Bajaj Chetak is back in an all-electric form
The Chetak will be sold through the KTM showrooms available in these cities. The price has not been revealed by the company.
Bajaj Auto has brought back its iconic Chetak scooter with a new look and all-electric form. The company had stopped manufacturing scooters in 2009, but now they are planning to introduce a new model. The scooter will be available in two variants with a range of 85 and 90 km respectively.
The new Chetak comes with an all-LED headlight, a digital panel that shows range, speed, time, battery charge and ride mode indicators. The mirror gets a unique shape with a matte finish. The alloy wheel tyres now come with disc brake on the front and drum on the rear. Getting rid of switches seen on the old Chetak, the company has introduced touch switch units.
“Scooters and step-through are a very important segment and we have not made the electric Chetak to be in the volume space. We are trying to build meaningful niches with three-wheelers, superbikes and electric scooters," said the MD of the company.
Bajaj will start selling these scooters in Pune and Bangalore from January. Depending on the response from these two cities, the company will expand to other cities.
The Chetak will be sold through the KTM showrooms available in these cities. The price has not been revealed by the company but it is speculated to be around 1.2 lakhs, which makes it expensive as compared to existing scooters in the market.
But, the company is focusing on a long term electric goal instead of sales volumes, said the Bajaj CEO in a statement.