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More affordable Bajaj Chetak e-scooter with hub motor spied

The low-cost Chetak will feature a hub motor setup, unlike the existing model which has a mid-mounted motor

Bajaj has been working on a more affordable version of the Chetak e-scooter. Now, a pre-production test mule has been spotted testing on public roads.

The low-cost Chetak will feature a hub motor setup, unlike the existing model which has a mid-mounted motor with a set-down gearbox integrated into the swingarm. The former is a more cost-effective solution, which has been adopted by other brands as well.

Apart from the new powertrain, the upcoming version looks similar to the current Chetak. It has the same retro design, with a circular LED headlamp, a round instrument console and a flat seat. Rumours suggest Bajaj could use fibre body panels instead of metal.

The new low-cost variant of the Chetak is likely to be offered with the same 2.9 kWh battery offering a range of 108 km on a single charge. The hub motor is rated at 5.36 BHP, enabling the e-scooter to reach a top speed of 60 km/h.

Source: Auto Helper

 
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