How much better is the new 2022 TVS iQube than Bajaj Chetak, Ather 450X and Ola S1 Pro with a range of up to 181 km? learn here

Indian is one of the fastest emerging countries in terms of Electric Vehicle. Tremendous activity is also being seen in the electric two-wheeler segment in the country. New electric scooters are being launched in India one after the other from new startups to big two-wheeler giants. Recently TVS has also upgraded its existing iQube to compete with Bajaj Chetak Electric, Ather 450, Ola S1 Pro. Where earlier this electric scooter used to offer a single charge range of 75 km, now the company has claimed that the new 2022 model will run up to 140 km on a full charge. With this launch, the competition in the electric two-wheeler segment has further heated up. In such a situation, we are going to give you information about the difference or similar features between these four electric scooters.

If you are also interested in buying a good electric two-wheeler and are confused which electric scooter will be best for you among the new 2022 TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak EV, Ather 450 series and Ola S1 Pro , then we are about to make your job easier. You can find all the details about these three electric scooters below.

TVS iQube vs Bajaj Chetak vs Ather 450 vs Ola S1 Pro

2022 TVS iQube

The base variant of the 2022 TVS iQube electric scooter costs Rs 98,564 (after on-road, FAME II and Delhi government subsidy). Its S variant costs Rs 1,08,690 (after on-road, FAME II and Delhi government subsidy). However, the price of its top-of-the-line ST variant has not been disclosed at the moment. The ex-showroom (Delhi) price of the Standard and S variants is Rs 1,66,564 and Rs 1,76,690 respectively. The scooter comes with 10 color options, which are divided according to the variants. The bookings for the iQube and iQube S variants have already started, while pre-bookings for the iQube ST will be opened later. Both the variants available for pre-booking will be made available in 33 cities in the country at present and will be available in 52 additional cities later.

Talking about the powertrain of TVS iQube, its base and S variants will give a range of 100 km on a single charge, while its top variant, ST will have a single charge range of 140 km. All three variants have more range than the current iQube, which used to deliver 75 km on a single charge. On the other hand, in terms of top speed, the top speed of the base and S variants is 78 kmph, while the ST variant will be able to catch a top speed of 82 kmph. With the scooter, customers will get a choice of three off-board chargers, including 650W, 950W and 1.5kW chargers.

The base variant of the 2022 TVS iQube gets a 5-inch TFT display, which supports turn-by-turn navigation assist. At the same time, iQube S gets a 7-inch TFT display equipped with similar features. However, this variant also gets a joystick along with the display, through which the rider can easily navigate the features. Through this music can be controlled as well as notifications can also be accessed.

Talking about the top variant, iQube ST, it also gets a 7-inch display like the S variant, which comes with a joystick. It also supports voice assist and the TVS iQube Alexa skillset.

Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj has brought back the very popular Chetak scooter from the 90s and this time it has been modernised. The Bajaj Chetak EV Premium model costs Rs 1,53,298 (ex-showroom). Bajaj Chetak electric scooter can be booked online through its official website. The Bajaj Chetak EV is currently being made available for booking in a few cities. The booking was started from Pune and Bengaluru. After this, the company also opened bookings in Aurangabad, Mysore and Mangalore. Now electric scooter is available in many cities.

The Bajaj Chetak EV’s motor comes with a 3800W power rating, which can generate 4,080W of peak power. The company claims that this scooter can cover a distance of 90 kilometers in a single charge and its battery takes 5 hours to be fully charged. Its top speed is 70Kmph. The digital instrument cluster looks very modern and supports Bluetooth connectivity. It also supports GPS and navigation. In this you also get a USB charging port and at the same time it is equipped with parking assist, anti theft system and geo fencing support. One of its specialties is the reverse mode, through which you will not have to use your feet to push it back.

Ather 450X / Ather 450 Plus

Indian startup Ather currently has an electric scooter in its portfolio called the Ather 450X. It also has an ‘affordable’ variant, which the company calls the Ather 450 Plus. There is a difference in power and range along with the price in both. Ather is an Indian electric vehicle manufacturing start-up which is rapidly gaining popularity. The ex-showroom price of both 450X and 450 Plus in Delhi is Rs 1,71,520. However, after adding the performance upgrade kit to the 450X and FAME II and state subsidies on both the models, the on-road prices of both differ.

The company’s two electric scooters 450X and 450 Plus come with many advanced features. The 450X gets 3 riding modes, which include Eco, Ride and Sport. There is a difference in range between these three. The user can get a range of 85KM in Eco mode, 70KM in Ride mode and 60KM in Sports mode. It has a battery of 2.9kWh capacity. Its 6kW capacity motor generates torque of 26Nm. The company claims that this scooter can run 15KM on a 10-minute charge.

At the same time, one of its models comes under the name of Ather 450 Plus. In this variant you get a maximum range of 70KM. Its motor comes with 5.4kW capacity, which generates maximum torque of 22Nm. In this variant, 10 minutes of charge is capable of giving you a ride of 10KM. These scooters come equipped with features like reverse mode, GPS and navigation, central locking system and parking assist. You also get additional features like Bluetooth connectivity, call alerts and music controls in the 450X variant.

Ola S1 Pro

The price of Ola S1 Pro electric scooter, launched in August, is Rs 1,39,999 (ex-showroom). However, this price may vary depending on FAME II and state subsidies.

Ola S1 Pro offers peak power of 8.5kW. The scooter can be upgraded with a 3.97kWh battery through an “optional performance upgrade accessory”, with a claimed range of 181km. Its top speed is 115kmph. It has three riding modes – Normal, Sports and Hyper. It can accelerate from 0-40 kmph in 3 seconds.

Ola Electric does not get a physical key, rather it uses the paired smartphone as a proximity key. Essentially, the electric two-wheeler will automatically lock or unlock when the phone is in close proximity. These two-wheelers also feature a 7-inch touchscreen with multiple microphones, AI speech recognition algorithms and run MoveOS developed by Ola Electric. Rear mono-shock suspension and front single fork suspension with 110/70 R12 tires at both the corners.

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