Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter 1st unit rolls out of new plant
On the occasion of the 84th birth anniversary of late Shri Rahul Bajaj, Chetak Technology Ltd inaugurated their newly built manufacturing facility at Akurdi, Maharashtra which is dedicated to manufacturing electric two-wheelers only.
For Bajaj, this new manufacturing facility as a stepping stone towards Chetak’s rich heritage. Because it was at Akurdi, that the iconic Chetak brand was first formulated and took shape, it was from Akurdi, that the Chetak brand went on to redefine the Indian scooter industry for generations to come. This definitely is a homecoming for Chetak. After the fall of an iconic legacy, Chetak brand is reincarnated by Bajaj, in an EV avatar, this time.
Chetak made a comeback in 2019 as an EV after meticulous testing. Bajaj has sold more than 14,000 units of Chetak EV and is yet to fulfill over 16,000 bookings. Chetak’s new plant at Akurdi can manufacture 5,00,000 electric two-wheelers per year.
Bajaj also has plans to launch new Chetak variants in the coming months. They are making a new electric scooter as well under the Husqvarna brand, which will also be produced at this new plant that was inaugurated recently.