In January 2020, we have witnessed multiple launches of the new electric four and two-wheelers. In the two-wheeler space, the most talked about products are the newly-launched Bajaj Chetak and TVS iQube electric scooters. Both vehicles are arch rivals and have been priced quite competitively. Here, we have put these two alongside to find out which one makes a better deal.
- TVS iQube is relatively cheaper than the Chetak Premium.
- The Chetak promises 20km more range than the iQube on a single charge.
- The battery charging time of both models is 5 hours (via 5 Amp power socket).
- The battery packs of both scooters come with the standard 3 year warranty.
TVS iQube Vs Bajaj Chetak – Prices
The all-new iQube has been made available in a single variant priced at Rs 1.15 (on-road Bengaluru). The Chetak electric, on the other hand, comes in two variants – Urbane and Premium. The former costs Rs 1 lakh and the latter one is available at Rs 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune and Bengaluru).
TVS iQube Vs Bajaj Chetak – Powertrain
TVS’s new electric scooter uses a 4.4kW electric motor delivering a claimed torque of 140Nm. In order to optimize the range by adjusting power output, the vehicle offers two riding modes – Power and Economy. The Chetak electric comes with a 4kW electric motor with a 3kWh battery pack. It pushes out power worth 5.1PS and a peak torque of 16Nm. It comes with Eco and Sport riding modes.
TVS iQube Vs Bajaj Chetak – Range, Top Speed
While the iQube is claimed to deliver a range of 75km on a single charge, the Chetak offers 95km (Sport mode) on a full charge. The new TVS electric scooter can do 40kmph from standstill in 4.2 seconds, while attaining a top speed of 78kmph. Bajaj’s new e-scooter offers a top speed of 60kmph.
TVS iQube Vs Bajaj Chetak – Charging Time
Both electric scooters take around 5 hours to get fully charged via a 5 Ampere power socket. Bajaj is providing a home charging station at a ‘nominal cost’. TVS and Bajaj are offering a 3 year warranty on the battery packs.
TVS iQube Vs Bajaj Chetak – Features
Both electric scooters offer smartphone connectivity features along with geo-fencing and geo-tagging. The iQube features LED headlamps integrated on the front apron, LED DRLs, a black cowl between the handles and LED taillamps. The Chetak electric, on the other hand, carries a retro-style round headlamp, LED DRLs with chrome bezel surround, large grab rails, curvy side panels and a single piece seat.