TVS iQube Electric S vs Bajaj Chetak: Real-world Range, Performance Numbers Compared

Modified On Oct 20, 2022 12:21 PM By Aamir Momin for Bajaj Chetak

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Both e-scooters go head to head in terms of real-world performance

TVS iQube S vs Bajaj Chetak

We have ridden the TVS iQube Electric S and Bajaj Chetak thoroughly and put them to tests in terms of the real-world performance. While both e-scooters are pretty attractive products in the EV segment, how do they fare against each other in terms of real-world performance? We explain. 

Acceleration In Power Mode

Chetak

TVS iQube S

0-40kmph

4.46s

4.44s

0-60kmph

10.04s

8.41s

20-50kmph (kickdown)

5.20s 

4.39s

TVS iQube S

As you can see from the table above, the time taken to do the 0-40kmph is almost the same on both e-scooters. However, the 0-60kmph takes rather longer on the Chetak. This could be because of its slightly heavier kerb weight of 132kg, compared to the 128kg of the iQube.

Bajaj Chetak

Unlike its rivals, the Chetak increases the speed gradually rather than in a surge, resulting in a slightly slower roll-on acceleration. This could also be the result of the 19Nm produced by the Chetak, as opposed to iQube’s 33Nm.

Range

Chetak

2022 TVS iQube S

Tested Range

113.89km

114.76km

Claimed Range

90km

100km

Both e-scooters have managed to impress us by surpassing their claimed range, but more so, the Chetak, because it clocked 23.89km more than its claimed range. One of the reasons could be the very effective regen technology on both scooters which just pushes back the juice to the system once you let go of the throttle.

Braking

Chetak

2022 TVS iQube S

60-0kmph

23.38m

19.72m

In terms of braking power, the iQube S bags the win with a distinctly shorter braking distance. Despite not being equipped with ABS, the iQube S’s stopping power is good with adequate feedback on the levers. That said, the Chetak’s braking was rather disappointing and felt almost spongy after 500km of testing. One of the reasons for this would be that the Chetak gets an all-metal body and has a heavier kerb weight.

So finally what it boils down to is which one of these is a more value-for-money product. And all things considered – features, performance, ride and handling, and the price – the TVS iQube comes out on top.

Head here to find out what we think about the TVS iQube S in our road test review, and you can also check out what we liked and disliked about the Chetak here.

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