TVS iQube review, road test

    A full road test reveals what is perhaps the most tempting EV offering out there.

    Published on Jul 29, 2021 08:00:00 AM

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    What sets the iQube apart from every other two-wheeler that’s priced close to it is the TFT display. Superbikes from big Japanese brands still feature LCDs, whereas this Indian electric scooter gets a sharp colour screen. It comes with its own app that enables smartphone connectivity. With this, it displays turn-by-turn navigation, call and SMS alerts, trip information and more. It also shows information like the strength of your smartphone’s network and battery level. All that this display needs is a software update that’ll help it boot up quicker and fix the issue where it switches from night mode to day mode under streetlights. Other than those minor bugs, the display is perfect and a great addition to this scooter.

     

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    A TFT with turn-by-turn navigation, SMS and call alerts and more is brilliant at this price point.

     

    Like many other EVs, the TVS iQube gets a park assist function. This function has its own dedicated button that lets you switch between reverse and forward mode. The speed is limited to 3kph in reverse, while it goes up to 10kph in the forward direction. The scooter also has a USB charging port in the underseat storage area. 

    The iQube comes with a portable charging cable, but if you want a more permanent solution you’ll have to get the Smartxhome system that will cost you an additional Rs 10,000. While the optional charging system doesn’t provide faster charging, it does feature an RFID security feature, which means no one else can use your charger. TVS has said that fast charging affects the life of the lithium-ion batteries in the scooter, which is why it currently doesn’t support it.

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