Bajaj Auto’s ambitious Chetak Electric
Bajaj Auto’s ambitious Chetak Electric Yatra draws to a close on November 14 at the company’s Akurdi plant in Pune. 20 Chetaks began the nearly 3,000km-long journey from Delhi to Pune (via a few detours along the way) on October 16. Although the scooters will complete the journey on the aforementioned date, the launch of the Chetak will take place in December while deliveries for the scooter will start from January 2020.
Dealers suggest that the Bajaj Chetak will hit showrooms in Pune and Bengaluru by the end of November 2019. It’s expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom). Bookings, on the other hand, may commence in the next couple of weeks.
“Bajaj’s Chetak, the e-scooter, will be launched only in January 2020”, says Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto Ltd. During an interview with Swati Khandelwal, Zee Business, Sharma said, “A series of new product launches will be seen as soon as the transition period from BSIV to BSVI will come to an end. Husqvarna bikes will be undertaken in the first week of December, but these bikes will be existing for sundry sale in January or February.
Bajaj Chetak electric scooter not only marks the re-introduction of the ‘Chetak’ moniker in the country after almost 15 years but also the re-entry of the two-wheeler maker in the scooter segment.
Bajaj has officially confirmed the launch timeline for the Chetak, which will be launched in January 2020. Deliveries will also commence in January. According to our dealer sources, the electric Chetak might reach dealerships by the end of this month.
Yesterday, the Chetak Electric Yatra – a 3,000km-long journey that began when the electric scooter was unveiled in Delhi last month – concluded in Pune. Bajaj Chetak exteriors follow a clean and minimal design language with no angular lines. Bajaj has played safe with the design and build of the scooter, all the body panels are made of steel and all of the lines have been kept subtle.