Bajaj Auto has brought the electric avatar of its iconic Chetak scooter. Bajaj has introduced the Chetak electric scooter under its Urbanite brand at an event held in New Delhi on Wednesday. It is Bajaj’s first all-electric scooter. Indian market Bajaj’s electric scooter Chetak will compete with Ather 450 and Okinawa Praise.
Range will be 95 km in Economy Mode
Bajaj’s Chetak electric scooter will offer 95 km range in Eco mode. At the same time, in Sport mode, this scooter will give a range of 85 km. There are many premium features in electric scooters. The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will have a Fully Digital Instrument cluster. Also, scooters have a phob like premium motorcycles. The scooter has keyless ignition and will be fully connected via the app. The front of the scooter has an oval LED strip close to the headlamps. The scooter will be available in 6 color options.
Bajaj Auto is going to launch its new electric scooter on October 16, the company itself has confirmed this by sending a press Invite clearly saying “Our tomorrow”, in which the word ‘Our’ addresses Bajaj Chetak while ‘Tomorrow’ means the car of the future, and we all know that the coming time will be electric vehicles. Let’s take a look at some special things related to this launch.
Chetak Electric will have fixed type battery
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant also attended the launch event. Bajaj’s electric scooter is being produced at the company’s Chakan plant. The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be launched in January 2020 and the company will then announce its price. The Chetak electric scooter will have a fixed type battery, which is not portable. The company does not have any swapping stations planned for the scooter. Bajaj’s Chetak electric scooter will have a Li-Ion battery, which can be charged from a standard 5-15 amp outlet. Buyers can also opt for a home charging station.
The ceremony will also be attended by two special guests, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari and Neeti Yoga CEO Amitabh Kant. Now that these two dignitaries are present to launch all major electric and alternative fuel powered vehicles in the last few years.
According to the source, Bajaj has re-registered the scooter brand ‘Chetak’. There are also frequent reports about Bajaj Auto’s most popular scooter Chetak. The upcoming electric scooter will get modern features and a retro design. It is also believed that the new model of Bajaj can be named ‘Arbanite’. By the way, many of its pictures can also be seen on the social platform.
Bajaj Chetak Electric will be launched nationwide in a phased manner. The electric scooter will initially be rolled out in Pune and Bengaluru and will be sold through a pro-biking network. Without disclosing the price, Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Auto said, “We will keep Chetak Electric’s price competitive.”
Bajaj Auto stopped production of Chetak in 2006. Bajaj’s focus shifted to making bikes instead of scooters. But now scooter is more popular than bike in the market. It is believed that the new Chetak can have a glimpse of the old Chetak but it will also be designed according to the modern era.