TVS first electric scooter TVS iQube complete updates

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TVS iQube, the first eScooter from TVS in India

TVS iQube
TVS unveiled the first electric scooter “TVS iQube (Image Source: Social Media)

The TVS electric scooter: On 25th January, TVS Motors unveiled its first electric scooter in India. Initially, it will be available in Banglore city through few selected TVS dealers.

Some silent features of TVS iQube

  • Max speed of 78 kmph
  • 0 to 40 kmph in 4.2 seconds
  • Q-park assist
  • Regenerative Braking
  • Geo-fencing
  • Naviagtion Assist
  • Remote charge status
  • Smart ride statistics
  • Range Indication
  • Battery charge status
  • Over-speed alert

Image gallery of the TVS iQube

Electric scooter market in India

Two-wheeler electric market is growing rapidly in India. Big start-up like Ather Energy to some well known brand like Okinawa, Hero Electric and Ampere managed to sell a good number of electric scooters in the country.

Still, people were waiting for the electric scooter from the brand like Honda, Bajaj and TVS. Now, except Honda, the other two brought their electric scooter in the market. The customer response of the Bajaj Chetak Electric is really good and bookings are ongoing. Honda is still understanding the Indian electric 2-wheeler market and waiting for the right time to add in its portfolio. But, TVS took the second mainstream player here after the Bajaj to unveil the electric scooter in India on 25th January 2020.

TVS electric scooter iQUBE

TVS motor unveiled its first electric scooter iQube at the price of Rs. 1.15 lakh ex showroom Banglore. At this price point you get a futuristic looking eScooter which has the top speed of 78 kmph and battery range up to 75 km.

During unveil, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Mr. Nitin Gadkari was also present. The Chairman Venu Srinivasan something said about the production plan of the iQube. Initially, TVS will make 1,000 units of iCube electric scooters per month and primary focus will be to expand the business in Banglore.

For the charging infrastructure, TVS has done the partnership with the energy provider company BESCOM. So, BESCOM will set up the charging across the city. Initially, the customer will have the facility to charge the iQube at selected 10 dealerships in Bangalore.

TVS iQube design and features

TVS iQube design and features
TVS iQube Design & Features (Image Credit: TVS Motor)

The TVS has designed it such a way that it grabs everyone’s attention at first sight only. Slick and wide head lights just join both the side indicators while the ‘U-shaped’ LED daytime running light makes front view more attractive. Build quality, fit and finish look very good. Tail light has also designed uniquely.

The i-Qube also gives you the under seat storage space which can fit an open face helmet. Probably the full face helmet will not fit into that. Along with these all, there is a USB charging socket in the under seat space, which makes easy to charge the cell phone.

TVS iQube is a fully connected electric scooter which get synchronized with the mobile through the TVS iQube mobile application. It comes with the pre-installed SIM card which enables all the connected features and display it on fully digital screen on the scooter. The connected features provides-

  • Navigation Assist
  • Remote Charge Status
  • Geofencing
  • Incoming Call Alerts
  • Smart Statistics

TVS electric scooter iQube specifications

  • Peak Torque: 140 Nm
  • Suspension: Front- Telescopic, Rear- Hydraulic twin tube shock absorber
  • Tyre Size: 90/90-12, Tubeless (Front & Rear both)
  • Brake: Front: 220 mm Disc, Rear– 130 mm Drum
  • Gradeability: 10 degree
  • Ground clearance: 150 mm
  • Water and Dust resistance: IP67

TVS iQube battery, charging time and eMotor

Motor 4.4 kW
Top-speed78 km/h
0 to 100 km/h 4.2 seconds
Range75 km/charge
Charging time5 hours

The battery is protected by an aluminum casing to rule out physical damage. Battery life is about 50000 kms. If your regular driving is about 25 to 30 km then you will easily can live with the same battery for next more than 4 years. Further, it’s believed that the replacement cost will not be much as Li-ion battery price per kWh is falling down year by year. In case you keep your iQube on standby for many days, then battery charge will drop at the average rate of 5% in 10 days.

iQube service and maintenance

The first service of iQube is after 6 months from the date of purchase or 4000 km of riding, whichever is earlier. Second service- 12 months or 8000 km, whichever is earlier. And the next services are scheduled every 12 months or 4000 km of riding after that.

TVS iQube price and SmartXonnect

Indian Government’s FAME-II subsidy is applicable on the iQube. TVS iQube Electric on-road price is Rs. 115,000/-. Some other things are also included in this price tag. Like- “Charging cable & charging adapter, Lifetime SmartXonnect basic features and 1 year SmartXonect advanced subscriptions (introductory offer), Home Charging Solution (introductory pricing) includes the Home charging unit and its installation services” are also included in the final price of Rs. 1.15L.

You can check the below details for the TVS SmartXonnect Basic pack and Advance Pack. (Details and Image source: TVS Motors)

TVS SmartXonnect
TVS SmartXonnect

Anyone can buy the iQube through the finance also. The company offers an attractive EMIs option through TVS Finance on its new electric scooter.

My Words

India has a huge potential for the further growth of electric two-wheelers. People are waiting to have many more choices to choose from. TVS iQube will show its presence very soon, but what we see lacking here is the color options available. At present the TVS iQube is available only in white color and that may turn off many customers. Hopefully in future the TVS will bring some more options. Very soon we will be coming with a very interesting comparison report of the TVS iQUBE with its other Indian competitors. Stay tuned to our website for future updates.

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  • Shailesh Rai

    Beautifully collected all info in one go. I think these all specification will be sufficient any user to choose its choice of machine.

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