TVS X electric scooter launched at Rs 2.50 lakh

The TVS X can reach a top speed of 105 km/h and can cover 140 km on a single charge.

TVS has launched its second electric scooter called, ‘X’ in the Indian market. With a price tag of Rs 2.50 lakh, the new TVS X is the most expensive e-scooter in India and is not eligible for the FAME-II subsidy.

The TVS X is based on the company’s new ‘Xleton’ architecture. It uses an all-new aluminium alloy frame that is said to be 2.5 times stiffer than a conventional frame. The e-scooter has a wheelbase of 1,285 mm and a ground clearance of 175 mm. The seat is set at a height of 770 mm, with an underseat storage capacity of just 19 litres.

The TVS X certainly looks exciting though. The design is inspired by the Creon concept that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. It has a vertical LED headlight with sequential turn indicators on either side and additional daytime running lights. It has a maxi-scooter look featuring sporty, dual-tone bodywork and a stepped seat. The rear sub-frame and brake calipers are painted blue.

The TVS X has a tilt-adjustable 10.25-inch touchscreen instrument console with an in-built NavPro navigation system. It supports games, live video streaming and browsing. The X also comes with several safety features like an anti-theft alarm, speed limiter, overspeed alerts, fall alert, geo-fencing, auto-locking, tow alert, live vehicle location sharing and a PIN-based unlocking system. It also gets cruise control.

The TVS X uses a 4.44 kWh nickel-manganese-cobalt battery pack offering a range of 140 km. It powers a ram-air-cooled permanent magnet mid-drive motor that generates a continuous power of 9.38 BHP and a peak output of 14.75 BHP. There are three riding modes: Xtealth, Xtride and Xonic. TVS claims the X can sprint from 0-40 km/h in 2.6 seconds and 0-60 km/h in 4.5 seconds, while its top speed is 105 km/h.

According to TVS, a 3 kW home charger can recharge the battery to 50% in less than an hour. It takes about 3 hours and 40 minutes to charge the battery to 80% using a 950-watt charger.

The e-scooter comes with a telescopic fork at the front and a single-sided swingarm with an offset mono-shock at the rear. It rides on 12-inch alloy wheels shod with 100/80 and 110/80 section tyres at the front and rear, respectively. Braking is handled by 220 mm front and 195 mm rear disc brakes, supported by single-channel ABS.

The first 2,000 buyers will receive the ‘First Edition’. They will also be able to avail of the ‘TVS X Club Concierge Service’. For an additional Rs 18,000, customers can get a Garmin smartwatch.

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