Earlier this week Bajaj Auto launched its first electric two-wheeler, the Chetak. Bookings for the e-scooter are currently open on the company’s website. The deliveries are scheduled to begin in February this year. However, a report from BikeDekho claims that some buyers may have to wait for longer than others.
According to the website, the deliveries of the lower-spec variant of the Chetak e-scooter (Urbane) are likely to start in May 2020. The Chetak Premium, on the other hand, will start to roll out from the dealerships from next month. The entry-level variant of the Chetak e-scooter is priced at INR 1,00,000*, while the Premium variant retails at INR 1,15,000*. What’s different between the two variants? Check out the table below:
|Body Colour||Solid Colours||Metallic|
|Colour Options||Cyber White|
|Stitch||Medium Grey||Light Tan|
|Bezels||Siberian Silver||Satin Silver|
|Wheel Colour||Matt Black (Solid)||Slate Grey/Satin Black (Metallic)|
|Floor Mat||Black (TPU)||Dark Grey with Speckles (TPU)|
|Price||INR 1,00,000*||INR 1,15,000*|
The Chetak will be sold in Pune and Bengaluru in the initial phase, via select KTM dealerships – 14 in Bengaluru and 4 in Pune - and the new Customer Experience Center at Fergusson College Road, Pune. The e-scooter is backed by a three-year/50,000 km warranty, while the service interval stands at one-year/12,000 km. It comes with a complimentary Chetak Charger (installation charges extra).
To give you a recap, Bajaj Auto became the first major two-wheeler brand to enter into the electric vehicle segment of the Indian market. The Chetak e-scooter has a neo-retro styling that is enhanced by modern features such as full LED lighting, backlit switches and a Bluetooth-enabled digital instrument cluster.
The Chetak mounts an electric motor that generates 4.08 kW of peak power (3.8kW of continuous output) and 16 Nm of maximum torque. The top-speed of the e-scooter is rated at 60 km/h. The 3 kWh battery pack promises a range of 95 km in Eco Mode and 85 km in Sport Mode.