Two-wheeler major TVS Motor Company has launched its new electric scooter TVS iQube Electric in an updated TVS X electric scooter variant, priced at Rs 2.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The new TVS iQube Electric X is the latest addition to the company’s electric scooter portfolio, joining the existing TVS iQube and TVS iQube S variants. TVS claims a host of upgrades and new features in the X variant.
The TVS iQube Electric X is equipped with a 5.1 kWh battery pack and delivers a range of 128 km on a single charge. The electric motor generates a peak power output of 6kW and can accelerate from 0-40 km/hr in just 3.3 seconds.
The scooter features four riding modes – Eco, Power, Reverse, and Brake Energy Recovery System (BERS). It also comes with features like a 7-inch TFT touchscreen, a TVS SmartXonnect platform with connected features, three-way adjustable mono-shock suspension, and disc brakes on both wheels.
Mr Venu Srinivasan, Chairman of TVS Motor Company said at the launch, “The launch of TVS iQube Electric X marks a smart choice for our discerning customers. TVS Motor has always kept customer needs and aspirations at the core of our innovation. With TVS iQube Electric X, we have created a bold new electric experience for empowered and passionate riders.”
Some key quotes related to the launch:
“The introduction of the TVS iQube Electric X variant demonstrates TVS’ commitment to driving India’s electric mobility agenda. The product offers great value to customers with its upgraded battery, range, and features,” said Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairman, of the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi.
Rohit Vadera, Auto Analyst – “By launching the TVS iQube Electric X, the company has expanded its electric scooter range to cater to evolving consumer needs. The upgraded variant with its higher range, new features, and competitive pricing can be a game changer.”
Kranti Sambhav, TVS iQube User – “I have been using the TVS iQube Electric for over a year and find it a very practical EV for daily commute. The launch of the new X variant with long-range technology addresses range anxiety and will make electric scooters more appealing.”
The TVS iQube Electric X will be available in a choice of four colors – Versatile Black, Vivacious Magenta, Vibrant Orange, and Stealth Green. It can be booked online on the company’s website or TVS retail stores for a booking amount of Rs 5,000.
The launch of the new high-end electric scooter variant comes close on the heels of the new Ola S1 Air launch and marks the heating up of competition in the electric two-wheeler space.
TVS first launched the iQube Electric in January 2020 as its first electric scooter offering and has sold over 12,000 units so far.
The company is targeting sales of over 1 lakh units of electric two-wheelers this year across both its brands TVS and TVS iQube Electric.
TVS Motor Company stated that it has committed Rs 1,000 crore towards the electric vehicle business to drive its growth.
The TVS iQube Electric competes with electric scooters like Ola S1 Air, Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak, and Hero Vida. The electric two-wheeler segment is seeing growing demand with rising fuel prices and government subsidies.