- The document reveals that the new Chetak e-scooter will have the same battery and motor as the current version
- It is expected to cost Rs 1.51 lakhs (ex-showroom) when it breaks cover
- Bajaj’s new Chetak e-scooter will face stiff competition from the likes of Ola Electric and Ather Energy
While the list of Indian-made electric scooters is ever-growing, seasoned manufacturers like Bajaj also have a presence in the segment. The company’s Chetak e-scooter can run for up to 90 km on a full charge courtesy of the onboard 2.884 kWh battery pack. A new leak is now confirming the existence of another Chetak e-scooter variant bearing a higher range than the existing model.
A leaked RTO document showing the new Bajaj Chetak e-scooter has just been obtained by the folks at ZigWheels, confirming the arrival of a new variant. Strangely, the vehicle appears to be carrying the same 2.884 kWh as its predecessor, while the range would seemingly go up to 108 km per full charge.
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As ZigWheels notes, there are no changes in the electric motor configuration either, meaning Bajaj will continue to use the same motor and battery combination while somehow managing to eke out more range from the e-scooter.
It’s possible that Bajaj has made under-the-hood adjustments to prolong the range of the scooter while maintaining the same hardware. This also opens up the possibility of the new model replacing the existing Chetak e-scooter to avoid customer confusion. Some modifications to the Battery Management System or BMS could also be in place with the new offering.
All-new Bajaj Chetak 2423 e-scooter features and expected price
As per the current information, the new Chetak 2423 will retain other elements from the predecessor, such as the design. This means a return of the familiar components, including the LCD instrument cluster.
Bajaj’s latest e-scooter is expected to cost Rs 1.51 lakhs (ex-showroom) when available. Given the steep price tag, we’re hoping there are some feature surprises in store.
With plenty of options currently available in the Indian e-scooter space, the Chetak 2423 will have to do more than just bank on its iconic brand name to succeed in the segment. Companies like Ola Electric, Hero MotoCorp, and of course, Ather Energy have already established themselves in the segment, so it will be a tough challenge for Bajaj.