KTM’s distribution is strong in Europe and hence it will take care of Chetak’s retails there, like how Bajaj does for KTM’s products in India…
Bajaj’s ambitious electric vehicle project was recently launched under the popular Chetak brand. After continuously declining to venture into the scooter space, Bajaj eventually is making one, however, it still stays clear of the mainstream scooter market.
Bajaj Chetak is a swashbuckling design which takes inspiration from Italian-styled scooters. It was launched in January 2020 under two variants. Prices start from Rs 1 Lakh onwards and it was the first all-electric two-wheeler from a mainstream manufacturer. Few weeks back, it was joined by TVS iQube.
In a latest update, an online portal claims that Bajaj will export its Chetak to KTM to be sold in Europe. Chances are that it will continue to be marketed under Bajaj’s brand name.
In India, Chetak is sold only in two cities – Pune and Bangalore. Bajaj started factory dispatches of its Chetak in January and till February 2020, it had sold 121 units of its e-scoot.
Chetak is powered by a 3 KWH battery which produces 4.08 KW of max power. It gets fully charged in 5 hours and has a range of 95 kms per charge in ECO mode.
On the other hand, KTM has also started production of its Husqvarna models at Bajaj’s Pune plant. The Svartpilen and Vitpilen 250 debuted in India and they will also be exported to other countries.
Source – Moneycontrol