Bajaj Auto is all set to launch its Urbanite brand for electric vehicles in India today. The event is scheduled to take place in Delhi and will be attended by Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways along with Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog. At the said event, the company is expected to make some big announcements regarding its 'electric' future. However, the company has not clearly said in its invite that it is going to launch the Urbanite brand or reveal its electric scooter. Instead, it has just given us hints with a tagline 'Hamara Kal'. Besides launching the Urbanite brand, Bajaj Auto is also expected to showcase its first-ever electric scooter that might be called Chetak Chic electric. The e-scooter has been spotted testing multiple times in the past and the images give a clear idea of what it could be like. As seen in the spy shots that were leaked earlier, the upcoming all-electric scooter by Bajaj Auto will get a retro design language and from some angles, it will definitely remind you of the Vespas. Up front, the scooter will get an all-LED headlamp with LED DRLs.
In 2017, Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto stated that his company intends to be the Tesla of two-wheelers in India and going by his statement, the Chetak Chic electric might boast of a great build quality along with numerous features under its sleeve. The front end of the electric scooter will get a disc brake and the rear is expected to feature a disc brake as well. However, the availability of CBS (Combined Braking System) or an ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) cannot be confirmed at the moment. Bajaj's Urbanite brand will be responsible for selling electric vehicles and hence, you can expect more EVs by the brand in the coming months.
As an IC engined version of the scooter has also been snapped testing, we can expect Bajaj to launch the same in some time to make its re-entry in the highly popular scooter segment. The upcoming electric scooter by Bajaj will go up against the likes of Ather 450 and Okinawa Praise. More details on the upcoming Bajaj Chetak Chic electric to reveal today, stay tuned with us for all the instant updates as we have a LIVE blog on the same to keep you updated.
Spy image source: Powerdrift