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TVS iQube S Electric Scooter Long-Term Review: Introduction

19 January 2023, 06:57 PM Pratheek Kunder

Intro

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The first time I rode the TVS iQube S was about two years ago. I was visiting Bengaluru for an Ather event, and I wanted to experience the iQube S briefly because the internet was going gaga over it. The good folks of TVS arranged the scooter, and I rode on the crowded streets of Bengaluru. An hour later, I was back with a big grin, and I eventually convinced myself to bring this EV home. While that purchase didn’t happen, something better did. TVS sent us the 2022 iQube S long-termer for a few months, and guess who was the happiest of the lot?

TVS iQube

TVS iQube

  • Mileage - Owner Reported74 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight117 kg
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Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 1,06,568

The Plan

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It is a simple plan – put countless hours and mileage on that digital odometer. I live far off, which means commuting to the office is a highly enduring business – blame the bad roads, long distance, and most importantly, the never-ending traffic. Now, I plan to use the iQube S as a daily commuter, meaning it will do 130km daily. 

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To make that possible, I have installed one charging point at my home parking, and there’s already one point in the office. That said, the claimed range in the eco mode is 100km, and in power mode, it is 75km. My commute is 70 per cent on the highway, and the rest is in the city. So, it will be interesting to see the mode I will fall in love with. 

I’m looking forward to saving some fuel bills because isn’t that why the EVs are becoming famous in India?

The Specs

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The numbers here are good. As mentioned above, the riding range is 100km in eco mode and 75km in power. The claimed top speed of 78kmph happens in power mode, though it will suck more charge from the battery. The battery on this scooter is a lithium-ion one with a usable capacity of 3.4kWh. It takes about 4.5 hours to charge from zero to 80 per cent, and the portable charger comes standard with the scooter. TVS has also loaded the iQube S with some practical features that we will explore in our daily life.

What’s next?

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The iQube S will be ridden extensively this month and the next. The idea is to ride it for 1,000km and see how the e-scooter behaves. Not to mention, this experience will likely assist the BikeWale team in understanding the EV ecosystem and developing a new perspective on this new green business. 

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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