TVS Motors plans to launch its electric scooter, the TVS Creon, sometime in the current financial year itself. Powered by a pack of three lithium-ion batteries the Creon promises to provide 80 km range when fully charged.
TVS showcased the sporty and feature-rich Creon electric scooter concept at the 2018 Auto Expo where it attracted a lot of attention. It is now set to make it to the production line.
K N Radhakrishnan, president, CEO and additional whole-time director, TVS Motor Company, confirmed that they are planning to introduce their first electric vehicle in the current financial year.
TVS said the technologies were developed in collaboration with Intel. The concept scooter featured an advanced TFT screen that displays plenty of information including speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, battery health status, etc.
The concept model also featured GPS navigation and Geo fencing which will most probably not make it to the production variant. The concept of electric scooter also featured three custom ride modes, regenerative braking, park assist, cloud connectivity and also anti-theft features.
On the styling, the concept electric scooter featured a wide apron towards the front and a wide handlebar like in a motorcycle that will help add a sporty riding posture. The concept scooter also featured diamond cut alloy wheels, telescopic front forks, all LED lighting and under seat storage space.
Although we are not exactly sure at this moment but expect the upcoming TVS Creon to rely on petal-type disc brakes towards both front and rear to bring it to a halt. A single channel ABS will most probably also be offered as standard. The TVS Creon electric scooter will be powered by an electric motor which will be connected to a pack of three Lithium-ion batteries.
The electric motor will generate around 12 kW (16.32 Ps) of power.
The electric scooter will be capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 km in 5.1 seconds and it will provide a range of 80 km when fully charged. The battery can be recharged up to 80 per cent within 60 minutes.