Bajaj Chetak In An Electric Avatar After 14 Years

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