Bajaj Chetak returns on Indian roads, but with an electric engine

The Hush Post | 9:01 pm | One-minute read |

After a gap of 14 years, Bajaj Auto today returned to the Indian market. Bajaj Auto launched its much-awaited Chetak Electric Scooter. The scooter is priced at Rs 1 Lakh and comes in two variants – Urbane and Premium.

The bookings of the Chetak will start on 15th January at a booking amount of Rs 2,000. Deliveries will follow later this month. The Chetak electric is launched in Pune and Bengaluru only.

The Electric Chetak offers a driving range of 95 km in ECO mode and 85 km in SPORTS mode. The battery setup is a 3 kWH system with a 16 Nm torque output. The battery can be fully charged in 5 hours or can be charged upto 25% in 1 hour.

Bajaj Auto will sell Chetak exclusively through digital channel and customers can test ride the Scooter at the Experience centres. Bajaj will also sell the Chetak through select KTM dealerships.

The Urbane variant features drum brake at the front and is priced at Rs 1 Lakh, while the Premium variant gets a disc brake and is priced at Rs 1.15 lakh.

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.

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