The Chetak is the traditional name of the horse that Maharana Pratap rode at the Battle of Haldighati in 1576. The battle took place in the Aravalli Mountains of western India. In the battle, Pratap defeated the Mughals and won the throne. The horse was named after the brave Maharana himself. Chetak is still the most famous Indian horse, but it has a less well known history.
Bajaj Auto’s first electric scooter
The launch of the Chetak, Bajaj Auto’ debut electric scooter, is a momentous moment in the history of Indian two-wheeler manufacturing. The e-mobility trend is taking hold across the world, and scooters are a key driver in India’s fledgling EV market. The Chetak offers in two different variants – a compact and a spacious one.
The 2020 Chetak electric scooter was launched to lukewarm reviews, mainly because of its expensive price tag. Several factors have contributed to this, including its high price and lack of features. It can pre-book in Coimbatore, Madurai, Kochi, and Visakhapatnam, among other cities. It is now available in Delhi and Mumbai.
Its distinctive features
One of the quintessential Marwari horses, the Chetak is well known for its beautiful blue coat. Its striking features include a long face, curled ears, and peacock-shaped neck. The horse also known for its blue color, giving it the nickname ‘blue horse’ in some epics. The Chetak horse has been a popular breed throughout India for centuries.
The Chetak looks and feels premium from the start, and its neatly shaped lines give it a stylish appeal. Its body panels have a curve shape and the headlights feature LEDs with horse-shoe shape DRLs. Its taillight positions low and single-sides, and its 12-inch alloy wheels have a split design. Overall, the Chetak is one of the most attractive scooters in its price range.
The Chetak is currently available for sale in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In these states, the on-road price of the Chetak is Rs 1.51 lakh and drops to Rs 1.23 lakh with additional subsidies. The Chetak has higher pricing than the Ather 450X, but it is still a good alternative for those looking for an affordable bike. Here are some things to know about the Chetak price in these cities.
The Bajaj Chetak price has hike by the company for the third time in a year. It is now the most expensive electric scooter in India, costing Rs 1,87,390 in Maharashtra. The price has increasing more than 60 percent in the last three years since it launch in 2020. The Chetak is offered in Pune and Bengaluru, and is eligible for the Fame II subsidy.
The Bajaj Chetak is an electric scooter available in two variants – Urbane and Premium. Both variants offer the same range and performance but are priced differently. The Urbane variant comes with drum brakes while the Premium variant has disc brakes. The e-scooter costs about Rs. 1.15 lakh inclusive of taxes. It is available for booking online from Rs. 2000. The battery of the Chetak will require maintenance every 12000 km. The company will provide a three-year warranty for the lithium-ion battery.
The price of the Bajaj Chetak starts at Rs 1 lakh for the Urbane trim and goes up to Rs 1.15 lakh for the Premium model. Other features include a disc brake and a premium seat. There are also different colour options available for the Chetak, with many of the models coming in metallic colors. The Chetak competes against the TVS iQube and Ather 450X, and the Hero Maestro electric.
The availability of the new Chetak is a hot topic in India, especially in India’s crowded EV market. In an effort to reduce the fear of consumers who take interest in an electric two-wheeler, Bajaj has launch the new model in Delhi and Mumbai. The company has invested Rs. 300 crore in the project, which will be available in these cities in the next four to eight weeks. Until then, you can register on the official website to notify when bookings open.
Since its launch in India in 2020, Bajaj has nearly doubled the Chetak’s availability across different cities. The electric scooter initially available in Pune and Bengaluru, but it is available in 12 cities in 2022. Initially, Bajaj opened bookings for the Chetak in eight cities. Now, the scooter is available in more than 20 cities in 11 states. The wait time for the new electric scooter is typically four to eight weeks.