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

IBEF:  January 15, 2020

Bajaj Auto announced the formal launch of its resuscitated Chetak scooter in its electric avatar, at an ex-showroom price range starting at Rs 1 lakh (US$ 1430.81).

This is the company's first offering in electric vehicles. Urbane and Premium are the two variants available in Chetak scooter.

The difference between two is that the Chetak Urbane edition with Drum Brakes is priced at Rs 1 lakh (US$ 1430.81), while the Chetak Premium edition with Disc Brakes and luxury finish is priced at Rs 1.15 lakh (US$ 1645.44). Although, 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 Mr 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 bookings for Chetak will open 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 (US$ 28.61).

Initially, the product will be sold only in Pune and Bangalore and will be available in 13 dealerships in Bangalore and four dealerships in Pune. Display and test ride Chetaks will be available at these selective KTM dealers by end of this month, the company said.
The deliveries of the scooter will begin from the end of February 2020.

The Chetak has a range of 95km and more on sports mode, and 85 km and more on economy mode. Its 3 KwH battery can cover 70,000 km. The time required for charging it fully is 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.
The company is also offering a home-charging station facility free of charge along with the Chetak.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.