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TVS iQube: A regular electric scooter that adds fun and style to the everyday commute

TVS iQube

Price in Different Metro Cities

₹ 1,01 Lakh
₹ 93,056
₹ 1,10 Lakh
₹ 1,08 Lakh
₹ 1,05 Lakh
₹ 1,01 Lakh
₹ 1,04 Lakh
₹ 98,050
₹ 1,12 Lakh
₹ 1,09 Lakh
₹ 1,08 Lakh
₹ 1,04 Lakh

Latest Updates on TVS iQube

  • TVS iQube got its first launch in Bengaluru in 2020 at Rs 1.15 lakh (on-road). In February 2021, it rolled out in Delhi at Rs 1.08 lakh (on-road).
  • Then, it got available in Chennai, Coimbatore, and Pune. The scooter has registered sales of 1,715 units from January to June 2021.
  • In July 2021, the company announced its plans to make iQube available for sale at 1,000 dealerships by March 2022. A few days after that, the electric scooter got launched in Kochi at Rs 1.24 lakh.

Introduction of TVS iQube

TVS iQube is a high-power and high-speed electric scooter from the stable of Chennai-based automotive manufacturer TVs. The company’s maiden all-electric product gets manufactured in the company’s manufacturing plant in Hosur.

It comes in one variant and one colour, bearing an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 1,00,777. It’s now available in six cities—Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Coimbatore, and Kochi—and the price varies from one city to another.

The vehicle gets the appearance of a conventional scooter, but at the same time, its sleek design and white colour look attractive and magnificent. The plenty features in the scooter give it a sufficient edge over other scooters in the same category of power and speed.

As a regular scooter, TVS iQube makes the ride fun and stylish, whether it’s to work, college, or anywhere outside. The vehicle is excellent for office goers, college students, and homemakers who need to venture out to run errands.

Key Highlights

  • Max Power
    4,400 W
  • Riding Range
    100 Km
  • Top Speed
    78 Kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    117 kg
    Kerb Weight
    119 kg
  • Battery Capacity
    3.04 kWh
  • Seat Height
    770 mm

Pros and Cons Of TVS iQube

Pros Of TVS iQube

  • The top speed of nearly 80 Kmph
  • High pick-up from the power motor
  • The motion assistance Q-park
  • Good suspension
  • Cutting-edge features and great connectivity

Cons of TVS iQube

  • At seven hours, the charging is a bit slow
  • The ground clearance of 150 mm is a little low for off-road travelling
  • The battery is not removable
  • The carrying capacity could have been higher

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Electric
  • Max Power
    4,400 W
  • Rated Power
    3000 W
  • Max Torque
    --
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Riding Range
    100 Km
  • Gradeability
    10 Degree
  • Top Speed
    78 Kmph
  • Battery charging time
    5 Hrs
  • Fast charging time
    --
  • Carrying capacity
    130 kg
  • Battery capacity
    130 kg
  • Battery type
    Li-ion battery pack with BMS (Battery Management System)
  • Motor type
    Hub-Mounted Electric Motor
  • Charger output
    5A charger

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    Standard
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    220 mm
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
  • Rear Brake Size
    130 mm
  • Calliper Type
    --
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    12 inch
  • Rear Wheel Size
    12 inch
  • Front Tyre Size
    90/90 - 12
  • Rear Tyre Size
    90/90 - 12
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless
  • Radial Tyres
    No
  • Front Suspension
    Telescopic Forks
  • Rear Suspension
    Hydraulic twin tube shock absorber

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    117 kg
    Kerb Weight
    119 kg
  • Overall Length
    1,805 mm
  • Overall Width
    645 mm
  • Overall Height
    1,140 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,301 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    157 mm
  • Seat Height
    770 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Tubular Structure

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Battery warranty
    3 Year
  • Motor warranty
    3 Year

