TVS Motor launches new iQube e-scooter model in 3 variants, bookings start at INR 999, Auto News, ET Auto
New Delhi:Indian motorcycles manufacturer TVS Motor Company today launched the new TVS iQube Electric scooter in three avatars: iQube (base version), iQube S, and iQube ST. The e-scooters can be booked at an initial amount of INR 999, a company statement said.
Bookings for iQube and iQube S variants are also open on the company’s website from Wednesday with their deliveries available with immediate effect, it added.
iQube (base version) and iQube S start at a price of INR 98,564 and INR 1,08,690, respectively, (on-road Delhi including FAME and state subsidy), Manu Saxena, senior vice president for future mobility, TVS Motor Company, said at the virtual launch event.
However, the company did not announce the price of iQube ST variant, which offers “the best-in-class on-road range of 140 km”.
Both the scooters, iQube and iQube S, are available at the company’s outlets in 33 cities. The company also announced its expansion plans to 52 additional cities in its retail network soon to take the total number to 85 cities pan-India.
TVS iQube series offers a choice of 3 variants, in 11 colours and 3 charging options, the motorcycle manufacturer said.
Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director, TVS Motor Company, said, “The launch of the new TVS iQube is a testament to our commitment to offering world-class EV technology with never-before intelligent and personalized connected experience. TVS Motor has been investing in electric technologies for more than ten years, and TVS iQube has provided thousands of our customers with an unparalleled electric riding experience.”
TVS iQube base version and iQube S comes with TVS Motor-designed battery specification of 3.4 kWh and delivers a practical 100 km on-road range per charge, the company said.
Options of plug-and-play carry along off-board chargers with 950W and 650W capacity and with charging times of 3 hours and 4.5 hours are also available with TVS iQube ST and TVS iQube S.
“The new TVS iQube series packs a higher range plus multiple charging options and comes with class-leading display and UI options. Additionally, it is loaded with the new age connected features, applications, and connected on-device experience” stated Manu Saxena, Senior Vice President – Future Mobility, TVS Motor Company.
“We have developed the new TVS iQube through our extensive R&D and validation process, to further strengthen TVS Motor’s quality promise,” he added.
The company said its SMARTXONNECTTM platform has been enhanced with improved navigation system, telematics unit, anti-theft and geofencing features.
TVS iQube ST
The top-of-the-line variant, TVS iQube ST is powered by TVS Motor designed 5.1 kWh battery pack and delivers 140 km of on-road range per charge.
TVS iQube ST hosts never-before intelligent ride connectivity with 7” TFT touch screen with 5-way joystick interactivity, music control, proactive notifications including vehicle health, 4G telematics and OTA updates.
The scooter offers infinite theme personalisation, voice assist and TVS iQube Alexa skill set.
TVS iQube ST is available in four new ultra-premium colour options and comes with 1.5kW fast-charging and a generous two-helmet under-seat storage of 32 litres.
TVS iQube S
The TVS iQube S variant comes with TVS Motor designed battery specification of 3.4 kWh and delivers a practical 100 km on-road range per charge.
TVS iQube S offers a 7” TFT, with an intuitive 5-way joystick for interaction, music control, theme personalisation, proactive notifications including vehicle health. It is available in four new colour variants.
TVS iQube base version comes with TVS Motor designed battery specification of 3.4 kWh and delivers a practical 100 km on-road range per charge, 5” TFT with turn-by-turn navigation assist.
The TVS iQube base variant is also available in three colours.