Within the “next 12 quarters,” TVS Motor Company intends to increase the selection of electric two-wheelers it offers (i.e. 3 years). K N Radhakrishnan, CEO of TVS, stated at a recent analyst meeting that the business wants to have electric vehicles in “every sector” and that it is aggressively changing its EV strategy on both the local and international fronts. The domestic two-wheeler manufacturer will launch its new electric models in numerous industrialized countries, including the US, Europe, and Japan, in addition to its current export markets.
The next electric model from TVS, according to him, would be a “nice bike with the participation of BMW, which is totally created by us and is for the worldwide market.” The business will raise TVS iQube e-scooter manufacturing to 25,000 units by March 2023 in addition to working on its new EV product. For the electric scooter, the business now has 25,000 reservations.
Launched in January 2020, the TVS iQube saw an upgrade in the middle of 2022. With a 3.4kWh battery and 4.4kW electric motor, the scooter has a range of 75km after a full charge. The bigger 5.1kWh battery was included in the most powerful iQube ST model. It maintains a top speed of 78 kph (basic model in Power mode) and 82 kph when accelerating from 0 to 40 kph in 4.2 seconds (top-end ST variant).
Along with a reverse mode, the scooter has two riding modes: economy and power. The regenerative braking system has improved it. With the iQube, the business is providing three charging options: 650W, 950W, and 1.5W. (ST only).
An “next-gen TVS SmartXonnect platform” with a 5.0-inch TFT instrument cluster and the TVS iQube software has been installed on the e-scooter. Both of these provide the user access to services like geo-fencing, navigation assistance, incoming call and SMS notifications, last park position, and more. At the moment, it is available in three colours: Titanium Grey Glossy, Shining Red, and Pearl White.
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