Introduced as an advancement in the electric scooter market, the TVS iQube S has garnered attention for its high-speed capabilities, features, and comfort. This review delves into its performance, discussing range, speed modes, handling, and more. Is the TVS iQube S a worthwhile contender among high-speed electric scooters? Find out here.
In this Article, We’ll share the complete TVS iQube S review, particularly the “S” variant, which is priced at around Rs. 1,38,883 (On Road, Delhi, including FAME-II subsidy).
Design and Comfort:
The TVS iQube S boasts an appealing design. The front is equipped with an all-LED setup, featuring an LED headlamp and LED indicators. The headlamp offers sufficient illumination, while the mirrors provide a clear view of the rear.
Comfort is a priority, with a seat height of 770mm ensuring easy reach. The footboard area is spacious, and hooks are provided for carrying bags. Passenger comfort is also considered, with well-placed foot pegs and ergonomic rear grab handles.
Practicality is enhanced by a sizable under-seat storage compartment that can easily accommodate a half-face helmet and the scooter’s charger. Moreover, a USB charging socket is available for convenient phone charging. The scooter boasts a 7-inch TFT digital instrument cluster that displays a wealth of information, including real-time speed and battery percentage. The Smart X Connect feature offers connectivity options, providing 35 connected scooter functionalities.
Performance and Features:
While the handlebar position is suitable for the segment, taller riders might find it slightly challenging during turns. The rear features LED taillights and indicators, along with substantial grab handles for the pillion. However, it’s worth noting that the scooter lacks a swappable battery option for at-home charging convenience.
The TVS iQube S rides on 12-inch alloy wheels, both front and rear, supported by dual fork telescopic suspensions at the front and an adjustable hydraulic twin-tube shock absorber at the rear. Control-wise, the left side features switches for headlights, indicators, and a horn, accompanied by a 5-way adjustable joystick for instrument cluster navigation. On the right, you’ll find controls for hazard lamps and a dedicated button for the PARK assist feature, allowing limited-speed reverse movement. Additionally, a mode button switches between ECO and POWER modes.
Powering the TVS iQube S is a 4.4 kW BLDC hub motor coupled with a lightweight 3.04 kW Lithium-ion battery. While the company claims a range of about 100 km, real-world usage can stretch it to around 105 km. In ECO mode, the scooter achieves a maximum speed of 50 km/h, suitable for city traffic. In POWER mode, the top speed increases to 80-90 km/h, albeit with a reduced range of about 75 km.
Suspension and Brakes:
The suspension setup is relatively soft, providing decent ride quality, though it can feel harsh when encountering speed bumps at higher speeds. The front features twin-fork telescopic suspension, while the rear incorporates an adjustable hydraulic twin-tube shock absorber. The TVS iQube S employs a combination of disc and drum brakes, with a 220mm disc at the front and drum brakes at the rear. An included REGEN braking mode aids in extending battery life and range by up to 10%.
Charging and Handling:
Charging the non-removable battery takes approximately 4.5 hours to reach 80% capacity. In terms of handling, the scooter offers a confident riding experience. Its manoeuvrability is highlighted by its ability to smoothly execute turns even at a speed of 45-50 km/h.
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At a price point of Rs. 1,38,883, the TVS iQube S stands as a dependable electric scooter, particularly appealing to those seeking a high-speed commuting option. With a real-world range exceeding 100 km, it’s suitable for daily city use and even for older riders. The scooter’s aesthetics and attention-grabbing design make it a head-turner. Overall, the TVS iQube S presents a compelling option in the high-speed electric scooter segment.
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