TVS recently launched the 2022 iQube in the Indian market. It is now available in three variants. There is Base, S, and ST. As of now, you can only book the Base and S variant, the ST variant will be coming soon. The Base variant is priced at Rs. 98,564 and the S variant costs Rs. 1,08,690. Both prices are ex-showroom. Here, we have a video in which the vlogger gives us a walkaround and review of the refreshed electric scooter.
The video is uploaded on YouTube by Pradeep on Wheels. He first gives us a walkaround of the 2022 iQube. Aesthetically, it looks more or less the same as the previous iQube. The only major difference is the colour scheme. There is the same U-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamp, a light bar-styled headlamp in the apron and alloy wheels. There is a disc brake in the front and a drum brake at the rear.
There is a 7-inch TFT touchscreen that is controlled via a five-way joystick. You also get connected technology, music control, notifications etc. The base variant comes with a 5-inch TFT screen which does get a turn-by-turn navigation. The variant that we see in the video is the base variant.
The display is showing a riding range of 98 km and a battery percentage of 93 percent, the host says that he has already ridden the scooter for some time. This is the range in the Eco mode. Then the host shifts into Power mode and the riding range drops to 70 km.
The host says that the foot pegs are wide just like the seat. So, there is enough space for the rider and the pillion. The ground clearance of the iQube is 155 mm which is enough for our Indian roads. You do not get a centre stand as standard, you will have to get it as an accessory. Moreover, there is a side stand cut off function.
The under-seat storage measures 17 litres. You also get a USB charger under the seat. The charger can be stored under the seat. The charging time for the Base variant is around 4 to 4.5 hours. The battery pack now measures 3.08 kWh which is more than the previous version.
Then the rider starts riding the iQube. The host says that the initial acceleration is very good and the rider is in Eco mode right now. It gets regenerative braking because it has a hub motor. So, as soon as the rider leaves the throttle, the scooter starts regenerating.
In Eco mode, the scooter hits a top speed of 51 kmph. In Power mode, 91 kmph is the top speed. The vlogger says that the rear brake is only decent, you will be using the front brake more. It does come with a combi braking system. One advantage that the TVS has over other electric scooters is that it does not cut off the throttle when the brakes are applied. Overall, he is very impressed with the TVS iQube.