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Ola S1 vs Ather 450 Plus vs TVS iQube: specs, value comparability | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Ola S1 is the heaviest of the lot, however nonetheless has the best claimed vary.

Ola not too long ago launched a extra inexpensive model of their electrical scooter, the S1 Professional, within the type of the S1. This scooter should take care of the Ather 450 Plus and the TVS iQube, that are, in flip, the extra inexpensive variations from the respective producers. For the sake of this comparability, we’ve got chosen the bottom variant of the TVS iQube to make sure a degree enjoying area for all. 

Ola S1 vs Ather 450 Plus vs TVS iQube: electrical motor, battery & charging

Electrical Motor, Battery & Charging
Ola S1 Ather 450 Plus TVS iQube
Peak Motor Ouput 8.5kW 5.4kW 4.4kW
Steady Motor Output 5.5kW 3.3kW 3kW
Rated Torque 58Nm 22Nm 33Nm
Prime Velocity 95kph 80kph 78kph
Battery Capability 3kWh 3.7kWh 3.04kWh
Claimed Vary 141km 108km 100km
Charging Time 0-100% in 5 hours 0-100% in 5 hrs 40 minutes 0-80% in 4.5 hrs

The S1 has a snug leg up over its competitors by way of the dimensions of its battery pack, and consequently, vary and prime pace. The battery pack of the Ola, regardless of being the biggest right here, is ready to obtain a full cost a lot faster than the Ather. TVS doesn’t point out the charging occasions for a full cost, however we reckon it must be in the identical ballpark as the opposite two scooters right here.

Nonetheless, within the sprint to 40kph the Ola is barely 0.1s faster than the Ather 450 Plus, which takes 3.9s to do the identical. The Ather can also be rated for steeper gradeability and is ready to climb inclines of as much as 18 levels, in comparison with 15 for the Ola and 10 for the TVS.

Ola S1 vs Ather 450 Plus vs TVS iQube: dimensions & underpinnings

Dimensions & Underpinnings
Ola S1 Ather 450 Plus TVS iQube
Wheelbase 1359mm 1295mm 1301mm
Seat Top 792mm 780mm 770mm
Floor Clearance 165mm 153mm 157mm
Weight 121kg 111.6kg 117.2kg
Suspension (F/R) Single Fork/Monoshock Telescopic Fork/Monoshock Telescopic fork/Hydraulic shocks
Brakes (F/R) 220mm disc/180mm disc 200mm disc/190mm disc 220mm disc/130mm disc
Tyres (F/R) 110/70-R12 90/90-12/100/80-12 90/90-12
Storage 36 litres 22 litres 17 litres

The Ather 450 Plus is the lightest scooter right here (by some margin) and has the shortest wheelbase of the trio in contrast right here like its extra premium sibling, the 450X Gen 3. Whereas the TVS and Ather function standard telescopic forks up entrance, the Ola makes do with only one fork leg, which is one thing that you just don’t see on a two-wheeler very often. The TVS can also be the one one right here to make use of twin shocks on the rear whereas each the Ather and the Ola make use of a monoshock.

The Ola S1 is the one one right here that makes use of radial tyres, and in addition options the fattest tyres of the lot. The up to date Gen Three Ather 450 line-up does get a fatter 100-section rear tyre, whereas TVS has the skinniest tyres with sizes akin to most standard ICE scooters offered as we speak.

One other space the place Ola has a snug benefit is in underseat storage, which is greater than twice the dimensions of the TVS iQube and a complete 16 litres greater than the Ather 450 Plus.

All scooters have accessible seat heights that make it straightforward to achieve the bottom for brief riders, and have greater than ample quantities of floor clearance to cope with the nastiest of imperfections our roads have to supply.

Ola S1 vs Ather 450 Plus vs TVS iQube: options

All scooters right here have full color touchscreen-compatible shows, which might be paired to your smartphone through Bluetooth and permit you to management parameters akin to navigation, music and name alerts. Ola can also be set to introduce just a few OTA updates by Diwali 2022 that will herald options akin to key sharing and moods. The replace would additionally herald a security function that will alert the person on their cellphone if the scooter strikes – both attributable to towing or theft. 

Ola S1 vs Ather 450 Plus vs TVS iQube: value

Worth
Ola S1 Ather 450 Plus TVS iQube
Worth (ex-showroom, Delhi, together with subsidies) Rs. 99,999 Rs. 1,17,495 Rs. 98,564

The TVS iQube is probably the most inexpensive scooter on this firm, however the value hole between it and the Ola S1 is underneath Rs 2,000, making it almost inconsequential. The Ather 450 Plus is the priciest of the lot, with a price ticket that is Rs 20,000 greater than the others, making it fairly a tough promote to the value-conscious Indian purchaser.

What could be your choose amongst this trio of two-wheeler electrical scooters? Tell us within the feedback part under.

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