Second TVS electric scooter launch could be soon if this is what it is believed to be. However, this could be something else as well..
With technology advancing rapidly and the internet making buying and selling super-easy, efficient and improved logistics is the most important segment the new-age market revolves around. And it looks like, among the legacy makers, TVS Motor Company is the one taking it most seriously and making strides to conquer it.
TVS have made their intentions very clear, in recent times, to target the EV space very aggressively. And the images that you see on this page reveal a camouflaged electric scooter test mule being tested near TVS’ manufacturing facility in Hosur. This particular product appears to be targeted towards the B2B and B2C logistics segment.
Since it has been spotted near a TVS factory it is being believed to be a TVS product. However, there is no concrete evidence of the same.
The first impression of the electric test-mule is it is primarily designed as a load-carrier. It is equipped with a flat seat which will aid in loading and carrying cargo or can be fitted with a loading-rack to be utilised to do the same. It also has a flat foot-well at the front which again can be utilised to carry small luggage or cargo.
This new electric scooter wears minimal body panels which adds to its sober minimum styling. It appears to be utilising larger alloy wheels which could possibly be 12″ in diameter. The suspension system seems to be telescopic forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear. It appears to be equipped with a rectangular full digital instrument console as well.
More specifications about this electric scooter are not available as of now. But if this is a TVS product it may have similar specs as that of the iQube. The TVS iQube utilizes a 2.25kWh battery pack that powers a 4.4 kW hub-mounted BLDC motor.
This motor generates 3kW (4 BHP) of power and 140 Nm of torque on demand. The iQube claims to have a range of 75 km on a single charge. We are expecting this load carrying electric scooter to have a larger battery for a higher range.
Remember, this could either be TVS’ second scooter for our market or it could be from some other known or unknown brand. It will directly compete with Honda’s Benly-e electric scooter which is expected to be available in the year 2022.
Source – Rushlane