With the start of 2020, we have got multiple launches in the electric sector. These include a number of mainstream brands investing in Two-wheeler and Four-wheelers electric vehicle. The Bajaj Chetak and the TVS iQube are the most talked about products in the two-wheeler market. They have been priced pretty competitively and they make a tough choice when putting against each other.
Why should you Go Electric?
The biggest difference is the price. The Bajaj Chetak has been priced somewhat above the TVS iQube. But the Bajaj offers some more features over the TVS iQube. The vehicle comes with a 3-year warranty. The fast charge within 5 hrs. Also, the running cost of an electric vehicle is far less than the running cost of conventional fuel vehicles. With the rising cost of fuel prices, an electric vehicle will cost more at the initial stage but the running cost will be low and this will result in long term returns.
The TVS iQube has been introduced as a single variant scooter. It is priced at Rs 1.15 (ex-showroom). The Bajaj Chetak Electric comes with two variants. The Urbane is priced at Rs 1 lakh and the Premium variant is priced at Rs 1.15 lakh. The price difference puts the Bajaj on top as the vehicle gets two variants and it gives more options.
The TVS iQube use a 4.4kW electric motor. This generates a wheel torque of 14 Nm. The Bajaj Chetak has a motor of 4kW. This is paired with a 3kWh battery pack. The motor generates peak torque of 16 Nm. this also comes with riding modes namely Eco and Sport. The TVS scooter has eco and power mode. The range changes depending on the modes.
The TVS iQube has a range of 75 km. The Bajaj Chetak claims a range of 95 km on a single charge. The 0-40 on the TVS iQube comes at 4.2 sec. The top speed of the scooter is 78 km. this has been capped for the range reasons. The Baja Chetak has a top speed of 60 km/hr in Eco mode. The charging time of both the scooter is almost the same at around 5 hr. They are compatible with home charging stations. The batteries of both the scooters come with 3 years warranty.
The electric scooters have a number of features which include smartphone connectivity. Both the scooters get Geo-Fencing and Geo Tagging. The iQube has Headlamps in the front Apron and LED daytime running lights. The vehicle also a black cowl between the handles and LED tail lamps. The Bajaj Chetak Electric has a retro styling. It gets a round headlamp and LED daytime running lights with chrome bezels. The grab rails are large and follow the curvy side panels. The Bajaj Chetak gets a single-piece seat.