Here’s How Much Range You Can Expect From The TVS iQube Electric In The Real World
Riding on a test track in ideal conditions is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of the real world. Which is why we thought you ought to know the real-world range of the iQube as well
TVS quite recently gathered a bunch of journalists like us on its test track in Hosur and gave us the newly launched iQube to test. Go bananas they said! At least that’s what we heard in our head, and so we did, without having to worry about range anxiety. The TVS track is pretty straightforward -- a long straight followed by a long right hander, a small left and a long straight again. Naturally, we kept the throttle pinned throughout. This wasn’t just fun, but it also gave us an idea of what YOU, as a customer, could expect in the real world.
Luckily, we snapped pictures of the console before and after the ride, giving us an idea of how the scooter could perform in everyday conditions. Mind you, we rode primarily in sport mode which offers a claimed range of 55km per charge. Barely rolling off the throttle offered little to no regen, which means this is possibly the worst range you could get from the scooter. The table below should give you an idea of how hard we were on the scooter. Most people, on the contrary, could expect a lot more in city conditions.
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The first scooter we rode had 97 per cent of charge and indicated a range of 73km -- 2km less than the claimed range of 75km on a full charge. In sport mode, it indicated 53km. With our riding, which was less than forgiving, the scooter ran 17.3km and dropped to about 26 per cent of charge in Eco and 18 per cent in sport mode. Essentially, we still had 47km of range to burn through in Eco and 35km in Sport, which is more than what an average individual would end up consuming in his/her daily commute.
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During our second session, the scooter wasn’t fully charged. But if you notice, we covered pretty much the same distance in similar riding conditions, and the difference in range was almost identical. This hints at the fact that you could easily extract about 60km in sport mode within city limits and even more in ECO if you’re easy on the throttle.