TVS Motor Company has launched the TVS iQube electric scooter in New Delhi. Available in select dealerships across Delhi, the TVS iQube electric scooter is now available at an on-road price of ₹ 1,08,012 (after FAME II and Delhi state subsidy). This makes the TVS iQube Electric Scooter the first premium electric scooter to be launched in Delhi, compared to its immediate rivals, Bajaj Chetak and Ather 450 X. The iQube electric scooter was launched in Delhi, following the Delhi government's announcement of the new electric vehicle (EV) policy called "Switch Delhi."
"TVS Motor Company is driven by customer-centric innovation. As India moves ahead, its mobility solutions would increasingly be total experience-led, and nowhere is this felt sharper than among the youth of India. Our focus on the "green and connected" youth of India is embodied in the first of the TVS Electric portfolio. TVS iQube Electric is a blend of an advanced electric drivetrain and the next-gen TVS SmartXonnect platform. After its success in Bengaluru, we are thrilled to bring our iQube to Delhi, and are confident to scale great heights," said K N Radhakrishnan, Director and Chief Executive Officer, TVS Motor Company.
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The TVS iQube was launched in January 2020 in Bengaluru. The electric scooter is equipped with a 4.4 kW (6 bhp) electric motor with peak torque output of 140 Nm. Top speed is around 78 kmph, in Sport mode. The battery can be charged to 100 per cent capacity in around 5 hours, and maximum range is claimed at 75 km on a single charge in Eco mode; in Sport mode, range is claimed at 55 km.
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The TVS iQube electric scooter also gets the next-generation TVS SmartXonnect platform with Bluetooth connectivity, advanced TFT instrument console, and dedicated TVS iQube app, which offers features like geo-fencing, remote battery charge status, navigation assist, last parked location, and incoming call and text message alerts. The iQube also gets innovative features like Q-park assist, day and night display, regenerative braking and LED headlights and taillights. The TVS iQube can be booked online, through the website, or at select dealerships with a booking amount of ₹ 5,000.
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TVS Motor Company is providing iQube customers with a comprehensive charging support, ranging across multiple charging options. Customers can avail of SmartXHome, which offers a dedicated home charging solution with Bluetooth connectivity, live charging status and radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled security. Currently there are charging locations installed across seven locations in Delhi. The company is also looking at developing an expansive public charging ecosystem in the city, by expanding the charging network with additional dealers partners.