Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter Bookings Reopen in India
Bajaj auto has announced the re-commencement of the bookings for the Chetak electric scooter in the Indian market. Last month, Bajaj hiked the price of the Electric Scooter by a staggering Rs 15,000 before it stopped accepting bookings. Now Bajaj will accept online bookings for Chetak from today for a limited period of time. The Chakan-based company Bajaj Auto returned to selling electric scooters with the revival of the Chetak nameplate early last year and it carried a price tag of around Rs. 1,000,00 (ex-showroom, Pune).
The Bajaj auto was the first major Indian 2-wheeler brand to introduce a premium electric scooter last year, however, the pandemic played spoilsport with its plans. Barely two months after the launch of the electric scooter, production came to a halt and the company was forced to stop sales. Though bookings resumed in the month of June, Bajaj’s supply chain took a big hit. The company has been aiming at increasing localization ever since, and if it has managed to achieve that, we won’t see another massive surge in the scooter’s price. For reference, the Chetak was priced at Rs 1,15,000 (for Urbane) and Rs 1,20,000 (for Premium) before the brand stopped accepting bookings.
4.1 kW Electric Motor -Automatic Transmission
The Bajaj Chetak is powered by a 4.1 kW electric motor paired with an automatic transmission, and it is capable of producing 16 Nm of torque. The IP67-certified battery pack promises a riding range of 95+ km/ charge in Eco mode and 85+ km/ charge in sport mode. The battery can be charged to 25% capacity in an hour and 100% in five hours.
Bajaj E-Scooter Features – Bluetooth Connectivity and Others
As for features, the Bajaj electric scooter gets a plethora of modern features such as a coloured TFT screen instrument panel, Bluetooth connectivity, feather-touch switchgear, alloy wheels, upright riding position etc. The Bajaj electric scooter also gets provisions such as kick-down mode and reverse gear that together help deliver a better experience for the rider.