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Bajaj Chetak electric scooter gets a massive price hike

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter price has been hiked by Rs. 12,749. The escooter was earlier priced at Rs. 1,41,440 (ex-showroom).

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 13:52 IST
Bajaj Chetak e-scooter is currently priced  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.54 lakh (ex-showroom)!
Bajaj Chetak e-scooter is currently priced 1.54 lakh (ex-showroom)! (www.chetak.com)

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter, which was launched in the year 2019, has got a massive price hike. The electric scooter was launched in two variants Urbane and Premium with the later one priced at 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom) after FAME II. However, it's now selling in just one Premium variant priced at 1.54 lakh (ex-showroom), which is a price hike of Rs. 12,749 compared to the older price of Rs. 1,41,440 (ex-showroom). This means, the price of Bajaj Chetak has been hiked by 9.01 percent. However, despite the massive price hike, the designs, features and hardware of the electric scooter remains the same.

Bajaj started production of Chetak from its Pune plant in Akurdi. The company currently sells its electric scooter in more than 75 cities in India. The company has sold over 14,000 units of the Chetak since its launch in 2019 and is planning to meet the existing 10,000 bookings by utilizing the new facility in Pune. The electric scooter manufacturing facility in Pune is expected to produce over 5,00,000 electric scooters.

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Bajaj Chetak key features

The Bajaj Chetak is a 3.8 kW electric motor that features a 3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Its motor develops 16Nm of peak torque at 1,400 rpm. The scooter comes with two riding modes: Eco and Sport. In the Eco mode, the Scooter can deliver up to 95 km of range while in the Sport mode, the range reduces to 85 km. It can reach a speed of 40kmph from stand still in a matter of 3.9 seconds.

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Bajaj is expected to enhance some core specifications of the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter in order to hold its ground in the market as Ola S1 Pro by Ola Electric, Okinawa Praise Pro and Ather 450X are giving it tough competition.

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