Bajaj Auto has revived the legendary and iconic Chetak brand of scooters. The Bajaj Chetak Electric scooter was unveiled today in New Delhi. Bajaj plans to launch the Chetak Electric in January 2020. Bajaj has revived the Chetak brand after a gap of nearly 14 years. The Chetak Electric scooter would be sold under the Urbanite sub brand from Bajaj.
We were probably the first publication that had spotted the test versions of the Chetak being tested a few months back and here it is the Bajaj Chetak reborn in the Electric avtaar. Interestingly Bajaj has stopped scooter production totally in 2009 and was only focusing on motorcycles and now with the Chetak Electric this would be the 2nd innings in the scooter domain for the Pune based two wheeler maker.
The Bajaj Chetak was unveiled at the hands of Nitin Gadkari Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India at a media function today. The Bajaj Chetak Electric would be available in two variants that would be offering 85kms and 95kms range.
The Bajaj Chetak Electric will get its power from a 4kW electric motor with an IP67-rated lithium-ion battery pack. Bajaj haven’t shared any final battery specs so far for the E-Chetak. The Electric scooter will also have two riding modes – Eco and Sport and a reverse assist feature. The scooter also comes with an in-built charger and the vehicle can be charged using a regular 5-ampere home power supply.
Bajaj began the production of the Chetak Electric on 25th of September earlier this year said Rajiv Bajaj proudly. To commemorate this launch the “Chetak Electric Yatra” was also flagged off by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Ayog in New Delhi today. Riders on 20 Chetaks will traverse through North and Western India to travel approximately 3000 kms each to a rousing welcome at Pune in Maharashtra.
The Chetak is a legend that symbolises individual freedom and empowers human ambition. The new Chetak is once again poised to lead Electric Vehicle adoption and transformation in India and across the world for a better ‘Hamara Kal’.