TVS expected to launch a more affordable variant of the iQube e-scooter in India
TVS is now preparing to increase the number of electric scooter models it offers in India and will do so soon. The most recent Autocar India article indicates that TVS may soon release a less expensive iQube model.
The corporation made this choice in response to the government’s most recent reduction in the FAME-2 subsidy.
The newest reports indicate that TVS Motor is developing a less expensive version of the iQube electric scooter. There is room for cost-cutting in this area, therefore the iQube’s forthcoming version may have a smaller battery. There is a good probability the electric scooter will be less feature-rich than the existing models.
The company currently offers the iQube and iQube S versions. The FAME-II subsidy drop is anticipated to affect the iQube’s low-cost model.
A 4.4kW electric motor and either a 3.4kWh or 5.1kWh battery are included with the iQube. The TVS iQube ST variant is available with a 5.1kWh battery, as opposed to the base model and S model’s 3.4kWh battery.
The iQube S model’s base model has a 100km range. The top-of-the-line ST model, on the other hand, delivers 140km per gallon. The electric scooter boasts a 4.2-second 0–40 km/h range. The iQube has two different riding modes: Economical and Power.
The ST variant has a top speed of 82 kmpl, whereas the other variants have a top speed of 78 kmpl. Three charging choices are available for the iQube: 650W, 950W, and 1.5kW. (ST).
Keep in mind that TVS has not yet released the TVS iQube ST model. The firm has also stopped accepting scooter reservations.
About TVS company
TVS company is a leading manufacturer of two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and electric vehicles in India and abroad. It is part of the TVS Group, which was founded by T. V. Sundaram Iyengar in 1911 as a transportation business. TVS company has a history of innovation and collaboration, having partnered with Suzuki in the past and acquired Norton Motorcycle Company in 2020