Newdelhi:16/10/19:Bajaj Auto has launched its electric scooter in India on Wednesday. The name is Bajaj Chetak electric scooter. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari flags off Bajaj Chetak Electric Yatra.
Nitin Gadkari praises Bajaj Auto for its electric scooter Bajaj Chetak. “I am confident that this product will get lots of success,” Nitin Gadkari said.
The event begins with an audio visual presentation ‘Hamara Bajaj’, prominently featuring Bajaj’s popular scooter Chetak.
– Bajaj Auto is expected to announce its new electric mobility brand – Urbanite.
– Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Government of India, is gracing the occasion along with Chairman Rahul Bajaj and MD Rajiv Bajaj.Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj said it wanted to be the first mover in the electric segment as an established player in the two-wheeler industry. “With this attitude, we have decided to move into electric vehicles,” he said.
Features, specs of Bajaj Chetak electric scooter:
Bajaj’s new Chetak e-scooter comes with range of 85 km on sports mode and 95 km on eco mode on a single charge of around 5 hours.
The Bajaj Chetak scooter will also have features to protect it from theft and the owner will get notifications in case of an accident or unauthorized access.
Bajaj Chetak electric scooter price:
Bajaj Auto has not yet disclosed the price of its new Chetak scooter. Prices will be announced before it starts dispatching vehicles to showrooms. Bajaj Auto has, however, said the price would not be more than ₹1.5 lakh.
To be rolled out from the company’s Chakan plant, Bajaj Auto also plans to export the model to various relevant markets in Europe from next year itself.
Bajaj said that the launch of the e-scooter doesn’t mean that the company is making a comeback into the traditional scooter segment. He said the company’s focus would remain on bikes for volumes, while the e-scooter along with other other brands like KTM and Triumph would act as niche segments.