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Bajaj Auto launches Chetak electric scooter; bookings start from January 15

Nandana James Mumbai | Updated on January 14, 2020 Published on January 14, 2020

Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, along with Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, launch the EV Chetak in Mumbai. – Photo: Paul Noronha

The Chetak Urbane edition with Drum Brakes will be priced at Rs 1 lakh, while the Chetak Premium edition with disc brakes and luxury finish will be priced at Rs 1.15 lakh.

Bajaj Auto on Tuesday announced the formal launch of its resuscitated Chetak scooter in its electric avatar, at an ex-showroom price range starting at Rs 1 lakh.

This marks the company's first offering in electric vehicles. The Chetak is available in two variants, Urbane and Premium.

The Chetak Urbane edition with Drum Brakes will be priced at Rs 1 lakh, while the Chetak Premium edition with Disc Brakes and luxury finish will be priced at Rs. 1.15 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom prices and inclusive of applicable subsidies, and exclusive of insurance and road tax, Bajaj Auto said.

"The return of the legendary Chetak now in a modern electric avatar is indeed a proud moment for all of us at Bajaj Auto," said Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto.

He further added, "From 15 Jan, 2020 onwards Chetak will be available in two cities and this will mark the commencement of a new era in two wheeler mobility. We are confident that Chetak will set absolutely new benchmark standards of clean tech driven, elegant and a delightful ownership experience shaping the very future of personal commuting and building HAMARA KAL."

The Chetak will open for bookings from tomorrow onwards, in Pune and Bangalore. Bookings can be done at Chetak's website as well as through select KTM dealerships. Bookings can be made at an initial amount of Rs 2000.

The product will be initially sold in Pune and Bangalore only. It will be available in 13 dealerships in Bangalore and 4 dealerships in Pune. These select KTM dealers shall have display and test ride Chetaks by end of this month, the company said.

The deliveries will commence from the end of February 2020.

The Chetak offers a range of 95km and more on sports mode, and 85 km and more on economy mode. Its 3 KwH battery can cover 70000 km. It can be charged fully in five hours, the company said.

The Chetak comes with an overall warranty of 3 years or 50,000 kilometres (whichever is earlier) inclusive of the Lithium-Ion battery.

Along with the Chetak, a home-charging station facility will also be provided and set up free of charge.

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Published on January 14, 2020
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