In early 2020, Bajaj Auto restored the ‘Chetak’ moniker by releasing an all-new electric scooter. It was the first time the Indian two-wheeler behemoth ventured into the EV market. Since then, the Chetak has performed admirably, albeit Bajaj has yet to fully capitalize on the EV and its advantages. The Bajaj Chetak starts at 1.42 lakh (on-road), making it more expensive than its competitors. Should you get one? Here’s our list of advantages and disadvantages to help you decide.
|Range – 95 km/charge|
Motor Type – BLDC
Battery Type – Lithium-Ion
Fuel Type – Electric Wheels
Type – Alloy
|Top Speed – 63 kmph|
Motor Power – 4080 W
Battery Capacity – 50.4 V/60.4 Ah
ABS – no
Tyre Type – Tubeless
Bajaj Chetak Price
|Chetak Urbane||₹ 1,42,297 Avg. Ex-showroom price||85-95 Km, 70 Kmph, 5 Hrs|
|Chetak Premium||₹ 1,44,050 Avg. Ex-showroom price||85-95 Km, 70 Kmph, 5 Hrs|
Longer Life, Superior Quality
The steel frame and body panels of the Chetaks assure great quality and longevity. Its IP67 rating ensures that you can ride indefinitely regardless of the weather.
SOLID GEAR DRIVE
Longer Life, Better Driving
There are no belts or chains on the Chetak. Its one-of-a-kind solid gear drive, compact construction, and superb transmission provide a jerk-free riding experience.
The Chetak has an eye-catching LED headlight in the shape of a horseshoe that provides exceptional intensity, range, and focus. It also incorporates sequential LED blinkers that illuminate one by one, signalling the desire to turn.
Always Connected & Secure
Using the Chetak app on your smartphone, you can track your Chetak, protect it from theft, and receive notifications in the event of an accident or unauthorised access. Keep in touch with your Chetak no matter where you are.
Freedom & Convenience
The Chetak comes with a charging cord and an adapter that allows you to charge your Chetak at any 5A domestic charging outlet, allowing you to charge it at home or at the office. It’s as simple as charging your phone to charge your Chetak.
Eco, Sports, Reverse
Chetak has three ride modes. There are two forward gears – Eco and Sports – and one reverse gear. When in Eco Mode, the Chetak detects the need for more power and switches to Sports Mode, then back to Eco Mode.
The Reverse mode allows you to reverse out of parking spaces gently.
Intuitive & Convenient
The Chetak has soft-touch controls. The high-quality electric switches are meant to be actuated with the lightest touch, making them quick and simple to operate.
90 KM ON SINGLE CHARGE
No Worries, No Compromise
With a new battery and a full charge in Eco Mode, the Chetak boasts a class-leading range of 90 km (Under IDC as per AIS 040). Your ideal city partner, ensuring a smooth, clean, and zero-emission riding experience every time.
You can purchase a Chetak wall charger that will fit effortlessly into your parking space at home or work. The wall charger has several safety mechanisms that ensure no one may connect or disconnect your charging cord without your permission.
LONG LIFE BATTERY
The Chetak Lithium Ion battery is meant to last 70000 kilometers, which is equivalent to 7 years*. We provide a guarantee of three years or fifty thousand kilometers (whichever comes first)*.
Convenient & Secure
The Chetak key fob is a remote key that allows you to locate your scooter within 30 metres. It also has a keyless ON/OFF switch. So, as long as you keep your Key Fob handy, you can start your scooter with a single push of the power button.
A 4kW BLDC electric motor powers the Bajaj Chetak, which has two riding modes: Eco and Sport. It also includes a reverse mode. The Chetak’s peak speed remains 60kmph, which is a little disappointing. However, Bajaj argues that the decreased top speed contributes to the battery pack’s 3kWh range. According to Bajaj, the electric scooter would have a real-world range of 95 kilometres in Eco mode and 85 kilometres in Sport mode.
The Chetak has a Vespa-style suspension configuration with a front trailing link suspension and 12-inch alloy wheels wrapped in MRF Zapper tires. The Chetak Premium receives a disc brake in front and a drum brake in the back. Drum brakes are on both ends of the Urbane trim.
