Bajaj Auto aims to increase Chetak production to 10,000 units per month by June

Bajaj Auto Ltd, the Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, is aiming to increase the production of its electric scooter Chetak to around 10,000 units per month by June, according to a senior company official.

The company has been able to overcome supply chain constraints and is gradually expanding the sales network of the brand. At present, the company has reached a production level of 5,000 units per month, and it plans to touch 7,000 units by next month.

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The official stated that the company plans to have around 150 exclusive outlets for the Chetak electric scooter by September, keeping in mind the uncertainty over the extension of FAME II scheme for promotion of electric vehicles beyond this fiscal. Bajaj Auto is taking a calibrated expansion approach, and will assess the demand after reaching the 7,000 unit production level to plan the future production roadmap.

“We are trying to get to 10,000 (units) by June. It is a supply chain issue,” Bajaj Auto Executive Director Rakesh Sharma said here on the sidelines of opening of an exclusive Chetak showroom.