Bajaj Auto revealed its plan to launch a new electric two-wheeler every year for the next 3-5 years. The new EV models will be introduced under the Chetak sub-brand and come with different powertrain configurations across different price range. In fact, the company has trademarked multiple nameplates for its upcoming ICE and EV models. According to a fresh media report, the home-grown two-wheeler maker might use the Bajaj Blade nameplate for its new Ather 450X rival.
The report further states that the new Bajaj electric scooter might target younger buyers. Some of its design elements and components could be sourced from the Husqvarna Vektorr e-scooter. Just so you know, the Vektorr electric scooter was caught testing near Pune earlier this year. The test mule carries a flat front with features such as hub-mounted motor, split seat and a digital instrument cluster.
The new Bajaj Blade EV might feature a twin headlamp setup and hefty panels as we have on the Blade 125cc scooter. The latter made its debut at the Auto Expo back in 2006. The automaker might equip the new electric scooter with lots of advanced foodies including a modern display with smartphone connectivity.
As of now, there is no official word on the upcoming Bajaj Blade EV. Though, the model is likely to come with a larger battery pack and a more powerful electric motor than the Chetak.
One must note that Bajaj Auto hasn’t yet received the ‘Blade’ trademark approval. Therefore, it will take time to get into production and hit roads. If report is to be believed, Bajaj’s new Ather 450X rival might arrive towards the end of 2023 or in 2024.
While the Bajaj Blade electric scooter will sit above the e-Chetak, the company will also bring in a more affordable alternative of Chetak. The upcoming model could be named Bajaj Fluir or Fluor. More details on the new Bajaj electric scooters are likely to be revealed in near future. Stay tuned to IndiaCarNews.