As many as 20 Chetak electric scooters travelled over 3,000 km, riding through North and Western India. Riders travelled from Delhi to Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Chetak Samarak in Chittorgarh, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Panaji before reaching Pune. The Yatra was felicitated by Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd at the company’s corporate office in Akurdi.
The company is yet to reveal the launch, booking and pricing details for the electric scooter. A report from last month had claimed that Bajaj Auto will commence the booking process from November 2019.
Indian Autos Blog learnt at the unveiling event (October 2019) that the new Chetak electric scooter will be launched in our market in January 2020. Bajaj Auto will introduce the electric motorcycle in Pune and Bengaluru in the initial phase. The company is yet to reveal the next locations, but it is safe to assume that they will include Mumbai and Delhi.
Bajaj Auto will use the KTM outlets in Pune and Bengaluru to offer the Chetak electric scooter until the brand upgrades its existing dealerships. Bajaj Auto aims to deliver a premium buying experience with its first electric scooter.
The electric scooter combines the iconic design of the original Chetak with several modern features for an appealing look. The equipment list of the Chetak electric scooter comprises full LED lighting, a digital instrument console and backlit switchgear. The sequential scrolling LED blinkers further enhance the modern persona of the vehicle. The electric scooter features a steel-body that aims to give it a more premium look, while the six eye-catching colours should attract the attention of the young audience.
Mechanical specifications include a 4 kW motor that draws power from an IP67 rated battery pack. The electric scooter features two drive modes (Eco, Sport) and a reverse assist mode. The reverse mode will come handy at tight parking spots. A similar feature is available on the Ather 450, a direct rival to the Bajaj Chetak electric.
The battery features an Intelligent Battery Management System that handles the charge and discharge functions. Bajaj claims a range of 100 km and 80 km in Eco and Sport modes respectively. Regenerative braking via an intelligent braking system is also part of the package. The system converts braking heat into kinetic energy, thus helping in maximising the scooter’s range.
The Bajaj Chetak packs mobility solutions like data communication, security and user authentication. A smartphone app provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the vehicle and its ride history.