Bajaj launches Chetak EV at Rs1 Lakh
14 January 2020
Baja Auto on Tuesday officially launched the Chetak Electric Scooter in the Indian market, with a Rs1 lakh price tag for the base variant and also opened bookings for the EV, registering its entry into the electric two-wheeler market.
With one full charge, the scooter can run up to 95 km, says Bajaj.
Braking on a Chetak EV actually adds to travel time. A disk brake on the front and a drum brake on the rear ensure effective braking in all conditions, while an intelligent regenerative braking system converts kinetic energy to electrical energy that can be used to go further.
The electric scooter can accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph in 2.8 minutes.
Bajaj has even added a reverse gear to help the user get out of a tight parking spot.
The Chetak EV boasts of advanced technologies, two riding modes and an increased warranty. While the base variant is priced at Rs1 lakh (ex-showroom), the top-end Urban variant will cost Rs1.15 lakh. Deliveries will commence this month.
The Chetak EV comes with a 3 year, 50,000 km warranty on the Lithium Ion battery.
The base variant gets 2 colours – Cyber White and Citurs White and will come with drum brake at the front. The top of the line Urban range gets 4 colour options.
The sturdy rear grab handle allows a passenger to safely enjoy the ride even as the solid steel frame and a hardy sheet metal body adds durability to the vehicle. Every detail of the materials, colors and design has been done with great precision, says Bajaj.
The user can access all the information in one simple touch, locate the Chetak, protect it from theft and receive notifications in case of an accident or unauthorized access.
The Chetak is an IP67-rated vehicle. This means the rider is assured of the highest levels of durability.
Baja said it has ensured a powertrain that never needs attention from the user.
“Advanced algorithms with edge computing continuously evolve and optimise everything from throttle response to battery charging to extract maximum life from every electric, mechanical and chemical part of the powertrain.
“Plug it, charge it, ride it. That’s all. It's really as simple as that,” adds Bajaj Auto.
The Chetak name, which is back after decades does justice with its retro design, upright riding position and smooth flowing lines, reviving memories of the past.
At the same time, it offers smartphone connectivity, on-board diagnostics, cloud app-based functions with 1-year free-subscription, a fully digital instrument console, attractive LED ring adorning the oval-shaped headlamp, ‘feather touch’ switchgear, and 12-inch cast alloy wheels which add to its premium appeal.
The eco-friendly model is the first of a range of battery-powered two-wheelers from Bajaj Auto to enter the domestic market.