The Bajaj Chetak is a fantastically designed metal scooter that sticks out from the crowd of other electric scooters that are either simple or blatantly futuristic. It’s sleek, smart, and sophisticated, nearly like a Vespa. The design references are obvious because the ancient petrol-powered Chetak was a descendant of the Vespa 150 at the time.
Bajaj has done an excellent job of combining old-school charm with modern design eccentricities, such as the C luggage hook on the seat and the triangle rearview reflectors on slim metal stalks. The piano black switches are of the highest quality. The brushed metal bezel that surrounds the LED headlight and the LCD digital info panel add to the scooter’s luxury appearance.
DESIGNED TO DELIGHT. BUILT TO LAST.
- Steel Body
- IP67 Water Protection
- Flush Fitted Exteriors
- Horseshoe DRL Headlamps
- Sequential LED Blinker
ALL YOUR UPDATES IN ONE PLACE*.
|Bluetooth Enabled||Geo-Fencing||Over the Air updates||Tamper Alert|
LONG RANGER – 90 km
A class-leading range of 90 km (Under ISC as per AIS 040) with a new battery on a full charge in Eco Mode.
The Bajaj Chetak’s feature set isn’t as extensive as that of the Ather 450X or even the TVS iQube Electric. The Chetak is the only one of these three scooters with a standard LCD screen, while the others have a beautiful color TFT screen. Even the Chetak’s connected technology is restricted. It supports basic geotagging and geofencing, as well as turn-by-turn navigation.
You can even connect your smartphone to the scooter to control your music while you’re out and about. There is a storage box in the front apron where you can store the Chetak’s charging wire as well as your mobile phone in case you need to charge it while on the go. Although there are no key slots on the Chetak, Bajaj supplies a little key fob for keyless ignition. There are switches on the right-side panel that allow you to access the front storage compartment or the seat.
The Chetak is available in two trim levels: Urbane and Premium. The former is equipped with a front drum brake and is available in two colors: yellow and white. The Premium model includes a front disc brake. The Premium model comes in four colors: black, beige, blue, and red.
Bajaj Chetak Review
- Has a decent riding range
- Gets reverse gear
- Instrument cluster looks futuristic
Could be Better
- Priced a bit high
- Bajaj isn’t setting up its charging points
- Only available in Pune, Bengaluru
With the Chetak electric, Bajaj has ushered in a new age of electric mobility. Its ageless appeal is only matched by its beautiful aesthetic and high quality of fit and finish. The Chetak may not be as futuristic or as powerful as the Ather 450X, but it does provide an enjoyable urban riding experience.
Engine and Transmission
|Continuous Power||3800 W|
|Max Torque||16.2 Nm @ 1400 rpm|
|Motor Power||4080 W|
|Range (Eco Mode)||90 km/charge|
|Range (Sport Mode)||80 km/charge|
|Starting||Remote Start, Push Button Start|
|Motor IP Rating||67|
|Transmission||Single-speed Constant Mesh Gear Box|
|USB Charging Port||Yes|
|Additional Features Of Variant||Glove Box 4 L, Touch Sensitive Switches|
|Underseat storage||18 L|
Features and Safety
|Braking Type||Combine Braking System|
Mileage and Performance
|Braking (60-0 Kmph)||2.8 mm|
|Body Type||Electric Bikes|
Dimensions and Capacity
|Kerb Weight||132 kg|
|Additional Storage||18 L|
|Turn Signal Lamp||LED|
|LED Tail Lights||Yes|
|Low Battery Indicator||Yes|
|Top Speed||63 kmph|
Motor & Battery
|Continuous Power||3800 W|
|Drive Type||Hub Motor|
|Battery Capacity||50.4 V/60.4 Ah|
|Battery Warranty||3 Years, 50000 km|
|Front||Disc (Premium), Drum (Urbane)|
|Rear||Rear Drum, Combined Braking System|
|Front||Offset steering column with leading link suspension.|
|Rear||Gas emulsion type, single shocker|