Bangalore, 15 April 2021: Bajaj Auto, received an overwhelming response to the re-opening of bookings for the Chetak electric scooter, in Bangalore and Pune. The bookings were opened at 0900 hours on the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa i.e. on 13th April 2021 and customers were able to book Chetak online on a first come first serve basis. A large number of confirmed orders were placed by customers requiring the Company to cease acceptance of bookings within 48 hours. The Company will review the supply situation and announce the next round of booking opportunity.
Commenting on the customer response, Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director at Bajaj Auto Ltd., said, “We are absolutely delighted to see the fabulous response to the re-opening of bookings for the Chetak electric scooter in Pune and Bengaluru. Covid-led disruptions last year resulted in an unintended and long waiting period but despite that we have seen very few cancellations of bookings. We thank our customers in Pune and Bengaluru for their patience and now this overwhelming response. We are conscious that customers would like to receive early deliveries of Chetak and start enjoying it as soon as possible, hence we have had to take the difficult decision of closing the bookings in view of continuing supply chain uncertainties. However, it is our endeavor to resolve the supply chain issues at the earliest, re-open bookings as well as roll into more cities within the next quarter.”
Chetak is the only high-speed electric two-wheeler with a Steel Body and flush-fitted panels for a clean & harmonious visual aesthetic. The Chetak boasts of best-in-class features such as an IP67 water-resistant and a beltless Solid Gear Drive. Its three riding modes (including a reverse mode) offer the rider the choice to navigate traffic with ease. LED headlamps with integrated horseshoe shaped DRLs and sequential LED blinkers provide for versatile illumination in all riding conditions.
Chetak is a connected scooter, with a dedicated app that allows owners to receive notifications in the event of unauthorized access or an accident. It is available in two trim options – Urbane and Premium, in six different colours. Chetak has a service interval of 12,000 kilometers or one year (whichever is earlier) and comes with an overall warranty, including the lithium-ion battery, of 3 years or 50,000 kilometers (whichever is earlier).