New Bajaj Chetak EV expected to launch in 2022, could be more affordable

Bajaj Chetak EV 2022 price in India could be more affordable as the company is planning to manufacture the electric scooter with more localised components.

Highlights
  • Bajaj Auto is working on launching 2022 Bajaj Chetak EV.
  • Bajaj is reportedly in the process of localising components to reduce dependence on imported parts.
  • Bajaj Chetak 2022 will deliver a peak output of 4.2kW and continuous output of 4.0kW.

Bajaj Chetak EV that launched in 2020 comes with a stylish design, playful colour option, keyless start, and metal body. With the success of this EV, Bajaj Auto is now gearing up to launch an upgrade, Bajaj Chetak 2022. Recently, Bajaj Auto announced a new EV production unit in India, which can manufacture 5 lakh EVs per year at full capacity. The new Bajaj Chetak EV will be built with localised components to reduce dependence on imported parts, thanks to its brand-new electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Akurdi, Pune.

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2022 Bajaj Chetak EV could be more affordable

Soon after Bajaj Chetak EV’s launch, there was a shortage of semiconductor chips in the auto industry because of the pandemic. With the Chetak 2022, Bajaj Auto aims to completely manufacture the EV in India, RushLane reports. The new Bajaj Chetak could deliver a peak output of 4.2kW and continuous output of 4.0kW, compared to the peak power of 4.08kW and continuous output of 3.8kW of current Chetak. 

The new Chetak could launch with an affordable price tag compared to the current Chetak, as the EV will be fabricated with local components, which helps to reduce the manufacturing cost. The affordable price tag will surely benefit the sale number of the EV, giving its competitors tough competition.

The current Chetak EV retails at Rs 1.48 lakhs, which is slightly higher when compared to its competition like Ola S1 and TUV iQube with around Rs 1 lakh price tag. Although multiple EVs are cheaper and claim to be a better performer than the current Chetak. The new Chetak 2022 surely has an opportunity to dominate the EV scooter market with an affordable price tag.