More Affordable Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter Spotted Testing

More Affordable Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter Spotted Testing

News by Team Drivio | 27 Sep 2023

The newer version of the Chetak EV might be getting a more cost-effective hub motor. 

  • The Chetak EV that Bajaj was spied testing has the same design as the existing model. 
  • Bajaj will be replacing the current motor setup with a PMS motor. 
  • The Price-cutting might come at the cost of lower performance. 

The new and more affordable Chetak electric scooter that Bajaj has been reportedly working on for a while was recently spotted on test runs. In the video footage of the testing, no noticeable changes were found in the scooter’s design. However, the Pune-based company will likely replace the scooter’s current hub motor with a more affordable motor setup to curtail the costs. 

ScooterPrice (ex-showroom)
2023 Bajaj Chetak EV(Premium Trim)Rs 1.3 lakh
New Bajaj EV (likely Base Chetak Trim)Rs 1.15 lakh (estimated)

In 2023, Bajaj discontinued the base trim of the Chetak EV, which was priced at Rs 1.22 lakh (ex-showroom) earlier. At the same time, the premium trip had its price slashed from Rs 1.52 lakh to Rs 1.3 lakh, becoming one of the most affordable high-quality made-in-India electric scooters. The base trim might potentially be resurrected in the form of the new and more pocket-friendly Chetak EV, which is expected to be priced around at Rs 1.15 lakh. 

Bajaj Chetak EV (2023)Specifications
Battery Capacity2.9 kWh
Motor TypeBLDC
Motor Power4080 W
Max Torque16.2 Nm
Range95 km per charge

The affordable electric scooter currently features a mid-mounted BLDC motor with a set-down gearbox integrated into the swingarm. This will likely be replaced with a PMS motor to make the scooter even cheaper, but it may also cause a drop in performance. For now, we can only wait for the final specs and pricing to be revealed.