TVS X launched, priced at Rs 2.5 lakh
TVS Motor Company has launched its flagship e-scooter in the market. Now it is called the X, priced at Rs 2.5 lakh. It comes in a single variant with a 4.44kWh battery and gets single-channel ABS, a 10.2-inch HD display and an LED headlight including DRLs. This maxi-scooter-styled offering is a performance-oriented premium scooter that has been developed from the ground up and will cater to the enthusiast.
TVS X design
The design hasn’t changed much from what we saw in the concept variant. It gets the same bold look albeit with slight changes. TVS claims that the scooter has a class-leading low aerodynamic coefficient. The front gets an LED headlight including daytime running lights and sequential side indicators. The scooter also gets lever guards adding to the sporty appeal. At the rear, it also gets a single-side rear swingarm.
TVS X features
As e-scooters go these days, the X also comes packed with a long list of features. Features like navigation and mobile connectivity are integrated into the 10.2-inch digital HD+ display that can also be tilted to a degree that the rider prefers. Not only that, but TVS has added support for surfing the browser, playing videos, games, and music and it also includes a wellness app that plays soothing music when you are on the ride. You can also personalise your homepage by choosing widgets, wallpapers and special audio and video when you turn on the scooter.
In terms of safety features, when you are on the move you get speed limit alerts, overspeeding alerts, DND, crash and fall alerts, etc. When the vehicle is stopped, you get features like Geo-fencing, tow and theft alerts and location sharing as well. In addition to this, it also gets features like single-channel ABS, hill-hold feature and cruise control.
There are four ways with which you can unlock your scooter and you also have the option of sharing the digital key with your friends and family.
TVS X chassis
The X is built on the new Xleton platform and the frame is made out of high-strength aluminium alloy. TVS says they have worked extensively on the chassis, claiming that the frame is 2.5 times as stiff as typical two-wheelers, giving it a very high stiffness-to-weight ratio. It also has a low centre of gravity making the scooter easier to manoeuvre. The suspension includes telescopic forks at the front and an offset monoshock at the rear. TVS also showcased the new tyre compound that was made specifically for the X fitted on the 12-inch wheels.
TVS X powertrain
The TVS X gets a 4.44kWh battery and the motor gets a segment first, ram air cooling. The e-motor has 9.38bhp nominal power and 14.7bhp peak power with 40Nm of torque. It goes from 0-60kmph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 105kmph and gets a 140km IDC claimed range. TVS has added three ride modes – Xtealth, Xtride and Xonic and the X also gets selective regen. In terms of charging, TVS is claiming a time of 0 to 50 per cent in 50 minutes with the optional add-on 3 kW fast charger. With the standard portable charger, you get 0 to 80 per cent in 4 hours 30 minutes.
TVS X price and rivals
Bookings for the TVS X are open now on the TVS website with an introductory price of Rs 2.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Bengaluru) with the portable 950W chargers at Rs 16,275. A 3kW Smart X Home rapid charger is also available as an option but prices haven’t been revealed yet. The deliveries will begin in November starting from Bengaluru. As for the rivals, this is the most powerful scooter in the segment and is thus priced at a premium as well. The closest rival to this would be Ather's 450X which gets a 3.7kWh battery.