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • Regenerative breaking
    Yes
  • Reverse mode
    Yes
  • Touch screen display
    No
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    Yes
  • GPS & Navigation
    Yes
  • Central locking system
    No
  • Artificial sound
    No
  • Parking assist
    Yes
  • Hill assist
    No
  • Anti theft system
    Yes
  • Geo fencing
    Yes
  • Start/stop button
    Yes
  • USB charging port
    Yes
  • Front storage box
    No
  • Under seat storage
    17 ltr
  • Speedometer
    Digital
  • Tachometer
    Digital
  • Stand Alarm
    Yes
  • Stepped Seat
    No
  • No. of Tripmeters
    2
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Battery Indicator
    Yes
  • Pillion Backrest
    No
  • Pillion Grabrail
    Yes
  • Pillion Seat
    Yes
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Start Type
    Electric Start
  • Shift Light
    No
  • Killswitch
    No
  • Clock
    Yes
  • Headlight Type
    LED Head Lamp
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED Tail Light
  • Turn Signal
    LED
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    118+ connected features, Live vehicle tracking, Telematics based Smart statistics, Remote charge status, Call Alerts, 0-40 in 4.2 sec, 5” TFT screen, Q-park Assist, Navigation Assist, Incoming call alerts

Highlights of TVS iQube

Specifications of TVS iQube

Powering the TVS iQube is a 4.4kW electric hub motor that generates a peak torque of 140Nm. The powertrain gets fed by a 2.25 KWh three lithium-ion battery pack which gives a range of 75 km and takes seven hours to get fully charged. The battery pack comes encased in a dust- and water-proof high-strength aluminium casing.

The scooter has two riding modes—Eco and Sport. The maximum speed in the Eco mode gets capped to 40kmph (for a better range). TVS iQube accomplishes a max speed of 78kmph in Sport mode, with acceleration from rest to 40kmph in 4.2 seconds.

The suspension system of iQube comprises telescopic forks at the front and hydraulic twin-tube shock absorbers at the rear. However, the braking system encompasses a 220mm front disc and 130mm drum brakes at the rear. The curb weight of the scooter is 118 kg, and the loading or carrying capacity is 130 kg.

Design of TVS iQube

The scooter’s design gets a bit simple and conventional yet extraordinarily stylish, contemporary, and spectacular. The electric vehicle is available in one variant and one colour- white with a dash of black in some key areas.

The LED headlamp, combined with side indicator lights that go all the way to the side, is located just a few inches above the mudguard. Above it, a blue and white logo of iQube gets fitted.

The head features a one-of-its-kind U-shaped LED daytime running lamp and a black visor. It gets a white logo of TVS printed below it. Between the handles, a pair of magnificent rearview mirrors get fitted.

The floor space provides enough legroom for an average-sized rider, and towards the end is a pair of footrests. The charging point is situated just below the front seat, and the battery gets placed under the boot, which gives a little space for the safekeeping of a few extra belongings.

The scooter comes with a pair of 12-inch alloy wheels. The front gets equipped with a 220mm disc brake, and the rear gets fitted with a 130mm drum brake.

Colour Options and Variants

The TVS iQube comes in one variant- the iQube Electric STD and is available in only one white colour.

Features of TVS iQube

  • Crystal clear LED headlamp: The scooter comes with a lucid light-emitting diode (LED) headlamp that emits bright light and offers excellent visibility in the dark.
  • All LED tail lamps: The slim and stylish tail lamp gets fitted with LED lights, the same gets for the rear side indicators.
  • Boot light: A light provided in the boot space keeps things safe and makes it easy to find them in the dark.
  • Q park assists: The Q park assist, a walk assist mode gets forward and backward assists.It helps one move the scooter to a particular point.
  • The boot with ample storage space: The boot offers ample storage space for the safekeeping of one’s personal belongings.
  • USB port and convenient charging points: The scooter gets fitted with a USB port that enables riders to charge their mobile and other electronic devices. The charging point in the scooter gets located at a convenient reach.
  • TFT instrument cluster: The iQube features a TFT instrument cluster that shows all vital information like- speed pace, odometer, ride statistics, battery status, and over-speed alert, average speed, and navigation assist.
  • Rear grab rail: A grab rail with a rubber grip is fitted at the rear to enable passengers to hold onto it and make their ride safe.
  • SMARTXHOME: SMARTXHOME gets charging support provided by TVS for efficient charging of its electric vehicles. It automatically cuts off the charging when the scooter gets fully charged.
  • TVS iQube app: The scooter can also get connected with an app- the TVS iQube app. The app provides an extension of the riding experience.

