As the automobile industry going towards a cleaner energy source many brands are launching their best EVs in the global markets. Not just four-wheelers, but two-wheelers also are shifting from Internal combustion engines to the electric motor. That being said the range of two-wheelers is already launched in India, which includes many big names of topmost two-wheeler brands in the Indian market like TVS, Hero, Bajaj. Recently, the Bengaluru-based Start-up known as Ather Energy also launched its electric two-wheeler, although it just arrives in some cities across India. Here, we are doing a detailed comparison between the Two-electric Scooter, Bajaj Chetak EV vs Ather450X, price, motor, design, color: –

Ather450X vs Bajaj Chetak EV
  • Design

The Ather450X design features a futuristic look with a sleek body design. The main headlamp cluster placed ahead at front integrated with LED DRLs, smartly designed side steps, black alloy wheels, and stylish-looking grab rails. The Ather 450X is available in three different, colors namely Space grey, Mint Green, and White. The black alloys are standard for all the paint schemes.

Ather450X vs Bajaj Chetak EV
Ather450X vs Bajaj Chetak

On the other hand, Bajaj Chetak continues its old design elements with few updates, which looks decent. The Curvy body style with multi Spoke alloy wheels gives it a sporty retro look. The Chetak EV comes with 6 color options, Citrus Rush, Cyber white, Brooklyn black, silver, red and blue.

  • Electric Motor and battery pack

The Ather450X electric motor develops a maximum power of 6 KW and 26 Nm of peak torque. The EV can go from 0 to 44 Kmph in just 3.3 seconds. The Certified riding range for Ather 450X is 116 km, but the real-world range is around 85 Km on Eco mode and 70 km in ride mode, and 60 Km in Sports mode.

On the other hand, Bajaj Chetak electric motor generates the maximum power of 4.1 KW and comes paired with a lithium-ion battery pack. The EV can deliver a maximum riding range of 95 Km in Eco mode, and 85 Km in Sports mode, although the real-world range is lesser.

Ather450X dot charger
Ather Dot charger
  • Features

Ather450X comes equipped with an IP65 rated 7-inch Android LCD display touchscreen that supports smartphone connectivity integrated with Bluetooth technology, which shows incoming calls, nearest charging station, and navigation. It features also boasts reverse assist, side sand sensors, front and rear disc brakes, four riding modes, and 22 Litre under-seat storage.

On the Bajaj Chetak EV, it gets full LED lighting including headlamps and tail lamps, a digital instrument cluster, a feather touch switchgear, a Disc brake at the front wheel, and a drum brake at the rear wheel with CBS.

 Bajaj Chetak front view
Ather450X vs Bajaj Chetak
  • Charging time

Ather 450X has a compatibility charge range of 1.45 km per minute the 2.9 kWh battery pack can be charged from 0 to 80 percent in 3 hours 35 minutes with Ather Dot.

Baja Chetak EV claims that it can charge up to 25 percent with a 15-amp socket charger point in an hour. While the 3.5 hours of charging time will give 0 to 80 percent and can be fully charged in five hours.

  • Price and availability

The Ather EV comes with two variants Ather 450 and Ather 450X. The former priced at Rs 1.39 lakhs and the latte priced at Rs 1.59 lakhs (ex-showroom, Bengaluru). These prices include FAME II incentives, Ather Dot’s charger, and performance upgrades. Ather Energy has confirmed that the EV is available in 11 cities across India, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, and Kochi.   

Ather display
Ather450X digital touchscreen display

On the other Bajaj Chetak also offers two variants urbane and premium, the former priced at Rs 1,42,620 lakhs and the latter priced at Rs 1,44,000 lakhs. These prices don’t include FAME II incentives, and if taken into consideration in the future the price could go down up to Rs 25,000. The Bajaj Chetak EV only available in two cities Bengaluru and Pune so far, and the manufacturer launching their EV in more cities in the coming months.  

  • Verdict

While Ather energy spreading its network across the country, and lead the two-wheeler EV market, Bajaj playing it safer with Chetak EV as the trend is in its early stages. Although, Bajaj designs Chetak EV almost the same as its internal combustion engine scooter. On the other hand, Ather designs it to looks more futuristic and loaded with more advanced features compared with Chetak, but is priced too high for the early stages. Chetak EV undercuts Ather 450X with a huge margin of Rs 40,000.   

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