TVS – Indian two wheels manufacturer TVS has launched its new electric iQube in the Indian market. The company has developed the capacity to produce one thousand units of scooter per month and it is expected that 100 units will be sold in a few days. Interested customers can book this new scooter through is official sites from Rs 5000 as well as via 10 dealerships in Bengaluru from 27 January onwards. The company launched it’s at the price of 1.15 lakhs (on-road). The company was working on TVS iQube since 2018. The company launched a prototype of this scooter at Auto Expo 2018 2 years ago. Now the production version of this scooter has been launched.
In India, this scooter will compete with Bajaj Chetak Electric. Bajaj Chetak Electric is available in two variants (Urban and Premium). The urban variant costs Rs 1 lakh and the premium is Rs 1.15 lakh. This electric scooter of Bajaj will be initially available in Pune and Bengaluru.
Venu Srinivasan, chairman of TVS Motor Company, said, “TVS Motor is innovating keeping in mind the likes and dislikes of the customer. Our first electric vehicle has ‘Green and Connected Youth’ in mind.”
TVS iQube specifications
The TVS iQube has a 4.4kW electric motor. According to the company’s claims, the top speed of this electric scooter can be 78 kilometers per hour. Once charged, it can travel up to 75 km. If you look at its acceleration, it catches the speed of 0 to 40 kilometers per hour in just 4.2 seconds. The scooter has two riding modes – economy and power – and comes with regenerative braking. The battery on the iQube is not removable
TVS iQube features
TVS iQube has a fully smart scooter it has easily connect with the smartphone through TVS iQube app and has multiple features such as Geo-fencing, Remote Battery Charge Status, Navigation Assist, Last park location, Incoming call alerts/SMS alerts. The headlight and tail-light on the scooter are LED units. The scooter also has a unique U-shaped LED DRL at the front, along with an ‘electric’ logo near the motor that comes with illumination. The 12-inch wheels look like the same like appearance on the special-edition Jupiter.