Top 3 Competitors of TVS iQube

TVS iQube’s features and specifications give a tough competition to:

  • Ather 450X
  • Bajaj Chetak
  • Okinawa iPraise+
  • Benling Aura

Let’s take a look at the various aspects of the scooters and compare them:

Price

The price of its closest competitor Bajaj Chetak lies in the range of Rs 1 lakh to 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom). Ather 450X comes in the price range of Rs 1,13,416 to Rs 1,32,426 (ex-showroom). Okinawa iPraise+ carries a price tag of Rs 1.18 lakhs. Lastly, Benling Aura gets priced at Rs 73,000.

Mileage

At one charge:

  • The TVS iQube provides 75 km mileage
  • Bajaj Chetak covers a distance of 95 km
  • Okinawa iPraise+ can travel 139 km in full charge.
  • Benling Aura can cover up to 120 km. So, for safe travelling, it’s one of the longest-distance electric vehicles on Indian roads.
  • Ather 450X can cover a distance of up to 116 km in a full charge

Charging time

TVS iQube needs seven hours to get fully charged.

Bajaj Chetak gets charged in five hours.

Okinawa iPraise+ takes four to five hours to charge 100%. Ather 450X does the same in five hours and 45 minutes, while Benling Aura takes four hours.

Top Speed

TVS iQube can achieve a peak speed of 78kmph.

On the other hand, Ather 450X can clock 80kmph.

Okinawa iPraise+ takes four to five hours to charge 100%. Ather 450X does the same in five hours and 45 minutes, while Benling Aura takes four hours.

Okinawa iPraise+ can attain maximum acceleration of 75kmph, and Benling Aura can achieve a peak speed of 60kmph.

Battery and Motor

TVS iQube gets powered by a 4.4 kW motor, fed by a 2.25 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Powering Ather 450X is a 6000 W PMSM motor, liked with a 2.9kwh battery.

Bajaj Chetak gets propelled by a 3.8 kW electric motor, fed by a 3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Okinawa iPraise+ gets driven by a 1000-watt BLDC motor attached to a 3.3 kWh lithium-ion detachable battery.

Benling Aura gets powered by a 2500 W BLDC motor, fitted with a 72 V, 40 Ah battery.

Expert Reviews for TVS iQube

  • TVS iQube, an electric scooter with a 4.4kW motor, gets fitted with a 2.25kWh lithium-ion battery.

  • It comes with two riding modes—Eco and Sport. With the Eco mode, the scooter can cover a distance of 75 km, travelling at a maximum capped speed of 40kmph. In the Sport mode, the scooter can clock a top speed of 78kmph with the powertrain generating a peak torque of 140Nm.

  • Apart from all the conventional features, the scooter comes with some cutting-edge technologies such as superior connectivity. It gets equipped with in-built Bluetooth, telematics-enabled devices.

  • The scooter can also get connected with an app- the TVS iQube app. The app offers an extension of the riding experience. One can use the TVS iQube app to see the battery status while it’s on charge.

  • However, the battery of TVS iQube, is not removable, which means it cannot be taken into home or office and charged in the comfort of indoors.

  • The scooter comes only in one colour and one variant. So, there’s no confusion among interested buyers while choosing.

  • But at the same time, it limits the options for those who want a different colour as maintaining the brightness of white takes a little effort compared to solid colours such as brown and black.

Conclusion

TVS iQube provides an eco-friendly, connected, and personalised riding experience. It offers a rare combination of speed and mileage and is the right vehicle in times of rising pollution levels, increasing fuel prices, and noise.

Priced at Rs 1 lakh, it offers similar (if not more) specifications and features of high-end scooters that make it value for money. When the scooter’s price gets compared with its features, mileage, power, and riding experience, the vehicle is worth the money spent on it.

Frequently asked questions about TVS iQube:

How fast can TVS iQube go?

TVS iQube can accomplish a 78kmph peak speed.

Is TVS iQube suitable for long journeys?

The scooter is suitable for short to medium range rides, where the distance is less than 40 km, and one plan for a quick to-and-fro journey.

A trip of up to 75 km can get considered if one can get the battery charged in about seven hours. TVS iQube offers a range of 75-78 km in Eco mode, where the maximum speed limit gets capped at 40kmph.

What is the warranty of TVS iQube?

The all-electric two-wheeler vehicle comes with a warranty of three years or 50,000 km, whichever comes first.

What is the power of TVS iQube’s motor?

TVS iQube gets powered by a 4.4kW electric motor that generates a top torque of 140Nm.

What is the battery voltage of TVS iQube?

The scooter gets fitted with a 2.25 kWh lithium-ion battery.

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