The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter has witnessed its first price hike.
Bajaj had launched its electric scooter, the Chetak in two variants – Urbane and Premium. The Urbane is the more-affordable variant and was originally launched at Rs 1 lakh, and now costs Rs 1.15 lakh. The Premium variant, meanwhile, was priced at Rs 1.15 lakh, and it now costs Rs 1.20 lakh.
To recap, the Premium model gets additional metallic colour options, a dark/light tan seat, metallic-coloured wheels and a disc brake at the front. The Urbane model, meanwhile, misses out on the metallic colour option and uses a drum brake at the front.
Powering it is a 3.8kW/4.1kW (continuous/peak power) electric motor, which sends power to the rear wheel via an automated transmission. This motor derives power from a lithium-ion battery pack that claims to deliver a real-world range of 95km in Eco Mode and 85km in Sport mode. Bajaj is also offering a warranty of three years/50,000km on the IP67-rated battery. The charge time on the Chetak is a claimed 5hr for 100 percent and 1hr for 25 percent.
In terms of competition, the Chetak takes on the Ather 450 Plus (Rs 1.28 lakh) and Ather 450X (Rs 1.47 lakh). It also rivals the TVS iQube which is priced at Rs 1.08 lakh.
All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi.