Bajaj Chetak electric scooter unveiled in India, retail sales to start in January 2020

first_imgBajaj Auto today unveiled the all-new Chetak electric scooter in India. The electric scooter brings back the iconic Chetak moniker in the country, albeit in a peppier and eco-friendly avatar. To be produced at Bajaj Auto’s Chakan manufacturing plant, Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be available for retail sales from January 2020. It will also be exported to European markets from next year.The new Chetak electric scooter boasts of an IP67-rated lithium-ion battery with NCA cells. The battery can be charged with a standard 5-15 amp electrical outlet. There is an IBMS (Intelligent Battery Management System) that controls charge and discharge. Besides, the customers can opt for a home-charging station. Bajaj Chetak will offer two driving modes — Eco (95 km range) and Sport (85 km range) — and a reverse assist mode. Bajaj Chetak electric scooter comes with sheet metal body panels.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter comes with sheet metal body panels and a tubular single-sided suspension. The powertrain makes use of a single-sided cast aluminium swingarm, which houses the traction motor that drives the wheel through an automated gearbox. The scooter gets regenerative braking system as well. Bajaj Chetak electric scooter gets a disc brake upfront.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be available in six colour options. It gets features like horseshoe-shaped LED headlight with DRLs, sequential scrolling LED blinkers and digital console. The new Chetak electric scooter will come with mobility solutions like data communication, security and user authentication. The Chetak mobile app will assist the rider by providing an overview of all aspects of the electric scooter and its ride history.advertisement Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari flagging off the ‘Chetak Electric Yatra’.Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant also flagged off the ‘Chetak Electric Yatra’ in New Delhi today. The ‘Chetak Electric Yatra’ will see riders on 20 Chetak electric scooters riding nearly 3,000 km through North and Western India to reach Pune.ALSO READ | Kia Seltos: 13,990 units sold in less than two monthsALSO READ | Renault Kwid facelift: Colour options explainedALSO READ | Ratan Tata to invest in electric vehicle start-up Tork Motorslast_img

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