducted a Chetak Electric yatra in October and November that took several Chetaks on a 3,500 km journey across western India to showcase the electric vehicle’s reliability and efficiency. The top speed of the scooter is expected between 60-70 kmph. The Bajaj scooter has a standard warranty of 50,000 km/three years and the life of the battery is 70,000 km/six years.
Bajaj Chetak – Bookings, Price & Availability
The Chetak, in 6 body colours, will initially be available in Pune and Bangalore (through KTM dealership outlets) with bookings set to open around the time of the launch. The scooter’s price, according to the MD of Bajaj Auto, Rajiv Bajaj, will be “attractive and not aggressive”. We expect the introductory price to be at INR 1.15 lakh (on-road) and the vehicle to reach other metro cities in the course of 2020.
Bajaj Chetak display image sourced from Chetak.com, video courtesy CarblogIndia Youtube channel.