TVS will be unveiling their first electric scooter in India on January 25 and it is a pretty conventional looking scooter expected to borrow some bits from the Jupiter.
TVS has quite a busy month end lined up ahead of them. The company will be launching the BS6 Apache RTR 160 in India on January 30. They have also revealed the BS6 Star City Plus on their website. Apart from these, there’s something else that the company has lined up for us and it is perhaps the most important of the lot. TVS has just put out a short video teasing its first upcoming electric scooter – the brand’s first ever – and it will be showcased in India on January 25.
The teaser video does not reveal much about the upcoming e-scooter. Its only shows a blurry form of a conventionally styled scooter riding past text that reads “Charge. Life. Coming Soon.” Now TVS had earlier shown off an e-scooter concept called the Creon at the 2018 Auto Expo. However, from the looks in the teaser, this electric scooter is certainly not the Creon as it does not appear anywhere as radical as the Creon concept.
The electric scooter in the teaser appears to be a more conventional looking scooter. TVS was spied testing an electric scooter a couple of years ago and we believe it is going to be that model only. The upcoming model will be a full-size TVS scooter, evident from its large overall proportions in our spy shots. This new electric-scooter is expected to share a lot of part with the TVS Jupiter. It will come with a spacious but a stepped seat. The scooter is also expected to be equipped with a new monoshock suspension for the rear and drum brakes.
From spy images seen before, the electric scooter will have flush-fitted turn indicators, a roomy flat floorboard and handy bag storage hooks. It is also expected to come with premium bits like alloy wheels with tubeless tyres as standard. The batteries will most likely be placed under the seats but how much storage space remains after that remains to be seen.
It would be interesting to see how TVS prices this electric scooter and whether it undercuts the likes of the Bajaj Chetak and the Ather 450. Given the simple design and mechanicals in the spy shots, we could also assume that this would be the company’s entry-level electric scooter offering undercutting the aforementioned e-scooters, with the Creon being a direct rival in the future.