New TVS iQUBE Rival for Bajaj Chetak & Ather 450

TVS iQube Electric Scooter

TVS iQube electric scooter is manufactured in India. iQube gives you premium experience as like TVS Jupiter, NTorque, etc. We have seen many Electric Vehicles in India which are Chinese products. 

However the Indian manufacturers like TVS with their expertise and knowledge that they have earned over the years, gives the guarantees of a product that far more superior in the quality.

iQube design seems to draw from TVS’s vast experience when it comes to styling scooters especially its unisex product than Jupiter. It looks very simple and conservative and will appeal to wide set up of audience with the simple lines across the body, in the front and on the side panels are pleasing to the eye.

It has interesting design elements like its LED DRL which is quite bright and crystal LED headlamps sites nicely between the LED Indicators. Also Tail Lamps comes with LED Robocop style setup which gives good consistency in design.

Quality of TVS iQube that means of part as well as the fit and finishing of the product is right up there with the TVS scooters. Where one issue found with flip cover style for the charging socket that doesn’t feel up to the mark.

iQube is loaded with features, with full TFT display which looks more premium than Digital LCD dashboard comes in Bajaj Chetak.

TVS iQube Smart Connect

Specification & Features

Talking about iQube features with respect to dashboard has Bluetooth connectivity, Geofencing, trip meter, battery charging status and estimated range. 

Dedicated iQube app comes with the Bluetooth functionality shows incoming call alerts, SMS notifications, turn navigations on the display. 

TVS iQube have useful under seat ample storage space, USB port, and a feature like a Q park assist which is more helpful while reverse parking of the scooter.

The TVS iQube is drive with the Electric hub motor which is designed by the Bosch. Motor develops a peak power of 4.4 Kilowatts which produces 140 Nm of torque to drive the wheels.

It has a two modes which is Eco Mode and Power mode that controls acceleration and top speed of iQube. In Eco mode the iQube had adequate acceleration up to 45Kmph and a range of 75 Km while in Power mode speed goes up to 80 Kmph and has a range of 55 Km. Top speed of iQube is 78 Kmph and takes 4.2 seconds to acceleration of 0-40 Kmph.

ARAI certified numbers were certainly be much higher that as real. The performance on the track felt brisk and simply good for city commutes even in faster flowing roads.

The battery in iQube comes with the Lithium Ion Battery Packs which has a battery capacity of 2.2 KwH located under the floorboard. 

The battery management system had been built completely in house except that of cells which use for battery pack that have been sourced from LG which is a south Korean Company.

Battery takes 5 hours for full charge by using home charger that comes with the scooter. The unique feature is that it has a nifty RFID activated system that ensures nobody misuses the device when it’s not in use. 

Comparing the Performance and handling of the scooter than that of other conventional scooters, this electric scooter truly stands out the electric scooter of India.

The TVS iQube is familiar most with the TVS Jupiter because it has the same Disc brakes in front and the Telescopic fork. However forks height is adjusted to match the weight of the iQube. 

At rear it has two adjustable Shork absorbers on both sides which are mounted on a swing arm. The combination of the suspension and well set of frame makes great balance between riding and handling.

The brakes are Drum brake which is sharp at progressive and if you press rear brake very hard it will tend to lock up but the regenerative braking system is quite appreciable and reduces the speed of scooter than expected. On road Price of TVS iQube in Bangalore is about 1.15 Lakh which cheaper when we compared with TVS iQube vs Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube vs Ather 450 X.

The warranty of the scooter is about 3 years or 50,000 Km whichever comes first as standard and TVS gives one year Road side Assistance with the scooter. The Availability of TVS iQube is now in Bangalore and it has plans to introduce it across other cities. iQube present itself as an impressive proposition for those looking to buy well quality electric scooter among the sea of electric scooter the ones comes in mind that its build by a reputed Indian Electric Scooter Manufacturer.

TVS iQube Detail Specification

TVS iQube Price 1.15 Lakhs Rs. (Ex- Showroom)
  
Colour White.
  
ICAT/ARAI Approved    Yes
  
Dimensions And Weight 
Kerb weight118 Kg
Ground clearance150 mm
Maximum Payload 150 Kg
  
Suspension 
Front Hydraulic Telescopic Forks
Rear Double shocker with twin tube 
  
Wheel and tyre 
Wheel size 12 inch
Wheel type Aluminium Alloy Tubeless
Front tyre 90/90 12 inch
Rear tyre 90/90 12 inch
  
Motor specifications 
Peak Power 2500 Watt BLDC Hub motor
  
Controller Type  E-ABS (Electronic – Assisted Braking     System) with regenerative energy
Acceleration (0-40Km/h)  4.2 Sec.
Waterproof Yes, IP67
Motor Warranty 3 Years* / 50,000 KM
  
Battery Specifications 
Battery type Lithium –ion (Metal case)
Battery 2.25 KWH Lithium-ion 
Battery range 75 km/ full charge
Charging time 5 Hours
Fast charging No
Battery Warranty   3 Years* 
  
Brake specifications (E-ABS) 
Front brake Disc
Front brake size  220 mm
Rear brake Drum
Rear brake size 130 mm
  
Standard feature and Lightning 
Display Type  TFT LCD Display 
Speedometer  Digital
Tachometer  Digital
Trip Meter  Yes
Battery indicator  Yes
  
Comfort And Convieniens Features 
Pillion seat  Yes
Pillion Grabrail  Yes
Keyless Start  Yes
Security Anti-theft Smart Lock
Headlight LED with DRL
Taillight LED
  
Mobile App Connectivity  Yes with TVS iQube Application
Key Feature  Speed Alerts, Mobile Charging USB Port, Q-park assist (Front/Reverse Motion, Regenerative Braking, Geo-fencing, Navigation Assist, Remote charge status, Smart ride statistics, Range Indication, Battery charge status, Over-speed alert

Pros

  • Manufactured in India
  • Loaded with features
  • Decent range of 75kms
  • Conventional design
  • RFID Activated system
  • Q Park Assist feature

Cons

  • Takes 5 hours for a full charge
  • No faster charging available
  • Available only in Bengaluru
  • Costs over Rs 1 lakh
  • Low quality of charging socket flip cover
  • One more low ground clearance

3.5/5

Our Rating 

3.5/5
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