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    Bajaj Chetak electric scooter launched at Rs 1 lakh

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    ​Bajaj's first electric scooter
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    ​Bajaj's first electric scooter

    Bajaj Auto Limited has launched the company's first electric scooter, the new Bajaj Chetak, with prices starting at Rs 1 lakh.

    The new electric scooter is the first product introduced under Bajaj Auto's new electric vehicle (EV) vertical, called Bajaj Urbanite, and will be offered in two variants.

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    ​Variants
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    ​Variants

    The Chetak Urbane edition with drum brakes will be priced at Rs 1 lakh, while the Chetak Premium edition with disc brakes is priced at Rs 1.15 lakh.

    The Urbane edition features solid colours with glossy finish, while the Premium variant features metallic paint, among other cosmetic changes.

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    ​Colour
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    ​Colour

    The Chetak will be available in six different colour options and bookings will open on January 15, 2020, for Rs 2,000.

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    ​Features
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    ​Features

    The new Chetak comes with an all metal body, with a neo retro design, with a distinctive silhouette, which seems inspired by Vespa.

    The new Bajaj Chetak comes with LED lighting all round, with premium paint finish, alloy wheels, and a full digital instrument console which gives out information like battery range, and real-time battery indicator, as well as keyless ignition.

    Image credit: www.chetak.com

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    ​Power and modes
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    ​Power and modes

    The Chetak's electric motor provides 4 kW (5.36 bhp) of peak power, and 3.8 kW (5 bhp) of continuous power, and 16 Nm of torque.

    The Chetak gets two operational modes - Eco, and Sport. In Eco mode, the Chetak has a claimed maximum range of over 95 km, while in Sport mode, the range is limited to over 85 km on a single charge.

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    ​Battery life
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    ​Battery life

    According to Bajaj, the battery life is about 70,000 km and has been tested across different weather conditions, terrain, and road surfaces. The battery can be charged up to 100 per cent in five hours, and can charge up to 25 per cent in on hour, but does not come with a fast charger.

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    ​Production
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    ​Production

    The Bajaj Chetak will be built at Bajaj Auto's manufacturing facility in Chakan, on the outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra.

    Image credit: www.chetak.com

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