How is the design of TVS iQube?
Designing a futuristic vehicle like this can usually go both ways. You can get something that looks like it came straight out of a sci-fi movie, like Ather, or something that pays homage to the golden age, like the new Chetak EV. TVS, on the other hand, took the middle path. The general shape is that of a traditional scooter; it strangely resembles TVS’s Jupiter.
The vertical light strip, which incorporates LED headlights, is arguably the only feature that emphasizes its future design aspirations when viewed from the front. The handlebars are also well designed and the square shaped mirrors are eye-catching. The side profile isn’t very striking, but it has proportionate lines and those crazy razor blade-like metals, contributing to the standout look. The tail light strip and an illuminated logo complete the look on the rear. Overall, the iQube strikes a good balance between a modern and traditional appearance.
How does the iQube TVS roll?
The iQube is powered by a hub-mounted electric motor with a maximum power of 4.4 kW (approx. 6 hp). Yet the most remarkable statistic is the maximum torque of 140Nm, which is the most crucial figure. Eco and power are the two driving modes available on the scooter. Even in Eco mode, it seems powerful enough to tackle city traffic, even though the top speed is limited to 50 km / h.
When you go into power mode, it’s almost like a new motor has been installed. The speedometer digits keep increasing until you hit 80 km / h, which is not that great considering this is an electric scooter. Besides the agility, the refinement is also remarkable. There is no engine hum even at 65-70 km / h. We all know electric vehicles are quiet, but TVS has taken it to the next level.
How comfortable is TVS iQube?
The iQube is definitely designed to be stiffer. The wide and soft seats protect you from the full impact of shocks, so this is not an obnoxious scooter by any sense of the imagination. the telescopic front suspension and hydraulic double-tube rear suspension – a system used by several manufacturers for a more comfortable ride – should be tested on poor roads.
How is the technology?
Here are the technical characteristics of the TVS iQube:
- Speedometer – Digital
- Tachometer – Digital
- Low battery indicator
- Passenger seat
- Pilon Grabrail
- The clock
- Day counter type – Numeric
- Light Pass
- Incoming call alerts
- Navigation aid
- Parking aid Q
- Remote state of charge
- Smart statistics
What is the battery life of the TVS iQube?
The iQube is equipped with a three-part 2.25 kWh battery. The three pieces each weigh 8kg, and although they can be removed and loaded independently, the user cannot. According to TVS, this decision was made to preserve the reliability and longevity of the battery. The iQube’s weight distribution is concentrated towards the center of the scooter, thanks to the positioning of the batteries under the seat and a little above the ground.
It also uses a hub-mounted motor supplied by Bosch with a maximum power output of 4.4 kW. TVS has adjusted the engine internally. He designed and built the battery management system as well as the battery pack from scratch. The iQube is powered by LG 18650 batteries from Korea, which have a high charge density.
How does TVS iQube perform?
On the move, the TVS iQube, aided by the 4.4 kW hub motor, accelerates quickly and smoothly, reaching a top speed of 78 km / h in Power mode and 50 km / h in Eco mode. The scooter pulls perfectly and the acceleration is quick and linear. The 140 Nm of power at the wheel helps the scooter go from standstill to 40 km / h in a respectable time of 4.2 seconds.
When you release the accelerator, the regenerative brake will kick in. It can be used to ride smoothly and efficiently with minimal use of the front disc and rear drum braking systems. It is probably the most powerful regeneration system seen on an electric scooter in India.
Is the iQube TVS good value for money?
The iQube is undoubtedly expensive at Rs. 1.02 lakh, but it mixes the athletic DNA of TVS with an electric heart, and it could prove to be the ideal combination of sporty handling and driving performance. a smooth ride. It sits between the exciting Ather 450X and the comfortable Bajaj Chetak. The build quality of the iQube, along with a number of related features, may just sway potential buyers.
However, the short range of 75 km in Eco mode and 55 km in Power mode – the lowest of the three high-end electric scooters – is a legitimate problem. Unlike Bajaj, TVS provides iQube users with public charging facilities as well as private charging stations. TVS employees will install home charging stations for customers.