Bajaj launched their iconic scooter Chetak in Electric Version

Bajaj is an auto manufacturing brand in India that has been one of the most successful Indian two wheeler makers for a really long time. Bajaj has become a household name over the years, thanks to the reliable and valuable vehicle that they provided for their customers. As a matter of fact, Bajaj is one of the early two-wheeler manufacturers to bring in scooters into the Indian market. Bajaj Chetak, one of the most iconic bikes that came out at the time it was launched. It was so popular and in-demand that almost everyone who could afford a scooter had one. For some reasons, Bajaj decided to shift into making only geared two-wheelers and stopped their scooter lines for years.

The year 2019 has been the year for comebacks, where we saw most of the popular products of the past made an active re-entry into the market. Bajaj does not want to feel left out as well, so they had a surprise up their sleeves. Bajaj announced their comeback into the scooter market with their new and improved Bajaj Chetak, electric scooter. Though Bajaj made the announcement during September in 2019, the motorcycle was made ready for booking only by January 14 2020. Since the name Chetak from Bajaj is something everyone looks up to many years in the scooter category, there are lots of expectations for this one.

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Here is the breakdown of the new Bajaj Chetak, all-electric scooter.

Bajaj decided to have two variant on the scooter. However, the difference between the two is not so much; it is all about the preferences.

Bajaj Chetak, Urban

Body color: solid colors

Body finish: Glossy

Seat design and stitch color: Black with medium grey

Bezels: Siberian silver

Wheel color: Matt black

Floor mat: Black

Front breaks: Drum type

Bajaj Chetak, Premium

Body color: /metallic

Body finish: Glossy

Seat design and stitch color: Tan with light tan

Bezels: Satin silver

Wheel color: Satin Grey or Satin silver (metallic)

Floor mat: Dark Grey

Front breaks: Disc type

These are the things that you can find a difference in between the two variant that the brand has to offer. Other that this, the scooter has some standard features.

Engine and transmission

Max Torque: 16 Nm

Motor type: BLDC

Motor power: 4080 W

Starting: Self start

Transmission: Automatic

Mileage and Performance

Range: ECO mode 95 + km

             Sport mode 85 km

Max speed: 70 Km/H

Battery life: 70,000 km


Front suspension: Leading link suspension

Rear suspension: Mono shock


Headlight: LED

Tail light: LED

Turn sign lights: LED

Battery type: lithium ion

Charging point: 15A input

Instruction panel: speed indicator, digital clock, Fuel indicator, trip meter.



Front: 90/90-12

Rear: 90/100-12

Tyre type: tubeless

Wheel size: 12 inches

Other features

Keyless self start: yes

Under seat storage: yes

Glove compartment: yes

Why Choose Bajaj?

Bajaj claims that the battery charges to 100% in 5 hours and can charge up to 25% in just an Hour. The adaptor for charging comes in package with the scooter. This charging adaptor is supported by any household 15A output so no special charging output is required. An expert from Bajaj comes and installs the charging station in your to avoid any errors while installation. The average service period for this scooter is 12,000 km or once a year. Bajaj also makes the first 3 services free of cost.

On papers this seems to be a scooter that is made with the Indian economy in mind. This is a scooter that is made specifically for city use. As there are no charging stations set around the country it is impossible to drive this scooter for long with having to have it being charged again. But, for a day to day, in the city use it could be the most effective and efficient scooter of all time. If everything said by Bajaj is accurate and the scooter delivers to its expectations. This scooter from Bajaj could possibly be the best electric scooter from India at this time period.

These are things that Bajaj has given us as of now. Though no on street review has been done on this scooter it is safe to say that Bajaj is a company to rely on. Bajaj said that the scooter available only through pre order and will be sold under the KTM dealers showroom as of now. Initially this electric scooter from Bajaj will be available in 13 showroom in Bangalore and 4 from Pune. Once the sales and demand are high they are planning to expand the number of showrooms that sells their scooters across India.

 The pricing on this scooter is a bit too high for the Indian market. The standard Bajaj Chetak, Urban comes in around 1,00,00 INR (Ex-showroom price) while the premium version is said to be sold for 1,15,000 INR. At the end of the day it all boils down to personal preferences. The extra money you spend for the scooter is for the looks of it as it does not have much impact on the performance of the vehicle.