Bajaj has become the first mainstream Indian motorcycle brand to enter the electric space and simultaneously return to the scooter segment with its new Urbanite sub-division.
And the first product from this brand is the Chetak – a nameplate that returns after almost 14 years.
The scooter this time will be positioned as a premium product and the price will be revealed at its Pune launch in January 2020.
The Chetak will use a 4kW electric motor and while exact battery specs have not been revealed so far, the e-scooter will use an IP67-rated lithium-ion battery pack.
The battery is not removable. The e-scooter also has two riding modes – Eco and Sport – and it will have a reverse assist feature as well.
Range is quoted at 85km and 95km in Sport and Eco modes, respectively. Bajaj points out that these figures were achieved through real-world testing within Pune city.
The scooter has an in-built charger and the vehicle can be charged using a regular 5-ampere home power outlet. There will be no DC fast charging feature (Bajaj says the range is adequate enough to not require this feature) and a full charge will take around five hours.
The front suspension is handled by a single-sided trailing arm unit that appears to have coilover setup with an exposed external spring.
At the rear, it gets a monoshock, and the scooter runs disc-brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear. The 12-inch wheels are wrapped in MRF Zapper-K tyres.
The scooter will also get regenerative braking.
Reference- Bajaj Chetak website, AutoCar India, Money Control