Bajaj Urbanite Chetak

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Scooter, Electric
Expected Launch : Jan 2020
₹ 69,000 - 1.5 Lakh
Expected Price

Bajaj Urbanite Chetak Latest Updates

Bajaj Auto today unveiled its first electric scooter for the Indian market, under its new electric vehicle division, Urbanite. Christened the Bajaj Chetak, after the company's iconic scooter, the new electric two-wheeler will be manufactured at the manufacturer's Chakan plant. Bajaj has announced that deliveries for the new Chetak electric scooter will commence from January 2020, starting with Pune, followed by Bengaluru, gradually moving across India. It will be the first to many electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers to be introduced under the Urbanite brand.

Design

The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter looks robust and stands tall on 12-inch cast alloy wheels, and with an all-metal body with a neo-retro design. Bajaj says the bodywork has been completely developed in-house, but the silhouette does resemble the Vespa Elettrica and the Vespa GTS 300 in many ways. The new Bajaj Chetak gets a LED headlight, with a strip of LED daytime running light, a round, retro-styled digital instrument cluster, as well as nicely finished "feather touch" switches, along with scrolling LED blinkers. Overall fit and finish is quite nice, and the new Bajaj Chetak will likely stand out among other electric scooters available in India right now.

Technology

So far, the detailed specifications haven't been revealed, but Bajaj has revealed that the new Chetak will come with an IP67 rated high-tech lithium-ion battery with Nickel Cobalt Aluminium Oxide (NCA) cells. The battery is not swappable, but can be charged using a standard household 5-15 amp electrical outlet. There's an on-board Intelligent Battery Management System which controls charge and discharge, and there's also regenerative braking.

Performance and Range

The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will get two drive modes - Economy (E), and Sport (S), with maximum speed rated at around 60 kmph. Claimed range on a single charge is around 100 km in Economy mode.

Price and Availbility

The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be commercially launched in January 2020, initially in Pune, followed by Bengaluru. The Bajaj electric scooter is expected to be priced at under Rs 1.5 lakh, in our estimates, at around Rs 1.25 lakh with finance options as well. Depending on the market response, the Bajaj Chetak will be eventually offered across India through Bajaj Pro-Biking dealerships, but there's no concrete timeline as yet, when the new Chetak will be available across India.

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