Bajaj Chetak electric scooter was unveiled recently.
Husqvarna is a brand owned by Bajaj, via KTM.
Husqvarna scooter will be ready for launch in 2021.
When unveiling the upcoming Bajaj Chetak electric scooter, Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, had mentioned that all upcoming models will be based on platforms that will support the making of multiple models from a single platform. It seems like this will be the case with the Bajaj Chetak as well, which will give rise to a Husqvarna product that will be a scooter but will cater to a premium, performance-oriented audience.
The Husqvarna scooter will most probably be offered with the same motor as the Chetak, a 4kW one driving the rear wheel, but will offer a larger capacity battery pack to offer better performance and/or range to justify the premium that it will undoubtedly command. It will follow more European styling, with large wheels and smaller storage and footboard space – something like the Aprilia scooters in India, but taken a step further.
The electric scooter will not give rise to a KTM branded product, and the manufacturer intends it to remain a Husqvarna-branded one for the moment, as this brand is supposed to cater to niche audiences. As such, it will be feature loaded, with a wholly digital instrument cluster, a mobile phone app, sat-nav, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Bajaj is the first large manufacturer to get into the electric scooter segment, and it has revived the much-loved ‘Chetak’ brand to bring itself back into the scooter business. Among its features are a range of 85-95km on a full charge, and the ability to charge fully in 5 hours, with 80 percent charge attainable in 3.5 hours. The Chetak is scheduled for launch in January 2020, while the Husqvarna electric scooter will most probably debut in 2021.
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