Here are some features of the scooter.
- The scooter is equipped with a hub motor mounted on the rear wheel.
- Peak power is rated at 4.4 kW
- It has a top speed of 78 kmph
- TVS claims a range of 75 km on a single charge.
- It accelerates from 0-40 kmph in 4.2 seconds.
- The iQube has a TFT touchscreen display
- Many connected features are available like geo-fencing, remote battery charge status, navigation assist, last park location and incoming call alerts/SMS alerts.
TVS has installed 10 charging stations in Bengaluru and has also installed 7 charging stations in Delhi. The vehicle can be booked through its website and at select dealerships with a booking amount of Rs 5,000.
KN Radhakrishnan, Director and Chief Executive at TVS Motor Company
"TVS iQube Electric is a blend of an advanced electric drivetrain and the next-gen TVS SmartXonnect platform. After its success in Bengaluru, we are thrilled to bring our iQube to Delhi, and are confident to scale great heights. As India moves ahead, its mobility solutions would increasingly be total experience-led, and nowhere is this felt sharper than among the youth of India. Our focus on the 'Green & Connected' youth of India is embodied in the first of the TVS Electric portfolio".
So the much criticized TVS motors, has at last decided to get moving regarding its all electric iQube electric scooter. They have been in limbo for the past year, stuck only in Bengaluru. Delhi is not known to be a two wheeler market compared to South and West India. Pune and Chennai would seem to be better options, if TVS is really keen on promoting the iQube. If TVS does not announce any sort of expansion plans with the next 3-6 months, then we can safely say that this so called "expansion" is purely a PR stunt to gather some media attention or to be in compliance with any sort of future regulations made by the Delhi government. To us, this feels like how multiple car companies like Honda, Toyota, GM all launched compliance cars only in California and nowhere else in the world just to satisfy regulations.
The ball is in TVS's court to prove us wrong. Let's see if they are serious.
Regarding the scooter, the peak power of 4.4 kW is perfect, which can out perform ICE scooters. Also it is interesting to see a touch screen display like the Ather 450X, unlike the Chetak which does not have a touchscreen display. All the connected scooter features are promising.
We hope the iQube does well in Bnegaluru and Delhi and pushes TVS to expand and create more electric variants.