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Bajaj Chetak makes a comeback in electric avatar, to be available from January

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By PTI Updated: Oct 16, 2019 8:56 pm
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto Rajiv Bajaj, and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant unveil the all-new Bajaj Chetak Electric Vehicle, in New Delhi on Wednesday.

New Delhi, Oct.16 (PTI): Two-wheeler major Bajaj on Wednesday announced the comeback of its iconic scooter brand Chetak in an electric avatar.
The company plans to start selling electric scooters (e-scooter) under the Chetak brand January onwards from Pune and then move to Bengaluru; and after gauging the response, expand operations to other locations.

The e-scooter would be rolled out from the company’s Chakan plant and would be retailed from the company’s Pro-Biking dealerships.

The company also plans to export the model to various relevant markets in Europe from next year itself.
The e-scooter was unveiled by Transport minister Nitin Gadkari in presence of Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj.

Commenting on the company’s foray into the electric segment, Bajaj said it wanted to be the first mover in the segment as an established player in the two-wheeler industry.

“With this attitude, we have decided to move into electric vehicles,” he added.
Bajaj said that the launch of the e-scooter doesn’t mean that the company is making a comeback into the traditional scooter segment.

The company did not disclose the price of the new scooter, but said it would not be more than INR 1.5 lakh.
The scooter comes with range of 85 km on sports mode and 95 km on eco mode on a single charge of around 5 hours.

Kant said the future of the sector would be in ride-sharing, connected and autonomous mobility and electric vehicles.

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By PTI Updated: Oct 16, 2019 8:56:19 pm
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