Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter: Bajaj is planning to increase the model of its Chetak electric scooter. According to new reports, the company may add some new variants and models in the next few years, expanding its range. These will be cheaper than the existing models. The company’s focus now is on electric scooters in the low and mid speed segment. For this, the electric vehicle company Yulu is investing in Bajaj. This company has already invested in Bajaj. It is believed that Chetak will create a low cost model of electric scooter using its architecture. Explain that Bajaj’s Chetak Electric is produced in Pune.
Electric two-wheelers will sell up to 40% in 5 years
Chetak Electric is currently available in a few cities. The company has not yet started selling it across the country. Bajaj is also facing a shortage of chips for the production of this scooter. However, the company estimates that 30-40 per cent of overall two-wheeler sales in the next 5-7 years will come from electric vehicles. The rest will be dominated by ICE. At present, the ex-showroom price of Bajaj Chetak Electric is close to Rs 1.42 lakh. Due to shortage of chip and high cost of raw material, its prices are also increasing continuously.
Chetak is equipped with many advanced features
The scooter also has regenerative braking with all-LED lights (headlamps, DRLS, turn indicators, taillights), front disc brakes and digital instrument cluster (with smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth). The Chetak has 12-inch alloy wheels at both ends, 90/90 tires at the front and 90/100 tires (both tubeless) at the rear. The front-wheel gets a leading-link-type suspension, while the rear wheel gets a monoshock suspension. The scooter also comes with a reverse gear. It gives a maximum range of 95Km in Echo mode and 85Km in Sport mode. It takes about 5 hours for the battery to be 100% charged through 5Amp outlet.