- Bajaj Chetak bookings to open in three new cities
- Mysore, Mangalore, and Aurangabad to be the next recipients
- Bookings were recently initiated for Nagpur
The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter was launched in India in January last year. Despite being in the market for such a long time, the e-scooter is available only in two cities yet- Pune and Bengaluru. However, the company had stated a few months back that it plans to make it available in 22 new cities by 2022.
Staying true to its promise, Bajaj is actively working on expanding Chetak’s availability in more cities in India. In the latest update, the brand announced that it’s opening bookings for three new cities – Mysore, Mangalore, and Aurangabad on 22 July, 2021. This comes in on the heels of Bajaj opening bookings for Nagpur last week at Rs 2,000.
While bookings for the Chetak are currently closed for all cities, interested buyers can register on its official website and get notified once bookings re-open for their respective cities. In April this year, Bajaj had also confirmed the entry of the Chetak in Chennai and Hyderabad but there hasn’t been any announcement on that yet.
The COVID-19 pandemic has played a major spoilsport for the Bajaj Chetak, as it has for most other brands and their products. Multiple strict lockdowns since last year had resulted in the suspension of Chetak’s production for a long time. This also meant a major delay in its launch in new cities. However, with things getting back to normalcy, Bajaj seems to have sped up the expansion of Chetak’s reach.
Propelled by a 3.8kW motor, the Chetak draws energy from a non-removable 3kWh IP67 lithium-ion battery pack. The whole package delivers a top speed of 70kmph and a range of 95km (in Eco mode). It can be charged at home through a conventional 5A power socket.
The Bajaj Chetak e-scooter is available in two variants including Urbane and Premium that are priced at Rs 1.42 lakh and Rs 1.44 lakh, respectively (both prices are ex-showroom, Pune). As for the competition, the Chetak electric locks horns with the Ather 450X and the TVS iQube