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Up to date TVS iQube vs rivals: worth, specs comparability | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

We pit the 2022 TVS iQube in opposition to its friends by way of specs and worth.

TVS has up to date its iQube electrical scooter with new colors and variants, a bigger battery pack with higher vary, and extra options. It continues to go up in opposition to the Bajaj Chetak, Ather 450 Plus and 450X and the Ola S1 Professional electrical scooters within the Indian market. Learn on to see the way it stacks up in opposition to the competitors by way of specs and worth.

TVS iQube vs rivals: electrical motor, battery and charging

Electrical motor, battery and charging
TVS iQube S/iQube ST Bajaj Chetak Ather 450 Plus/450X Ola S1 Professional
Peak motor output 4.4kW 4.1kW 5.4/6kW 8.5kW
Steady motor output 3kW 3.8kW 3.3kW 5.5kW
Rated torque 33Nm 16Nm 22/26Nm 58Nm
Prime pace 78/82kph 80kph 80kph 90/115kph
Battery capability 3.04/4.56kWh 3kWh 2.9kWh 2.98/3.97kWh
Claimed vary 100/145km 95km 100/116km 121/135km
Charging time 0-80% in 4.5 hours (650 W)/ 2.5 hours (1.5kW) 0-80% in 3.5 hours (residence charger) 0-80% in Three hrs 35 min (residence charger) 0-100% in Four hrs 48 min/ 6.5 hours (residence charger)

Whereas the up to date iQube retains the identical electrical motor with a 4.4kW peak output because the earlier mannequin, it now boasts of bigger battery packs. The place the outgoing mannequin featured a 2.2kWh battery, the brand new iQube and iQube S get a 3.04kWh battery, whereas the top-spec ST variant will get an excellent bigger 4.56kWh battery. This has resulted within the iQube ST having the perfect claimed on-road vary of 145km on this comparability. The iQube ST can also be the one one right here that comes with a 1.5kW quick charger.

Bajaj’s Chetak has the bottom peak energy output, torque and claimed vary right here. Nevertheless, its 3kWh battery is barely bigger than the 450 Plus’ and S1’s, whereas its 80kph claimed prime pace is on par with the Ather. 

The Ather is the second strongest right here by way of peak output but it surely will get the smallest battery pack (2.9kWh). Nevertheless, it betters the Bajaj by way of vary, regardless of having a extra highly effective motor.

The Ola S1 Professional, in the meantime, is comfortably essentially the most highly effective one right here, with a peak output of 8.5kW and torque of 58Nm. Unsurprisingly then, it additionally has the very best prime pace of 115kph. The S1 Professional will get a big 3.97kWh battery and 135km of claimed actual world vary, the latter of which is barely bettered by the TVS on this comparability.

TVS iQube vs rivals: dimensions and underpinnings

Dimensions and underpinnings
TVS iQube/S/ST Bajaj Chetak Ather 450 Plus/450X Ola S1 Professional
Wheelbase 1301mm 1370mm
Seat peak 770mm 780mm 792mm
Floor clearance 157mm 165mm
Weight 117.2/118.8/128kg 108kg 121/125kg
Suspension (F/R) Telescopic fork/hydraulic shocks Trailing-link/monoshock Telescopic fork/monoshock Single fork/monoshock
Brakes (F/R) 220mm Disc/130mm Drum Disc/Drum 200mm Disc/190mm Disc 220mm Disc/180mm Disc
Tyres (F/R) 90/90 R12 R12 90/90 R12 110/70 R12
Storage 17/32 litres 22 litres 36 litres

General dimensions-wise, the Ola S1 and S1 Professional are the most important scooters right here as they trump the others by way of wheelbase, seat peak, floor clearance and cupboard space. It’s the TVS iQube ST that’s the heaviest right here, weighing in at 128kg, whereas the Athers are the lightest, at 108kg. All these electrical scooters additionally run on 12-inch wheels however, it’s the Ola that will get the widest tyres. 

The Ather and Ola have the benefit so far as the brakes are involved, as each get disc brakes at the back and front, whereas the Bajaj and TVS get drum brakes on the rear. 

Suspension duties on the TVS are handles by a telescopic fork up entrance and hydraulic shocks on the rear, whereas the Bajaj will get an easier, trailing-link set-up up entrance however a monoshock on the rear. The Ather and Ola additionally get rear monoshocks, however the place the Ather makes use of a traditional telescopic fork up entrance, the Ola makes do with a single-sided fork.  

Some extent to be famous, some official specs of the Ather and Bajaj electrical scooters aren’t accessible at the moment and therefore have been disregarded. We’ll replace this story as soon as we get our fingers on them.    

TVS iQube vs rivals: worth

TVS iQube/iQube S Bajaj Chetak Ather 450 Plus/450X Ola S1 Professional
Value (on-road, Delhi) Rs 98,564/ Rs 1.08 lakh* Rs 1.53 lakh* Rs 1.19 lakh/ Rs 1.38 lakh** Rs 85,099/ Rs 1.20 lakh**

*On-road, Delhi, together with subsidies    ** Ex-showroom, Delhi, together with subsidies

Whereas TVS is but to announce costs for the top-spec iQube ST, the bottom iQube prices Rs 98,564 whereas the iQube S is priced at Rs 1.08 lakh. In actual fact, regardless of all the brand new additions, the iQube’s beginning worth has truly seen a drop, which makes it a really compelling deal.

The Chetak is by far the most costly electrical scooter right here, whereas the Ather 450 Plus, 450X and the Ola S1 Professional are priced in the course of the pack.

It’s value noting that whereas the costs for the iQube and Chetak are on-road, Delhi, and embrace the FAME-II subsidies, the Ather and Ola’s costs are ex-showroom, Delhi, with the FAME-II subsidy and don’t account for insurance coverage, highway tax and registration costs. 

In order that’s how the up to date TVS iQube compares to its rivals on paper. Nevertheless, solely a real-world comparability between theses electrical scooters will decide which one is the perfect. 

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