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Old 18th May 2022, 14:33   #1
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Default 2022 TVS iQube Electric Scooter launched at Rs 98,564

Prices are out for the new TVS iQube (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

iQube - ₹98,564
iQube S- ₹1,08,690

The deliveries will start immediately.

The top-spec iQube ST can be pre-booked for ₹999 with deliveries to commence soon.

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First look at the New TVS iQube Electric Scooter

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The 2022 TVS iQube will come in 3 new variants- iQube, iQube S and iQube ST

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The new TVS iQube will offer a slew of features according to the variant.

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Range between 100-140 km depending on the variant.

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Tvs has made alterations to the output of the iQube to offer an enhanced level of efficiency.

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Will come with a choice of three chargers depending on the variant.

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Equipped with a variety of instrument panels.

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Comes with connected tech to keep you updated on the move.

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Here is TVS's 123 funda: 1 week, 2 charges, and a running cost of Rs 3 per day (assuming a daily commute of 20km)

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The new TVS iQube will be available in 33 cities for now, with plans to expand EV network to 85 cities in the near future.

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Old 18th May 2022, 14:42   #2
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A product from well known brand at sensible price.
Looking forward to some real life reviews.
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Seems like VFM. Waiting for ST price, hopefully it will also be VFM.
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Old 18th May 2022, 16:27   #4
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The colours in S variant are better than the ones in ST. Loved the Lucid Yellow. ST for 130k in Bangalore will be a good deal.
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Old 18th May 2022, 17:15   #5
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This is what the family scooter segment needs in India. Luggage hauling, abuse taking, accessible to people of all heights and controlled implementation of technology. Interestingly, TVS motor's market research has found that majority of their Customers do not care about the subscription model, therefore they are staying away from that as of now. What needs to be seen is the Service Centre's livelihood problem with the new gen EV scooters. I'm sure they have a solution that as well.
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Old 18th May 2022, 18:18   #6
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This is actually a great launch with little fanfare. TVS upgraded the battery sizes for the same price and announced the biggest battery 2-wheeler in the country. Multiple charging options are also great. All the new models come with 21700 Li-Ion cells.

TVS iQube (base variant):
3.4 kWh battery (3.04 kWh usable).
100 km true range.
5-inch screen (non-touch).
650W charger and 950W charger options.

This is a huge upgrade from the existing iQube which has a 2.4 kWh usable battery and 75 km true range.

TVS iQube S:
3.4 kWh battery (3.04 kWh usable).
100 km true range.
7-inch screen (5-way joystick, non-touch).
Music control and Incognito mode, themes, proactive notifications, etc...
650W charger and 950W charger options.

TVS iQube ST:
5.1 kWh battery (4.56 kWh usable).
145 km true range.
7-inch touch screen and joystick.
1.5KW charger option.
32 liters storage.
Cruise control, keyless, TPMS are in development and will be updated through OTA.

In comparison to Ather 450X, even the base variant of iQube has a bigger battery (3.4 vs 2.9 kWh), higher range (100 km vs 85km), and is almost Rs 40K cheaper. If TVS prices the ST variant at ~1.5 lakhs, it will still be cheaper than Ather 450X and gives almost double the range. ST also has much bigger battery than Ola S1 pro.
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Old 18th May 2022, 18:49   #7
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A great product indeed. I am sure its a winner in hands for the home grown brand.
This is why decades of experience and expertise matters. And this is how the product takes the front seat over the feature gimmicks and marketing itself.

Awaiting the live reviews here.
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Wonderful, the base variant is what I need. Will have to decide between Ola S1 pro(booked S1, for the price, upgraded by Ola to S1 pro) and the base iQube. The only issue I have (personal) is the hub motor.

At this rate of development, we will see only EV scooter sales as early as 2025, with high Petrol prices and with low charging speeds(unlike 4W EVs), RWAs will not create big issues. Now the question is how many TVS can manufacture them.

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Finally! Appeals to me because for an Escoot, I don't want a smartphone on wheels! I want something that can replace an ICE scooter at a comparable price and decent range. Compatible chargers and a good charging infra are great too. That much storage space is a bonus, but are these 2 full-size helmets or 2 useless half-helmets?

