Updated TVS iQube Electric Scooter Launched: Gets Up To 145km Real-world Range
The S and ST variants also offer better performance and connected features
The TVS iQube Electric has just undergone a massive overhaul with the launch of the updated iteration that’s available in three variants: standard iQube, iQube S and the iQube ST. Bookings are open on the official website for the standard and S variants for Rs 5,000, whereas pre-bookings for the ST variant will set you back by Rs 999. The variant-wise prices are as follows:
Booking details, pricing and delivery information for the ST variant will be announced soon, but the deliveries for the standard and S variant will commence immediately. It is available in all the existing 33 cities, and pre-booking for these two models will be open in 52 more cities soon.
The standard variant as well as the S model come with an enhanced 100km real-world range, as opposed to the 75km range in Eco mode in the previous-generation iteration. This is courtesy of the bigger battery pack with 3.04kWh usable capacity, as opposed to the predecessor’s 2.25kWh pack. Using a 650W charger, the battery pack takes 4.5 hours to charge from 0-80 percent. The charging time reduces to 2 hours 50 minutes using the faster 950W charger. The top-end ST variant gets an even more powerful 1.5kW optional fast charger, which juices up the battery pack from 0-80 percent in 2.5 hours. This variant also packs a bigger 4.56kWh usable capacity battery pack.
The top-speed is restricted to 78kmph in the standard and S variants, whereas the ST model gets a higher 82kmph top speed. 0-40kmph acceleration is the same for all variants, which is 4.2 seconds. The hub motor is the same 4.4kW (peak) unit with 140Nm peak torque and 33Nm usable torque.
The standard variant gets a revamped UI in the 5-inch TFT screen, but comes with the same features as before, including turn-by-turn navigation, call alert, distance to empty, part and reverse assist among others. The S variant features a larger 7-inch TFT display with a 5-way joystick on the left switchgear. On the other hand, the ST variant packs a 7-inch TFT touchscreen. The S and ST models also come with new music control and incognito mode. The company also offers Alexa voice assist exclusively in the ST variant.
As far as the underseat storage is concerned, the standard variant gets 17-litre boot space, whereas the S and ST models get a bigger 32-litre boot space. While the standard and S variants tip the scale at 117.2 and 118.8 kg respectively, the ST model weighs 128kg. Underpinnings including the telescopic front fork, preload adjustable twin rear shock absorbers, 220mm front disc and 130mm rear drum are the same as before.
- Take a look at the TVS Jupiter price here
- Kymco S6 Ionex vs TVS iQube: Image Comparison
- Upcoming TVS Bikes In India
Oh, and the iQube and its variants finally get more colourful, literally, with the introduction of two new colours for the standard variant (red and grey). The S variant comes in yellow, grey, blue and copper schemes, whereas the ST model will be available in bue, grey, Coral Sand, and copper.
While it’s a little sad to see the iQube’s looks being left intact, credit goes where it’s due: TVS has done quite a lot of work in the technical side of things, making it a much more rounded proposition than before. These new variants will also help the iQube stand better against the Ather 450X, Ola S1 Pro, Bajaj Chetak and the Simple One.