Bajaj Chetak electric scooter has finally been launched in two variants – Urbane and Remium – priced at Rs 1.00 lakh and Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom) repsectively. At this price point, it takes on the Ather 450 that costs Rs 1.14 lakh (on-road, Bengaluru). Initially, the new Bajaj electric scooter will be sold via select KTM dealerships in Pune, and then in Bengaluru shortly after. It will also be made available in major metro cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
It’s the first product that’s rolled out under Bajaj Auto’s new ‘Urbanite’ electric vehicle brand. The e-scooter will be sold only online, which is a first in the world. Production of the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter takes place at the company’s Chakan based facility in Maharashtra. The company offers a 3 years/50,000km warranty as standard.
For power, the 2020 Bajaj Chetak electric scooter uses a 4kW electric motor and an IP67-rated lithium-ion battery pack (non-removable). It has a swingarm-mounted motor that transmits power to the rear wheel via an automated gearbox. The torque figure stands at 16 Nm. The e-scooter offers a maximum speed of around 60kmph. Check Out – Bajaj Avenger 400 Might Look Like This
The company says that the lithium-ion units were tested across different weather conditions and terrains and have a battery lift around 70,000kms. The electric scooter comes with two riding modes – Eco and Sport – offering a claimed range of 95km and 85km respectively.
The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter also gets a reverse assist feature. It can be fully charged via an in-built charger or by plugging into a regular 5-ampere power socket in 5 hours. The company will also provide a home—charging station at a ‘nominal cost’. Read – Bajaj-Triumph First Motorcycle Testing Begins
The 2020 Bajaj Chetak electric scooter carries a retro design with features such as round LED headlamp, LED DRLs with chrome bezel surrounding, curvy side panels and large silver grab rails. The e-scooter rides on 12-inch wheels and MRF Zapper K-tryes. Some of its key features include touch-activated electronic switches, sequential scrolling LED, a fully digital instrument cluster, a single-piece seat.
Interestingly, the Bajaj Chetak electric is a fully connected scooter that comes with embedded mobility solutions such as security, user authentication and data communication. For performing braking duties, it has front disc and rear drum brakes. The 2020 Bajaj Chetak electric scooter has been offered in a choice of 6 colour schemes – Velutto Rosso, Cyber White, Indigo Metallic, Brooklyn Black, Hazelnut and Citrus Rush.
Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter First Look