2023 Bajaj Chetak launched at Rs 1.52 lakh with cosmetic and feature upgrades

Bajaj Auto has launched the 2023 Chetak electric scooter in the country with many functional and cosmetic enhancements, and more range. Not only does the 2023 Bajaj Chetak benefit from visual changes, but the company says it also has a leaner supply chain to boost production.The new Bajaj Chetak retails for ¥152k and will be sold alongside the existing version now priced at ¥122k (all prices ex-showroom, Bangalore).

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March 2, 2023 at 12:26 am

2023 Bajaj Chetak gets new color options, details, and 20% more range

The 2023 Bajaj Chetak has no design changes but minor styling revisions. The electric scooter is now available in three new colors – Matte Coarse Gray, Matte Caribbean Blue, and Satin Black. The 2023 version also features a larger full-color LCD digital console that is clearer than the current version. It’s still a circular unit though. The electric scooter also features premium two-tone seats, body-tone mirrors, satin black armrests and matching rear seat footrest castings. In addition, the headlight housings, indicators and central trim elements are now finished in Anthracite, giving the model a new look.

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Bajaj has also updated the 2023 Chetak to provide more range. Electric scooters now promise a range of 108km (ARAI certified) on a single charge instead of 90km (IDC according to AIS 040). However, the company says the true range on a single charge is now 90 kilometers. The battery capacity remains the same at 2.88 kWh. Power comes from the same 4.2 kW (5.3 bhp) PMS electric motor that produces 20 Nm of peak torque.

2023 Bajaj Chetak with new full color LCD console, clearer than before

2023 Bajaj Chetak with new full color LCD console, clearer than before

Commenting on the refreshed Chetak, Bajaj Auto Executive Director Rakesh Sharma said, “Based on the robust work we have done in the EV supply chain, we have embarked on an expansion phase with certainty and firmness. The new premium 2023 edition will further enhance the The Chetak’s premium and reliable image. New colors, an eye-catching new display console and other neat features cement the Chetak’s position as the most popular electric scooter. The rapid progress of various supply chain initiatives and the prospect of safety make We were able to expand our network, ensure its availability, and strengthen our product portfolio to cover different market segments and price points. This positions us well to capitalize on the opportunities presented by electric vehicles.”

On the production side, Bajaj Auto said it has restructured its supply chain model through several development projects with key suppliers. This will help the company secure production of more than 10,000 e-scooters per month while reducing the overall cost of the vehicle.

The 2023 Bajaj Chetak continues to feature an all-metal body and will come with an on-board charger that can fully charge the battery in about four hours. Electric scooters do not have fast charging options. Reservations for the 2023 Chetak open now, while deliveries will begin in April. The company is retailing electric scooters in 60 cities and plans to expand its business to more than 100 stores in 85 cities by the end of March this year. So far, this includes about 40 Chetak Experience Centers, which also includes service centers.

First published date: March 2, 2023 at 12:26pm CST


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