Home >Auto News >Bajaj is back with Chetak. Electric scooter's price, features, specs

NEW DELHI : Marking its comeback in the scooter market, Bajaj Auto today launched its electric scooter (e-scooter) under the iconic Chetak brand.

Pune will be the first city where the bike would be sold in January while Bengaluru would be the second one. Bajaj Auto said subsequent sales will be based on demand coming from these two cities. Bajaj Chetak e-scooter will be sold from the Pro Biking dealerships of the company from which it also sells the KTM super bikes.

Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj said it wanted to be the first mover in the electric segment as an established player in the two-wheeler industry. "With this attitude, we have decided to move into electric vehicles," he said.

On eco mode, Chetak e-scooter can run for 95 km on a single charge of 5 hours.
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On eco mode, Chetak e-scooter can run for 95 km on a single charge of 5 hours.

Features, specs of Bajaj Chetak electric scooter:

Bajaj's new Chetak e-scooter comes with range of 85 km on sports mode and 95 km on eco mode on a single charge of around 5 hours.

The Bajaj Chetak scooter will also have features to protect it from theft and the owner will get notifications in case of an accident or unauthorized access.

Bajaj Chetak e-scooter's first look.
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Bajaj Chetak e-scooter's first look. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter price:

Bajaj Auto has not yet disclosed the price of its new Chetak scooter. Prices will be announced before it starts dispatching vehicles to showrooms. Bajaj Auto has, however, said the price would not be more than 1.5 lakh.

Bajaj Chetak e-scooter was unveiled by Transport minister Nitin Gadkari (L) in the presence of Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant (R) and Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj (M) in New Delhi.
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Bajaj Chetak e-scooter was unveiled by Transport minister Nitin Gadkari (L) in the presence of Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant (R) and Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj (M) in New Delhi. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Export plans:

To be rolled out from the company's Chakan plant, Bajaj Auto also plans to export the model to various relevant markets in Europe from next year itself.

Bajaj said that the launch of the e-scooter doesn't mean that the company is making a comeback into the traditional scooter segment. He said the company's focus would remain on bikes for volumes, while the e-scooter along with other other brands like KTM and Triumph would act as niche segments.

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