TVS Motor Company has forayed from the electric vehicle segment, and it has established its first-ever electrical offering together with the iQube electric scooter. The newest TVS iQube electric scooter is priced at Rs. 1.15 lakh (on-road, Bangalore) and will probably be sold in its own home market of Bangalore before TVS decides to introduce the model in different cities. The iQube is powered with the organization’s hallmark electric drive train and next-gen TVS SmartXonnect platform.
Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS Motor
Company, stated, “TVS Motor is pushed by Customer-Centric Innovation. As
India moves forward, its mobility options would be complete experience-led,
nowhere is this felt sharper than one of the youths of India. TVS iQube
Electric is a combination of an innovative electric drive train as well as the
next-gen TVS SmartXonnect platform.”
TVS is kicking things off with ten
dealerships and outside charging points in Karnataka. The brand is considering
promoting 100 units of its iQube in the forthcoming days. The TVS iQube comes
fitted with a 4.4 kW electric engine, which is maintained effectively at
returning 75 km riding scope on a single charge with the assistance of a
Features and specifications
The top speed stands at 78 kmph. Key
attributes include riding manners (Power and Economy), park assistance (reverse
gear), Day and Night-time screen, and smart phone integration using
SmartXonnect. The riders can get the location of this scooter in real-time and in
history while the present and preceding ride particulars are also available in
the touch screen.
The iQube Electric may be reserved in
select dealerships or via the web site at a payment of Rs. 5,000. TVS asserts
the green scooter can go from zero to 40 kmph in 4.2 seconds and it also comes
with regenerative braking technologies, over-speed alert, incoming call/SMS
alert, navigation aid, range index, geo-fencing for security and a house
Using TVS iQube program, Smart Home
charging unit will also be offered. The iQube Electric has a clean layout with
LED Daytime Running Light strip, LED headlamp, LED tail lamps and illuminated
emblem being the primary attractions. It rides on black metal wheels along with
the black finish on the front apron and windshield leaves a dual-tone
Horizontal turn indicates flank the LED
headlamp using all the IQ badge sitting beneath in blue color and it may also
be observed at the back. The side panels make iQube electrical written on it
and also the chair includes contrast crimson stitches. The two-tone
single-piece catch rail, flat LED tail lamp resulting in turn signs, black
completed switchgear, an all-digital instrument console, and body-colored
mirrors are additional layout highlights.
iQube Electric vs Bajaj Chetak
The Chetak comes with a 4 kW electric
engine whereas the iQube has a 4.4 kWh of power. Chetak is rated at 5.1PS and
16Nm of torque. But, TVS hasn’t yet revealed the energy figure of the iQube. It
maintains a peak torque output of 140Nm and also has a high speed of 78kmph.
The iQube can accelerate from a standstill
to 40kmph in 4.2 seconds. Bajaj hasn’t disclosed the acceleration amounts of
The Bajaj Chetak includes a claimed range
of 95kms while the TV iQube can do 75kms at a full charge.
Both the scooters receive a disk brake
setup in front along with a drum brake setup from the back. The iQube utilizes
telescopic frocks for suspension while the Chetak utilizes the tracking connection.
The two scooters come with all-LED headlamps. A noticeable characteristic of
the Chetak is that Bajaj has done away with toggle switches and have also employed
feather touch switches.
TVS and Bajaj both provide a
three-year-warranty on their various battery packs.
Both scooters are smart connected and can sync
into the consumer’s smartphone. Features like geo-tagging and geo-fencing are
available on both scooters. The connected attributes also offer telemetry, ride
stats battery status etc.
The Chetak can be obtained in two
variations – Urbane and Premium. The Urbane sells at Rs 1 lakh ex-showroom and the
Premium includes a price tag of Rs 1.15 lakh ex-showroom. Presently, Bajaj
sells the Chetak in Bengaluru and Pune.
The TVS iQube is supplied at Rs 1.15 lakh
on-road price but it is available initially only at Bengaluru.