Bajaj Chetak is now available for purchase from Rs 1 lakh ex-showroom, available in two variants
India’s first automaker enters the electric scooter space with Chetak electric scooter. Priced from Rs 1 lakh ex-showroom, Chetak is definitely a premium product from the manufacturer who stopped making scooters long back. Here is everything you need to know about the first electric scooter from the house of Bajaj.
A Premium product
Bajaj has positioned the Chtak electric as a premium product. The electric scooter gets a high level of details on various components like handlebars, rear-view mirrors, switches among others. Feather-touch switches are a part of the package. The Premium variant will have luxurious visible stitches on the seat and high-quality paint.
A top-notch material list has been selected for manufacturing Chetak electric. There is no joints visible on the scooter’s metal body which makes it look far more premium than what it really is.
Features and Practicality
Chetak gets full LED headlight with LED DRLs, fully digital instrument console with smart connectivity features. Under-Seat storage is enough for storing a full-face helmet. Chetak can also act as a power bank for your smartphone. Just put the mobile phone in the glove box and let it charge. The glovebox also has space for the rider’s and scooter’s documents.
Bajaj Chetak is available in two variants – Urbane and Premium. The base Urbane variant comes with 2 colour options and dual drum brakes. The price tag of Chetak Urbane is Rs 1 lakh ex-showroom. The Premium variant is priced at Rs 1.15 lakh ex-showroom and for that extra price, you get luxurious details and front disc brake. A total of four premium paint schemes will be on offer for the Premium variant.
A 4.08kW motor with continuous power of 3.8kW drawing electric power from a 3kWh battery pack. The lithium-ion battery pack is non-removable and has to be charged via a cable built inside the scooter. The electric motor is placed inside the swingarm and power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via an automatic gearbox.
Performance and Range
Top speed of the Bajaj Chetak has been limited to 60 kmph in order to extract maximum range in real-world conditions. Speaking about the range, one full charge can deliver 95+ km in Eco mode and about 85 km in Sports mode. These numbers are real-world and you can definitely achieve them under normal conditions.
Bajaj is offering a complimentary home charger with the CHetak. However, the supplied charger is a 5A socket with an inbuilt voltage regulator to protect the battery pack. A one hour charge will give the user about 25% capacity which can let you ride for about 24 km. An 80% charge will be done in 3.5 hours with a range of 76 km. At last, a 100% charge is achieved in 5 hours giving full 95+ km.
DC fast charging feature is not available on the Chetak as the company says fast charging damages the battery pack and reduce its life.
Chetak comes in a total of six colour options. Two are in the Urbane variant and four are available in the premium variant.
Urbane – Cyber White and Citrus Rush
Premium – Indigo Metallic. Velluto Russo Red Metallic, Hazelnut Metallic, Brooklyn Black Metallic.
Bajaj is giving a 3 year-50,000 warranty on the lithium-ion battery pack. The company claims that the battery pack will run seamlessly for 70,000km before needing replacement.
Bajaj Chatak will be available in two cities – Pune and Bengaluru. There will be 5 KTM dealers who will sell the Chetak and 13 KTM dealers will do the same in Bengaluru.
The Pune based automaker says that it will first observe the customers’ response in the next 4-5 months. This market analysis will help the company to draw a plan for future expansion into other metro cities.
Sales and Service network
Since Chetak electric scooter will be sold via KTM showrooms. Bajaj has over 400 KTM dealers in about 300 cities across the country. So Bajaj will never have any problem regarding sales and service network.
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