Yesterday, the Chetak Electric Yatra – a 3,000km-long journey that began when the electric scooter was unveiled in Delhi last month – concluded in Pune. Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto, attended the event and we received some more details about the two-wheeler manufacturer's new electric scooter; namely, the maintenance and warranty periods of the Chetak and its battery.
While we await the exact battery specifications, we were told that it has been designed to last 70,000km. The scooter, meanwhile, will come with a three-year/50,000km warranty.
Speaking of the maintenance of the e-scooter, the company-recommended service interval is every 15,000km – which is much further apart than what we see in its petrol-powered counterparts. This is because electric scooters have much fewer moving parts in the drivetrain and wear and tear of consumables like its brake pads will be of greater concern.
We were also privy to some more information on the Chetak and what lies in store. Firstly, it was announced that the price of the Chetak will be announced in January when the company begins to accept bookings for the new e-scooter. We were also informed that KTM/Husqvarna are working with Bajaj to develop a high-performance electric scooter and we could see the Chetak being used as the base platform for this model.