Bajaj Chetak: Your Questions Answered

Clearing up all the burning doubts regarding India’s most talked-about e-scooter

We finally had a chance to ride the Bajaj Chetak recently, and a lot of you guys seem to be quite interested in the brand’s first EV. As a result, there are quite a few recurring questions about India’s first e-scooter from a mainstream manufacturer, and we’re here to answer them for you:

Is It Comfortable For Taller Riders?

The Chetak accommodated my 5’8” frame with consummate ease, and I found the riding posture to be quite roomy. The large seat, acceptable floorboard height, and reasonably placed handlebars should mean the Chetak will be comfortable for riders up to 6 feet tall and slightly above as well. But for a comprehensive verdict on this front, stay tuned to ZigWheels for our full road test coming up soon.

Do Buyers Have To Opt For Subscription Plans?

Bajaj has given the Chetak IoT connectivity through an e-SIM placed inside the instrument console. Obviously, this would require some sort of a data plan, but Bajaj hasn’t mentioned anything about subscription plans so far. Perhaps this means that the purchase cost includes data usage as well, at least for an initial period.

Also Watch: Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter First Ride Review

Is A 60kmph Top Speed Enough?

On paper, 60kmph might not sound like a lot, but in the real world, and especially in the city, it’s more than adequate. The Chetak can comfortably keep pace with traffic around it and will also pull off overtaking maneuvers without issue. Moreover, we saw the speedo climb all the way up to 69kmph. We would still recommend restricting the Chetak to city use, though.

Is The Battery Pack Removable?

No, the 3kWh lithium-ion battery pack is not removable. It has to be charged inside the scooter itself, via a 5-amp home socket.

Does It Need To Be Registered?

While it is true that certain electric scooters do not need to be registered at the RTO, this rule applies only to scooters with a top speed of 25kmph. Since the Chetak goes quicker than that, it will need to be registered. That being said, the government did propose an exemption for registration fees of electric two-wheelers in India last year, so buying a Chetak or any other e-scooter could become more affordable soon.

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    rajesh | 4 months ago Delhi launching 0 Reply
    zapper | 4 months ago Chetak guys are not giving proper info about warranty. Website mentions only battery warranty, but what about vehicle warranty or at least the motor? Any info? 0 Reply
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