How to choose the right electric scooter?
- Choose a scooter for your usage
- Performance is key to choosing your electric scooter
- Charging times and the ease of it
- Smart connected features
- Test ride before you choose
If you’ve heard any of the chatter in the cyber world and off it, it’s possibly been about an invisible virus that has changed the way we live. But, coming in a close second is a new world powered by energy we’ve lived with for years and, more importantly, exhausts that no longer pollute. Electric vehicles, especially of the two-wheel kind has swept the headlines, but there are many questions that still play on everyone’s minds about Evs.
In the span of just a few months, electric vehicles have gone from an unlikely futuristic dream to the solution that is ready to solve your mobility woes in the present. There’s no denying the fact that it is still early days, but the marketplace is already rife with options. How do you choose an electric scooter for yourself can seem like a daunting task. It isn't as simple as just typing "top electric scooter in India" into the search bar. There's a lot more to consider for your ride of choice. We try and address the basics here with the five most important questions to keep in mind, if you are curious to become a part of this electric experience.
Choose a scooter for your usage
The scooter could be the backbone of your family. It could be the one set of keys that gets all the essential commutes done, whether it is to drop the kids to school, grocery runs, a trip to the gym or the daily commute to work and back. For some, it could be the lifeline for every neighbourhood chore that you can think of.
Knowing what's the primary need for your vehicle is very important, because some scooters may come with range and speed but are not nearly as smart or silent as the others. To put a number down, the average urban user commutes roughly 25-30km a day. If you think that number sounds good, you can look up the range promises that electric scooters make and match the two to narrow down on your choices.
The TVS iQube electric scooter matches most expectations with the promise to 2 to 3 days of hassle-free commuting with its 75km range. And it isn’t just the range that makes this ride special, there are a bunch of smart features too, like incoming call alerts and navigation assist that makes your everyday ride convenient as well.
Performance is key to choosing your electric scooter
We don’t know how important it is to you, but performance is pretty important to us at TVS. If you haven’t heard, we have a long racing history that date back to 1982 and TVS Racing is something that is very close to our hearts.
While electric vehicles aren’t quite ready for the race track, yet, it sure helps to have a bit of punch when you roll on that throttle. A 0-40kph dash on the TVS iQube electric scooter is achieved in a little over four seconds. And there isn’t any waiting for the power to kick in – it’s always there. Add to that great riding dynamics and suspension to give you the most comfortable ride regardless of what road conditions are like in your city.
So, whether you're just talking pick-up or how sturdy it is, you should choose an electric scooter that perfectly matches your preferences. Choosing one from people who know a thing or two ticking these boxes and have been in the business for a while is always a good starting point. TVS has been making scooters for more than 25 years, since 1994 to be precise, and when you do something day in and out, you tend to be good at it.
Charging times and the ease of it
Everyone's lifestyle is different. While some like to take things slow, others live life in the fast lane. Either way, you need to be topped up on charge, just like your cellphone or your smartwatch or your laptop for that matter.
An overnight charge will set you up for anything that the day can throw at you, but access to charging infrastructure around the city and having the convenience of topping up via a wall charger, these are things that truly put your mind at ease.
It’s exactly with this in mind that the TVS iQube Electric scooter was designed – enough range on offer and the option for a portable charger to make sure you have absolute control of your ride and can keep it topped up, no matter where your day takes you.
Smart connected features
EVs today are not just about getting from one place to another. The new generation of electric scooters are all about being smart. From basics like navigation systems to newer security features like geofences, your commute will change once you choose to go electric. Not to mention the fact that it feels so much better too.
You need to ride an electric scooter like the TVS iQube to experience the peace of mind a silent ride, with no vibrations has. On the other hand, it has every convenience you could think of on a scooter. You may need to pull out a pen and paper to jot down the features you want from your scooter, add a few more for kicks and go out to find one that says yes to all of them. Possibly, even does some more. Yes, it’s going to be a long list to explore, especially with the TVS iQube.
Test ride before you choose
Like they say, the proof is in the pudding. You need to be able to have a taste before you sign off a cheque, right? We understand that nothing beats a hands-on experience when it comes to riding. Especially when it is to experience a new feeling, because that is what an electric scooter offers.
Once you have taken an electric scooter for a test ride, several questions that you’ve had in your head are answered instantly and this also helps you figure out which of your options feels the best.
While you could head down to the dealership and do this the old-fashioned way, the TVS iQube electric scooter can also meet you at your doorstep and bring that experience to the comfort of your home. It’s easier to make a choice when you have complete piece of mind, right? And, it is likely that once you’ve gone electric, you aren’t going back. Add to this, knowing where and who is going to help service and take care of your vehicle, and if they will help bring out the best in every journey.
Go on ahead book yourself a test ride with the TVS iQube. It will be a pleasant surprise.
We hope this checklist helps you narrow down your search for an electric scooter and sets you off on your first step towards a new experience. There are other factors to keep in mind though and those will be best answered by your situation and exact nature of usage. But these are more questions of fine tuning your electric journey.
Whether it is pure acceleration that matters to you or smart technology to help make every ride more convenient, whether your commute takes you through less than perfect roads or you want to enjoy a quiet ride through the neighbourhood without disturbing anyone, there's an electric scooter for every occasion.
The power of electric mobility is here, and it is here to stay. If these questions resonate with you and you need try out a smart, silent and convenient electric scooter, look no further. A test ride for the TVS iQube electric is just three clicks away. And if you are still wondering whether this really is a good time to go electric, read here