Borrows design cues from the TVS Creon Concept.
Expected to get decent performance and connected features.
The TVS electric scooter (TVS Creon) will go up against Bajaj Chetak and Ather 450.
Remember the good-looking TVS Creon electric scooter concept from the 2018 Auto Expo? Well, the same seems to be heading towards reality as very recently, a test mule of an electric scooter doing test runs has been snapped near TVS’ production facility in Hosur. It is being reported that the said scooter had the whine of an electric motor. Talking of the aesthetics, the front end of the scooter seems to bear the same sporty and sharp styling as seen on the Creon concept. However, it is the rear that looks quite different. The Creon was a highly futuristic-looking concept and the design will be toned down on the final production model nonetheless.
It has been no mystery that TVS Motor Company is working on a new range of electric two-wheelers and this has been confirmed by the company’s officials multiple times. In fact, KN Radhakrishnan, CEO of TVS Motor Company had earlier said that the first electric two-wheeler by the company should be out by the end of the current financial year. That said, if the program is running well on time, we can see the e-scooter by the company latest by March 2020.
The TVS Creon electric scooter concept showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo claimed acceleration time of 0 to 60 kmph in 5.1 seconds. When it comes to range, the claimed figure is 80 km per single full charge. During its unveiling, TVS also announced that the Creon has a fast-charging feature, all thanks to which the battery can be charged to 80 percent in just an hour. The Creon also has connectivity and diagnostics features and these have been developed in collaboration with Intel.
If all this gets carried forward to the final production model, the first electric offering from TVS is certainly going to be an exciting one. TVS Motor Company will be launching a new product on 25th January. While the company has been tight-lipped about its upcoming offering as of now, rumours suggest that it is going to be the BS6 TVS Apache RR 310 spied last month. Now, with the latest sighting, there is a good chance that TVS might surprise us with the launch or unveiling of the said electric scooter. Once launched, the e-scooter will go up against the just launched Bajaj Chetak Electric and the Ather 450 that is currently the benchmark when it comes to electric scooters in India.
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