NEW DELHI : Marking its return to the scooter market, Bajaj Auto today launched its electric scooter (e-scooter) under the iconic Chetak brand.

Pune will be the first city where the bike is sold in January while Bengaluru will be the second. Bajaj Auto said subsequent sales will be based on demand from those two cities. The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be sold through the company‘s Pro Biking dealerships to which it also sells the KTM super bikes.

Bajaj Auto CEO Rajiv Bajaj said he wants to be the first player in the electric segment as an established player in the two-wheeler industry. “With this attitude, we decided to switch to electric vehicles,” he said.

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In eco mode, the Chetak electric scooter can travel 95 km on a single 5 hour charge.

Features, Specifications of Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter:

Bajaj’s new Chetak electric scooter offers a range of 85 km in sport mode and 95 km in eco mode with a single charge of about 5 hours.

The Bajaj Chetak scooter will also have features to protect it from theft and the owner will receive notifications in the event of an accident or unauthorized access.

First look at the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter.

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First look at the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter. (Ramesh Pathania / Mint)

Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter Price:

Bajaj Auto has yet to reveal the price of its new Chetak scooter. The prices will be announced before the start of the shipment of vehicles in the showrooms. Bajaj Auto, however, said the price would not exceed ??1.5 lakh.

The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter was unveiled by Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari (left) in the presence of Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant (right) and Bajaj Auto CEO Rajiv Bajaj (M) in New Delhi.

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The Bajaj Chetak electric scooter was unveiled by Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari (L) in the presence of Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant (R) and Bajaj Auto General Manager Rajiv Bajaj (M) in New Delhi. (Ramesh Pathania / Mint)

Export packages:

To be rolled out from the company’s Chakan plant, Bajaj Auto also plans to export the model to various relevant markets in Europe starting next year same.

Bajaj said the launch of the electric scooter does not mean the company is making a comeback in the traditional scooter segment. He said the company’s focus will remain on bikes for volume, while the electric scooter along with other brands like KTM and Triumph will act as niche segments.

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