Bajaj Auto has finally marked its entry into the electric scooter segment with its new Urbanite sub-brand.
The first product to roll out under this new electric sub-division will be the Bajaj Chetak. Production of the Chetak electric scooter is already underway at the company’s Chakan plant.
Deliveries of the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will start from January 2020. It will be launched in a phased manner and initially made available in Pune, followed by Bengaluru.
Official prices are yet to be announced. Though, the company has confirmed that it will cost below Rs 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be a beneficiary of the government’s FAME II subsidy.
The 2019 Bajaj Chetak electric scooter that will come under the brand’s Pro-Biking network, will be retailed via KTM dealers across the nation.
This time around, the Bajaj Chetak will come with a 4kW electric motor and an IP67-rated lithium-ion battery pack with NCA cells.
Its battery can be charged via a standard 5-15 amp power outlet. It will take around 5 hours to get fully charged.
The bikemaker will provide a home-charging station at minimal cost. This charger will display the amount of power consumed during charging.
The new Bajaj scooter will come with 2 driving modes – Eco and Sport along with an Intelligent Battery Management System.
It will offer an electric range of 85km in Eco mode and 95km in Sport. The 2019 Bajaj Chetak also gets a reverse assist mode.
The new Bajaj electric scooter is boosted with regenerative braking system that converts braking heat into kinetic energy and increases its electric range.
For performing suspension duties, the 2019 Bajaj Chetak will have a single-sided trailing arm at the front axle and a monoshock at the rear.
Its braking system will be comprised of front disc and rear drum brakes. The Chetak e-scooter has been assembled with 12-inch wheels and MRF Zapper-K tyres.
The 2019 Bajaj Chetak will be a connected scooter with embedded mobility solutions such as user authentication, security and data communication.
A dedicated mobile app will provide a detailed overview of the vehicle’s different aspects and ride history.
The reto styling the new Bajaj Chetak with curvy side panels will surely appeal young buyers.
Upfront, the scooter features LED headlamp and LED DRLs (daytime running lights) with chrome bezel surrounding.
It has sequential scrolling LED and touch-activated electronic switches.
Other key features include multispoke alloy wheels, large sliver grab rails, a fully digital instrument cluster, a single-piece seat, Chetak badging on the front apron and between the taillamps.
The 2019 Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will come in a choice of 6 colour schemes.