Auto Expo 2023: The 2023 iQube ST has been unveiled by TVS at the Auto Expo 2023. Here is all we know about the new flagship EV from the Hosur-based two-wheeler manufacturer. The TVS iQube ST gains voice assistance and TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) for 2023. Other than that, the e-scooter appears to be essentially unaltered from the model displayed last year. It therefore receives the same design with a splash of modern elements. You receive a single-piece seat, a grab rail, and all-over LED lighting. It is powered by a 4.56kWh battery coupled to a 3kW motor. According to TVS, the iQube ST has a top speed of 82 km/h and a maximum range of 145 kilometres. The battery may be charged up to 80% using a standard charger in four hours and six minutes.
There are presently three versions of the TVS iQube available: Standard, S, and ST. The top-spec ST model comes with a larger 4.56 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, compared to the base version and the iQube S's 3.04 kWh battery pack. On a single charge, they are said to have a maximum range of 100 kilometres, 100 kilometres, and 145 kilometres, respectively.
The ST trim still has Bluetooth connectivity, a USB connector for charging, geo-fencing, theft alarm, turn-by-turn navigation, ride modes, phone alerts, audio control, incognito mode, park assist, and more in addition to the newly added features. On the TFT console of the e-scooter, all of these features are accessible. The braking system consists of a single front disc and a rear drum unit, and it is supported by telescopic front forks and dual rear shocks. The latter is placed on 12-inch alloy wheels with front and rear tyres measuring 90/90.
Notably, in May of last year, TVS Motor Company updated the iQube electric scooter with a larger battery pack, additional functions, varieties, and cosmetic improvements. With the given makeover, the TVS iQube's sales have steadily increased over the months, and it just had its highest-ever sales in December 2022.
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The standard TVS iQube costs Rs 99,130, while the 'S' variant costs Rs 1.04 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom-Delhi). The TVS iQube competes with the Ola S1, the Ather 450X, the Bajaj Chetak, the Hero Vida V1, and others. The asking price for the 2023 iQube ST will be announced by the bikemaker very soon. Stay tuned for the latest updates.