Bajaj's iconic Chetak is still in the garage of many scooter enthusiasts even though the company phased it out over a decade ago. This time around, Bajaj is stepping back in the scooter market with the launch of their new scooter, the Urbanite. However, it will be powered by an all-electric drivetrain which will place it alongside products from Ather and Okinawa.
Stay tuned to this webspace to catch the live updates of the India launch of the Bajaj Urbanite, now formally launched as the new Bajaj Chetak all-electric scooter.
The new all-electric Bajaj Chetak.
Bajaj is also flagging off ' Bajaj Chetak Yatra' from Delhi to Pune and the new electric scooter will cover most cities in the wester India.
Bajaj has finally unveiled the highly anticipated electric scooter Chetak (Formerly anticipated as the Bajaj Urbanite).
Formerly nicknamed the 'Bajaj Urbanite' now will be called the Bajaj Chetak.
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The EV production facility at Chakan on the outskirts of Pune.
The production of Bajaj's electric vehicle started on September 25, 2019.
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Bajaj Auto exported 40 per cent of their production last year. Two million out of five million vehicles were exportes, two and three-wheelers included.
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Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto addresses the media before the launch
The launch is all set to begin.
We expect the Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter to enjoy sops like the FAME-II subsidy like several other electric two-wheeler manufacturers in the country currently do.
The Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter will be launched in New Delhi, by Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto and is expected to be a historic moment for the brand for several reasons.
We have been seeing test mules of the Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter for a while and now finally, the scooter is ready to go on sale.
Interestingly, Bajaj Auto decided to take the electric scooter route though and for now at least, it appears Bajaj will not be working on an internal combustion engine powered scooter.
That said, the Bajaj Chetak remains to be one of the biggest identities for the Pune-based manufacturer, as it pretty much gave mobility to hundreds of thousands of middle-class families in India in the 1980s and 1990s.
Bajaj Auto took a long break from making scooters, several years ago, to focus all its attention on motorcycles. And the manufacturer has been riding the wave quite well, especially with the Bajaj Pulsar becoming a phenomenal success.