Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter: Variants Explained

  • Jun 7, 2024
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An in-depth explanation of the differences between the three Bajaj Chetak variants: 2901, Urbane and Premium

Bajaj Auto has just launched a new Chetak 2901 variant, which is the most affordable one in the lineup. This now makes the Urbane variant the mid-spec one in the lineup, while the Premium is still the top-spec variant. But, what are the differences between all the three variants? Let’s first start with the prices:  

Variants

Standard

TecPac

Bajaj Chetak 2901 (new)

Rs 95,998

Rs 98,998

Bajaj Chetak Urbane

Rs 1,23,319

Rs 1,31,319 

Bajaj Chetak Premium

Rs 1,47,243

Rs 1,56,243

(all prices ex-showroom Bengaluru including EMPS 2024, which stands for Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme 2024)

Bajaj Chetak 2901

 

Standard

TecPac

Battery Capacity

2.88kWh

2.88kWh

Claimed ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) Range

123km

123km

Claimed Top Speed

63kmph

63kmph

Charging Time (0-100%)

6 hours

6 hours

Front Suspension 

Single-Sided Link Type

Single-Sided Link Type

Rear Suspension

Monoshock

Monoshock

Front Brake

Drum

Drum

Rear Brake

Drum

Drum

Instrument Console

Colour LCD 

Colour LCD 

Ride Modes

Eco 

Eco & Sports

Hill Hold

Yes

Reverse Mode

Yes

Bluetooth Connectivity

-

Yes

Follow Me Home Lights

-

Yes

The Rs 3,000 premium that the TecPac variant carries for the Chetak 2901 sounds quite reasonable, given that you get features like hill hold, reverse mode and Bluetooth connectivity for it (features that you’ll actually use on a daily basis). So if you think those features will be of use to you, you can make the extra investment. The new Bajaj Chetak 2901 variant gets five colour options: Azure Blue, Ebony Black (MET), Racing Red, Cyber White and Lime Yellow. The Bluetooth connectivity feature is for call and music controls. It rivals the Ampere Nexus EX, Ola S1 X, Ather Rizta S, TVS iQube (2.2kWh) and the Vida V1 Plus. 

Bajaj Chetak Urbane

 

Standard

Tecpac

Battery Capacity

2.9kWh

2.9kWh

Claimed ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) Range

113km

113km

Motor Power Output 

Peak: 4.2kW, Continuous: 4kW

Peak: 4.2kW, Continuous: 4kW

Claimed Top Speed

63kmph

73kmph

Charging Time (0-100%)

4 hours 50 minutes

4 hours 50 minutes

Charger

650W

650W

Front Suspension 

Single-Sided Link Type

Single-Sided Link Type

Rear Suspension

Monoshock

Monoshock

Front Brake

Drum

Drum

Rear Brake

Drum

Drum

Instrument Console

Colour LCD

Colour LCD

Ride Modes

Eco

Eco, Sports

Hill Hold

Yes

Reverse Mode

-

Yes

Bluetooth Connectivity

Yes

Yes

Underseat Storage Space

21 litres

21 litres

Ground Clearance

160mm

160mm

Seat Height

760mm

760mm

Kerb Weight 

134kg

134kg

Front Tyre

90-section with 12-inch wheel

90-section with 12-inch wheel

Rear Tyre

90-section with 12-inch wheel

90-section with 12-inch wheel

Interestingly, the Urbane packs a lesser range than the 2901, despite being the more expensive one. Even its top speed in the standard variant is the same as the 2901. And here, the cost for the TecPac has also gone up to Rs 8,000. That is a bit more substantial, so we’d recommend you putting in that extra money only if the extra features really add that much more value. The Bajaj Chetak Urbane is available in four colour options: Matte Coarse Grey, Cyber White, Brooklyn Black and Indigo Metallic. It is the mid-spec variant in Bajaj Chetak’s lineup and it rivals the likes of the Ampere Nexus ST, Ather 450S, TVS iQube (3.4kWh), Ola S1 Air and the Vida V1 Pro. 

Bajaj Chetak Premium

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Standard

Tecpac

Battery Capacity

3.2kWh

3.2kWh

Claimed ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) Range

126km

126km

Motor Power Output 

Peak: 4.2kW, Continuous: 4kW

Peak: 4.2kW, Continuous: 4kW

Claimed Top Speed

73kmph

73kmph

Charging Time (0-100%)

4 hours 30 minutes

4 hours 30 minutes

Charger

800W

800W

Front Suspension 

Single-Sided Link Type

Single-Sided Link Type

Rear Suspension

Monoshock

Monoshock

Front Brake

Disc

Disc

Rear Brake

Drum

Drum

Instrument Console

TFT

TFT

Ride Modes

Eco

Eco, Sports

Hill Hold

Yes

Reverse Mode

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth Connectivity

Yes

Yes

Underseat Storage Space

21 litres

21 litres

Ground Clearance

160mm

160mm

Seat Height

760mm

760mm

Kerb Weight 

134kg

134kg

Front Tyre

90-section with 12-inch wheel

90-section with 12-inch wheel

Rear Tyre

90-section with 12-inch wheel

90-section with 12-inch wheel

The Premium variant is the only one where you get a TFT console as standard. The top speed as well as the range is higher than the other two and there’s even a disc brake at the front. It is the top-spec variant in the Bajaj Chetak’s lineup. It is available in three colour options: Brooklyn Black, Indigo Blue and Hazelnut. The Bluetooth connectivity feature is for call alerts, music controls and turn-by-turn navigation. Its rivals are the Ather 450X, TVS iQube ST (3.4kWk) and the Ola S1 Pro. So if you want the top-of-the-line kit and are also willing to spend for it, the Premium variant might make sense for you. 

As you can see from the above sections, different variants of Chetak rival the corresponding variants of electric scooters from the likes of Ola Electric, Ather Energy, TVS and others. The introduction of the more affordable 2901 variant has expanded the Chetak portfolio enough to be able to fight against other EV makers on all fronts. Also, the Chetak is one of the highest-selling electric scooters in the market. So, the 2901 will likely further boost the sales figures. Also, the Chetak lineup is up for a refresh in 2025, as Rajiv Bajaj recently confirmed the arrival of a new scooter based on an all-new platform. So things are surely going to get exciting!

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