There is a lot of competition in the electric scooter market, with major manufacturers releasing some awesome models. You have manufacturers like Ather, Ola, TVS, and Bajaj, amongst others. Each manufacturer’s models have something unique about them. Whether it is style, range, mileage or features, the modern-day EVs are fast emerging as an ideal vehicle for the budget-conscious commuter. Most of these electric scooters have a decent range, and are good for city commutes. Two such models are the Bajaj Chetak and the TVS iQube electric. Manufactured by Bajaj and TVS respectively, these scooters have an impressive range and a host of other features.
TVS iQube vs. Bajaj Chetak Electric Comparison
|Bike||Price||Range||Top Speed||Charging Time|
|TVS iQube||Rs.1.23 Lakh onwards||145 km||80 kmph||7 hours|
|Bajaj Chetak||Rs 1 lakh onwards||90 km||70 kmph||5 hours|
Price and Availability
TVS iQube – Starting at Rs 1.25 lakhs ex-showroom and going up to Rs 1.61 lakhs, this scooter comes in 3 variants, including the iQube Electric ST and the iQube Electric S. The top model is the iQube Electric STD, costing over Rs 1.61 lakhs. The final on-road price of this scooter depends on the city and state you purchase it in.
Bajaj Chetak -This scooter is available in India at a cost of Rs 1 lakh. Fitted with some amazing amenities and features, this scooter has been referred to as the conveyance of the future. The final on-road price of the scooter is subject to the city and state it is sold out of.
TVS iQube – Resembling any generic scooter, this one, however, comes with a bunch of new features. Futuristic looking courtesy a sleek headlight and tail lamp design, this scooter’s handlebar cowl has a U-shaped LED DRL. In addition, it has a spacious footboard,luggage hooks, a roomy seat and enough underseat storage.
Bajaj Chetak – This scooter looks very similar to the petrol-engined Chetak, the only difference being that one runs on an ICE engine and the other depends on an electric motor. You get LED headlamps and tail lamps, and an overall neo-retro design and feel. This scooter is a head-turner on roads.
TVS iQube – This scooter gives you a range of 145 kms on a single full charge.
Bajaj Chetak – This scooter has a range of 90 km, which is considerably lower than that of the TVS iQube.
TVS iQube – You get this scooter in 7 different and vivid colours, namely Titanium Grey, Copper Bronze, Lucid Yellow, Racing Red, Mercury Grey, Mint Blue, and Pearl White.
Bajaj Chetak – You get this scooter in 4 colours, namely Hazelnut, Velluto Russo (Red), Indigo Metallic (Blue) and Brooklyn Black
TVS iQube – Expect a top whack of 78 kmph from this scooter that takes a little over 8 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 kmph.
Bajaj Chetak – The Bajaj Chetak goes from 0-40 kmph in 3.9 seconds, and has a top speed of around 70 kmph.
TVS iQube -You can charge this scooter from 0-80% in around 4 and a half hours, and charge it from 0-100% in approximately 7 hours.
Bajaj Chetak – You can charge this scooter from 0-100% in a little over 5 hours. If you opt for fast charging, you can charge it up to 25% in around 60 minutes.
TVS iQube -This scooter has the latest lithium-ion technology, and its battery capacity is around 3.04 kWh. You may use either a regular charger or a fast charger with this scooter.
Bajaj Chetak – This scooter has a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 48V, 60.3 Ah. The battery supports both regular and fast charging.
TVS iQube – Digital Odometer, Reverse mode, Stand, Alarm, Stepped Seat.
Bajaj Chetak – Bluetooth, GPS, Anti-theft alarm, digital instrument console, rounded touch screen, geofencing, cruise control, clock, DRLs, voice assistant, central locking, mobile app, artificial sound, parking assist, USB charging port, Tamper alert, Gen fencing, Locate your Chetak, Remote keyless entry, Over the air updates, Notification alerts, Map-based navigation, Touch-sensitive buttons.
TVS iQube – Autocar has given this scooter a positive review, claiming that it is incredibly quiet and ergonomic.
A user has provided a long-term review on Team BHP, praising this scooter and highlighting its positives like good suspension, wide footboard, riding position, good pillion experience, nice mirrors, enough storage space, good range and a robust network for after-sales service.
Bajaj Chetak – EV Duniya has given a very detailed review of this scooter, which is a must-read for anyone considering a purchase.
Autocar has reviewed this scooter, calling it comfortably familiar, and a great overall vehicle.