Bajaj stops taking booking for electric Chetak amid low supplies
Mumbai : Soon after reopening the booking of theor electric scooter Chetak, Bajaj Auto stopped taking bookings for the two-wheeler amid uncertainity in supply chain.
The company had started bookings for the Chetak electric at 900 hours on April 13, which was also the auspicious day of Gudi Padwa, and the customers were given booking on the basis of first come first serve.
The company released an official statement, announcing that they were overwhelmed with the response but have to take the hard decision temporarily.
"A large number of confirmed orders were placed by customers requiring the company to cease acceptance of bookings within 48 hours. The company will review the supply situation and announce the next round of booking opportunity," Bajaj Auto said.
During the start of lockdown in India last year, people had to go through long waiting periods and Bajaj Auto had managed very few cancellations despite supply issues.
"We are absolutely delighted to see the fabulous response to the re-opening of bookings for the Chetak electric scooter in Pune and Bengaluru. We thank our customers in these two cities for their patience and now this overwhelming response," Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director of Bajaj Auto Ltd, said.
"We are conscious that customers would like to receive early deliveries of Chetak and start enjoying it as soon as possible. Therefore, we have had to take the difficult decision of closing the bookings in view of continuing supply chain uncertainties," he said.
He ensured that reopening of bookings will start soon as the supply chain issue is resolved.