The future is totally electrified. The Bajaj Chetak Premium has made official entry to the electric segment and that too by relaunching their first scooter back the Bajaj Chetak in the form of Bajaj Chetak Premium. The great thing about this electric variant is that it looks premium overall and also has conventional non-electric scooter looks. This model has a front disc and rear drum with single-channel ABS. Let’s take a look to know more about it.
Bajaj Chetak Premium is an electric scooter available in India. Bajaj Chetak generates 3800 W power from its motor. With both front and rear drum brakes, Bajaj Chetak Premium comes up with the combined braking system of both wheels.
Before Bajaj Auto became popular for its modern range of motorcycles, it was principally known for its two-wheeler scooter, namely the Bajaj 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.
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 now finally launched the Chetak, in an electric avatar.
As far as the powertrain is concerned, the Bajaj Chetak is equipped with an electric motor that draws its power from a 3kWh IP67 rated lithium-ion battery. The power rating of its motor is 4kW (peak) and 3.8kW (continuous) with 16Nm of peak torque. The powertrain comes with two drive modes — Sport and Eco, which are capable of returning a range of 95km and 85km, respectively.
Bajaj claims that the battery will last for about 70,000km before a replacement is needed. Besides that, Bajaj has equipped the e-scooter with several innovative features like a reverse assist mode, regenerative braking, and an onboard Intelligent Battery Management System (IBMS) to control charge and discharge seamlessly. The main difference between urban and premium is the front Disk which is available in Premium.
The Bajaj Chetak Urban comes in two colors Cyber White, and Citrus Rush. The Ex-Showroom price is ₹ 1,41,440. It competes with e-scooter rivals like the Ather 450 and the Okinawa i-Praise.
Bajaj bikes came into existence in India way back in 1945 by introducing Chetak scooters. By 1986 they made a paradigm shift by having it’s focus completely on motorcycles and discontinued scooter manufacturing. From there Bajaj was always on course to seal a spot in the top motorcycle manufacturers. On the way, Bajaj made tie-up with Kawasaki in 1984 and KTM in 2007 in which former severed tie up in April 2017. As a result of years of R & D and technology assistance from KTM and Kawasaki, their models are now finding a place among the top and also within motorcycle aficionados.
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