TVS iQube Scooter Recall: Proactive Measures for Enhanced Ride Quality

TVS iQube ST's 5.1 kWh model delivers 150 km range and reaches a top speed of 82 km/h

TVS Motor Company said they’re recalling the renowned iQube electric scooter for an inspection. The recall applies to scooters made between July 10, 2023, and September 09, 2023. The company want to inspect the electric scooters proactively.

TVS will reach out to customers, either directly or through dealers. They’ll check the bridge tube of the units to ensure the scooter rides and handles well over time. Note that the company won’t charge anything if any fixes are necessary.

The company didn’t reveal the number of affected e-scooters. But sales data from last year suggests they sold around 45,000 units between August and October 2023.

TVS recently added three new versions to the iQube lineup. The company priced the 2.2kWh battery pack option at ₹94,999. Another model called iQube ST comes with two battery options: one priced at ₹1.55 lakh and the other at ₹1.83 lakh. Note that all the prices are ex-showroom.

TVS iQube's 3.4 kWh ST version can deliver 100 km on a single charge (Source: TVS iQube)
(Source: TVS iQube)

TVS iQube ST

The 3.4 kWh version of the TVS iQube ST can deliver 100 km on a single charge. Moreover, it takes 2 hours and 50 minutes to charge from 0% to 80%.

In comparison, the 5.1 kWh model boasts the biggest battery in its category, allowing an incredible 150 km range on a single charge. Also, it takes 4 hours and 18 minutes to charge the 5.1 kWh battery from 0% to 80%.

The 5.1 kWh version can reach a maximum speed of 82 km/h, whereas the 3.4 kWh version is limited to 78 km/h.

The iQube ST comes with a 7-inch color TFT touchscreen display, TPMS, connected features, and 32 liters of boot space. Copper Bronze Matte, Coral Sand Satin, Titanium Gray Matte, and Starlight Blue are four color choices in both variants:

TVS iQube 2.2 kWh version offers two color options: Walnut Brown and Pearl White (Source: TVS iQube)

TVS iQube 2.2 kWh

The new base model of TVS iQube has a five-inch color TFT screen. It has features like alerts for vehicle crashes and towing, turn-by-turn navigation, and a 30-liter storage space under the seat. The TVS iQube 2.2 kWh version offers two color options: Walnut Brown and Pearl White.

Final Words

TVS’s statement says they want to ensure the scooter rides well even after an extended use. The company probably made this decision after a video shared online showing a TVS iQube with a broken chassis.

The Indian two-wheeler brand recalled only a specific group of scooters, indicating it’s probably due to a defective batch of parts rather than a problem with the design. However, it’s good to see the company acting promptly after the problem was noticed and doing what’s needed to fix it.