Let's hope that unlike Bajaj and the eChetak, TVS can actually get enough of these on the road.

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Look at Ola blowing their trumpet for almost a year before launch and here is TVS flying under the radar launching what seems like a solid, better than S1pro product.

To me this feels like TVS is being modest, even a bit hesitant, before making a big bang. Good strategy. Much better than falling flat on face after making bold claims.
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Old 18th May 2022, 22:05   #11
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Does the iqube have removable batteries? If yes, that will become a large attraction for apartment dwellers who stay away from ather and ola for the same reason
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TVS seems to have launched a fantastic EV scooter and I am tempted to book one right away! Does the price include the cost of charger or is it extra? TVS has not mentioned that anywhere!
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Over the last few quarters, industry insiders have been content to let the flamboyant new entrants into the EV space, steal the limelight. Everyone knew that eventually the bubble would burst.

Meanwhile, the biggies have been quietly working in the background, to perfect their craft. TVS has come out with all guns blazing with their 3 variants of the iQube electric scooter. Though Im not really an EV person, I will admit that I was impressed by the new iQube. I have a feeling that a lot of potential EV buyers are going to cancel their existing bookings and head straight to a TVS showroom with a cheque book in hand.

Right now, the only question that I have is - Will TVS be able to meet the demand of the new iQube? It has all the makings of a top seller. The older model wasnt easily available. Hopefully TVS has got its production in order (knowing them, I am sure that they have!) and can consistently deliver scooters pan India. Non availability might be the only issue that hinders the success of the iQube.

Here is TVS's launch presentation. The content in it reminded me of the old Sprite commercial - Seedhi baat. No bakwas. That said, I would have liked it if TVS had different presenters for the video. While I understand that they are the people behind the launch of the exciting new iQube, the presentation lacked the sparkle that the scooter promises.

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Finally a mainstream two wheeler giant launches a sensible & practical EV scooter. And this would appeal to larger audiences because they can head to a showroom nearby for test ride as well as have far better ASC reach compared to current offerings.

We don’t need subscription models or too many gimmicks. Good range and reliability is what majority prefer(reason why activa sells). This might be the one in 2-wheeler EVs. Even the timing seems good with so many doubts being raised on reliability of the new entrants (specially ola). Hope TVS have done their homework

I expect the ST to be ~1.3L and that would be a great price point.

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Been following the Indian EV scooter space for quite some time now. I think I would pick this TVS's iQube anyday over Ola and Ather, as they know a thing or two about building 2 wheelers for Indian road conditions and have a very good dealer network. And they also have a racing team, which means they have a solid knowledge base to approach/modify ground up designs.

As an automotive engineer, I find some parts of their presentation quite interesting. They seem to have benchmarked with competitors. Since the name is not mentioned, I would not be surprised if the other two are Ather and Ola.

Acceleration
I guess that they benchmarked against ECO modes of competitors.

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Regen
It is interesting to see that both acceleration (pickup) and deceleration (Regen) are not compromised even in Eco modes. This means, they have cleverly traded off between ECO and POWER to get more range (in ECO) and higher cruising speed / constant power delivery (in POWER mode).

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Dynamic simulations
As mentioned already, having experience building 2 wheelers, having a racing team and a very good testing, validation, prototyping and production infrastructure, I have more confidence in their simulation/testing methodologies than the rest.

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Handling and stability

A normal scooter user might not notice, but weave, wobble and maneuverability are very important characteristics to take into account for safety. Esp. scooters with smaller wheel diameters (compared to motorcycles) and mostly used within congested city traffic with a lot of obstacles and potholes.

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Efficiency
Efficiency / Range is the king when it comes to EVs. I think this is the reason TVS chose for hub motors (instead of belt or chain type transmissions), as it reduces a lot of powertrain losses.

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Overall, iQube is going to be the underdog among the hype and hoopla created by the competitors. Wish the team good luck and as Neil mentioned earlier, I hope they can produce enough as I already expect some Ola/Ather booking holders cancelling their bookings to book the iQube

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