Just days after closing the bookings of the Chetak electric scooter, Bajaj Auto has increased the prices of the scooter by up to ₹ 27,620. The Bajaj Chetak Premium gets a price hike of ₹ 24,620 while the Urbane variant sees its price increase by ₹ 24,620. The Bajaj Chetak Premium now costs ₹ 144,620 while the Chetak Urbane is priced at ₹ 142,620. Both prices are ex-showroom, Pune. At present, the Chetak electric scooter is sold only in Pune and Bengaluru but Bajaj revealed on its social media handles that it will soon launch the Chetak in Hyderabad and Chennai as well. Bajaj also said that the Chetak will be available in 24 other cities across India by 2022.
Bajaj Auto re-opened online bookings for the Chetak electric scooter on 0900 hours on April 13, 2021 and had to stop taking bookings just 48 hours later, owing to overwhelming demand. Bookings were accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Bajaj said it will review the supply and production situation and announce the next round of bookings for the electric scooter.
The electric motor on the Chetak delivers around 3.8 kW of continuous power (roughly around 5 bhp), and there's 16.2 Nm of peak torque available at 1,400 rpm. It is an automatic scooter of course and has an indicated top speed of about 70 kmph. The Chetak has a range of 80 km on a single charge.