Bajaj Chetak Returns In Electric Avatar: Full Metal Body, Key-less Ignition, & Sizzling Design! (Pics Inside)
Bajaj is one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in India, with Chetak being the most popular scooter of the company.
Lovingly called as ‘Hamara Bajaj’, the Chetak was named after the horse of a great Indian warrior Maharaja Rana Pratap. It did break a million hearts when, in 2005, Bajaj declared that they would stop manufacturing Chetak.
But now, Chetak is back with a bang and more! Yes, Bajaj has declared that Chetak will be here once again, but will now run on electricity.
We wonder when the Bajaj’s electric Chetak will be here, and what will it cost? Let’s find out!
Bajaj Unveils Chetak: This Time It’s Electric!
Bajaj unveiled the electric scooter, Chetak recently, and as per reports, the electric bike will be available for sale from January next year. In fact, the production of the scooter has already begun on September 25, 2019.
However, the price of the bike has not been revealed yet, but speculation is rife about the price being a bit towards the high end. Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, said, “I hesitate to call it an aggressive price, but we’ll price it attractively. It’s not going to be as high as Rs 1.5 lakh.”
There are quite some similarities in the design of the new version of the vintage Chetak, especially in the side profile. Also, the body of the scooter will be built in metal, and not plastic anymore.
Apparently, the electric Chetak will be available in six colours.
Bajaj’s Electric Scooter Chetak: Specifications and Features
As the pictures suggest, the bike will flaunt a retro look, that is quite in style now.
This electric Chetak will come with an IP67 rated Li-ion battery, which will not be removable. There will be an in-built charger, and you can charge the bike using a regular 5-ampere home power outlet.
The motor on the bike will be of 4 KW power, and there will be two riding modes, Eco and Sport. The driving range for these modes is estimated to be 85 km for Sport, and 95 km for Eco mode.
There will be no key, as the ignition will be app-based, and it will have a full metal body.
The electric Chetak will be pitted against Okinawa, Hero Electric, Ather and Avan Motors. Given that its a Bajaj production, it will probably be a hit all across the nation!
We’ll keep you informed as we get any more updates!