Before Bajaj Auto became popular for its modern range of motorcycles, it was principally known for its two-wheeler scooter, namely the Chetak. Over the past few years the Pune-based two-wheeler giant had completely stopped manufacturing scooters and since then it has been working on a new electric scooter offering and has unveiled it in the form of the Urbanite Chetak.
As the name suggests, the scooter harks back to its roots by taking design cues from the iconic Chetak and giving it a contemporary and fresh look. It uses sheet metal body panels that offer a premium touch, while the smooth flowing lines and the LED lighting give it a modern-retro appeal. Furthermore, it packs a fully-digital Bluetooth-enabled instrumentation that comes with a host of features.
As far as the powertrain is concerned, the Urbanite Chetak is equipped with an electric motor that draws its power from an IP67 rated lithium-ion battery. It comes with two drive modes, Sport and Eco, which are capable of returning a range of 95km and 85km, respectively. Besides that, Bajaj has equipped the e-scooter with several innovative features like a reverse assist mode, regenerative braking and an on-board Intelligent Battery Management System (IBMS) to control charge and discharge seamlessly.
Once launched in January, Bajaj will be offering the Urbanite Chetak with a choice of six colour options. On the competition front, the e-scooter will rival the likes of the Ather 450 in the premium electric scooter market space.