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TVS iQube Vs Ampere Nexus: Base Variants Image Comparison

Modified On May 14, 2024 06:01 PM By Govind for Ampere Nexus

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Here’s how the most affordable TVS iQube measures up against the Ampere Nexus EX

New TVS iQube vs Ampere Nexus

TVS recently launched a new and more affordable variant of the TVS iQube with the 2.2kWh battery pack. This new TVS iQube variant competes with the recently launched Ampere Nexus, especially its more affordable EX variant. In this image comparison, we will be looking at what each electric scooter offers and how the two fare against each other:

Design

It is undeniable that both electric scooters look quite good. Both feature a family-oriented scooter design language with an overall boxy styling. But the way in which TVS and Ampere have implemented this design on their electric scooters is quite different.

The Ampere Nexus features sharp elements on the bodywork. This also makes the handlebar cowl and apron look pretty elegant.

The TVS iQube, on the other hand, is a bit more smooth overall and doesn’t have the same kind of sharp edges. The curvy handlebar cowl can be seen as a natural extension of the scooter’s apron. Looks are quite subjective, and in this case, there’s no clear winner. If you are someone who prefers a sharper design then the Nexus will be to your liking. But if you are looking for something that is a bit flowy and more conventional, the TVS iQube will be a better choice. 

Powertrain

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The Ampere Nexus is powered by a mid-mounted electric motor that produces 4kW of peak power. It is linked to a 3kWh battery pack which takes 3.3 hours to charge from 0-100 percent. The certified range of Ampere Nexus is 136km, and the claimed top speed is 93kmph.

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Coming to the TVS iQube, it features a 2.2kWh battery pack offering a certified range of 78km. The battery pack takes 2 hours to charge from 0-80 percent using a 950W charger. It is linked to a 3kW (continuous power) hub-mounted motor that produces a peak power output of 4.4kW. The scooter has a claimed top speed of 75kmph. 

TVS iQube vs Ampere Nexus EX: Which is better?

So in terms of performance, the Ampere Nexus is the winner on paper as it offers a higher top speed and better range.

Underpinnings

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Both of the e-scooters feature similar underpinnings, with 12-inch wheels at both ends along with a braking setup that consists of a disc at the front and drum brake in the rear. Both the TVS iQube and Ampere Nexus feature a telescopic fork and twin rear shock absorbers. 

Features

The iQube has the upper hand in terms of features, with a 5-inch TFT console with smartphone connectivity displaying turn-by-turn navigation, call/SMS alerts, and distance to empty readouts along with vehicle safety features such as vehicle crash and tow alerts, geo-fencing, anti-theft alerts, live location status to name a few. More importantly, TVS offers OTA updates even for the cheapest iQube variant.

The Nexus EX variant comes with a 6.2-inch LCD console, with basic smartphone connectivity and features such as Call/SMS alerts. It does not get OTA (Over The Air) updates, Wifi mirroring navigation, music control, charge statistics, auto day/night display modes - all of which the higher-end ST variant comes with. If you need these, consider the ST variant for an additional Rs 10,000.

Which e-scooter should you buy?

The Ampere Nexus EX is offered at an introductory price Rs 1,09,000 (ex-showroom Delhi, including EMPS or Electric Mobility Promotion Scheme subsidy). Once the introductory offer ends, the ex-showroom prices will increase by Rs 10,000 and go up to Rs 1,19,900.

The 2.2kWh variant of the TVS iQube comes at an introductory price of Rs 94,999 (ex-showroom, including cashback and EMPS subsidy) and this offer is valid till June 30, 2024. After June 30, 2024 the price of the TVS iQube 2.2kWh variant will go up to Rs 1,07,299 (ex-showroom Bengaluru, including EMPS). As you can see, both introductory and final prices of the TVS iQube are lower than the Ampere Nexus EX, although the difference may not be that much in EMI-terms.

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Ultimately, the choice depends on whether you want performance or features. The iQube offers a wider range of features while the Ampere Nexus EX scores higher in performance compared to the TVS. You can get more features in the Nexus too, such as a 7-inch TFT touchscreen with Bluetooth navigation, connectivity and music controls, but for that you'll have to consider its higher variant i.e. the Nexus ST.

 

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