Major Points To Consider While buying a Electric Vehicle / Bike

The price of petrol is increasing at an alarming rate. Hence, investing in an electric scooter seems like a good idea. However, there are certain factors to consider while buying an electric scooter. This post in the following sections will shed light on some of those factors.

Here goes –



The primary concern for an E-scooter buyer is the price. It is no news that EVs cost more than ICE scooters. The reason is simple – EV technology is still in its nascent stage.

Hence, OEMs like Bajaj Auto need to keep the sticker price of their electric scooter (Bajaj Chetak Electric) fairly high. The high price allows EV OEMs to refine their R&D department which will lead to better products in the future.

Furthermore, one should also remember that a high sticker price will be paired with low running, maintenance and ownership costs. Hence, it is a win-win.

To put things into perspective, Bajaj Auto offers the Chetak Electric in two trims. The base trim is available at Rs. 1, 65,551*. The top trim is available at Rs. 1, 65,551*. It is best to note that both prices are according to the official Bajaj Chetak Electric scooter price list.

The Overall Reputation and Age of the OEM


Compared to its rivals, opting for Bajaj Chetak Electric seems like a better option as the OEM has been in the market for a while. It has an amazing after-sales service network and it is known for quality-assured products.

Furthermore, unlike other electric scooters, the Chetak electric comes with all-metal body panels and a tubular steel chassis. The overall ride quality, performance and handling of the scooter are impressive. The looks, as well as design language, are a fusion of retro and contemporary elements.



The next point in an ideal electric scooter buying guide is the overall range offered by the electric scooter.

Unlike electric cars, an electric scooter will be mostly used by riders for short highway trims and regular city commutes. Hence, it is best to choose an electric scooter that can run for 80 – 100 KM/charge.

To put things into perspective, the Chetak Electric from Bajaj Auto is capable of running for 95 kilometers in economy mode. In sport mode, the scooter can run for 85 kilometers per charge.

To learn more, one should consult with the experts at a Bajaj-authorized dealership. One must remember to ask questions like –

  • Is the claimed range of the scooter based on ideal test conditions or real-world test conditions?
  • Is the Battery Management System capable of keeping the battery pack cool during the summer season?
  • Is the scooter capable of delivering claimed performance figures under load from luggage and a pillion rider?



One should buy an electric scooter with advanced convenience and active/passive safety features.

For instance, the Bajaj Chetak Electric is packed with a myriad of convenience and safety features. Some of them are as follows –

  • The scooter comes with a built-in charger. The charging adaptor is tucked beneath the seat of the scooter. The charging cable is concealed in the front storage compartment. One can charge the scooter by plugging its charging cable into any standard 5-ampere power outlet.
  • The scooter comes with front disc brakes. The rear wheel is paired with a drum braking system.
  • All switches on Chetak Electric are backlit.
  • The Chetak Electric comes with a round digital LCD instrument cluster. It is paired with a monochrome UI. The fonts used and the overall animation used on the cluster is alluring.
  • The headlight is an all-LED unit with integrated LED DRLs.
  • The tail lamp units and the turn indicators are LED units as well. The turn indicators are sequential in nature when engaged.
  • The front storage compartment and the seat of the scooter are paired with a soft open/close feature.
  • The scooter comes with reverse mode.
  • The scooter can be located in a crowded parking space by pressing a key in the key fob that comes with it. When one presses the key, the horn and turn indicators of the scooter will be engaged. This will allow the rider to locate their scooter easily if or when they forget its location.
  • The scooter comes with smartphone connectivity. One can use this feature via a dedicated app. One can view ride-related information such as riding habits. One can also use the GPS navigation feature using this app.
  • Bajaj Auto also offers both trims of the Chetak with its patented Combined Braking System for additional on-road safety.

For more details, it is best that one consults with the spokesperson of a Bajaj-authorized dealership in their vicinity.

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