Bajaj Chetak electric scooter: Owner explains why he bought it over the Ola S1 Pro

Electric vehicles are gaining popularity in India. There are several existing and new vehicle manufacturers entering this segment. Rising fuel prices and low running cost of electric vehicles have helped in popularising electric vehicles. In electric two-wheeler segment, manufacturers like Bajaj, TVS, Ather, Ola, Okinawa are popular brands. Bajaj brought back their iconic scooter Chetak in electric form. It received an overwhelming response from buyers. The car deliveries for the scooter have started and here we have a video where an owner shares his experience with the scooter so far.

The video has been uploaded by Diwakar Rajan Online on YouTube. In this video, vlogger talks to an owner of a Bajaj Chetak electric scooter to know about the positives and negatives. The new Bajaj Chetak is his second electric scooter. The first one he bought was a Hero electric scooter.

He met with an accident on that scooter and was not satisfied with the build quality. It was only then, he started looking for a well built electric scooter. He had booked Ola S1 Pro when the bookings had opened up but, he cancelled the same due to same reason. he finalised Bajaj Chetak because, most of the body panels on this scooter was metal which gave him confidence.

Another reason why he went ahead with Chetak was because of the seat. Bajaj was offering a well cushioned, long and wide seat which the rider was satisfied with. He checked several other scooters but, he was not satisfied with the seats. The Hero scooter which he owned before felt low on power, so power was also a factor. Ola S1 Pro was something he considered but, due to long waiting period, he dropped the plan.

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter: Owner explains why he bought it over the Ola S1 Pro

The owner then starts talking about some of the features that the scooter offers. The battery pack in this scooter powers the 3.8 kWh electric motor. The battery is placed under the floor and is IP67 dust and water-resistant rated. The owner shows the fully digital instrument cluster, switches, LED DRLs and headlamps, all LED tail lamp and turn indicators.

The scooter comes with two riding modes. There is Eco and Sport. In Eco mode, the scooter has an ARAI certified range of 90 kms. The top speed on this scooter is limited to 70 kmph. The owner canbe heard saying in the video that he has driven the scooter for 100 kms in a single charge in city riding conditions. The scooter takes around 5 hours to fully charge and it does not support fast charging.

The scooter gets disc brakes at front and drum for the rear. The scooter comes with Combined Braking System for added safety. Chetak is offering a 3 years of 50,000 kms on the scooter. It also gets 3 free service from Bajaj for the first year. Bajaj claims that the battery pack on the Chetak can last upto 70,000 kms and warranty is available for that as well. Overall, the owner was very happy with the scooter and as of now he was no major issues with service or the product.