Ather 450X vs Bajaj Chetak vs TVS iQube. Comparison of best e-scooters
Ather 450X vs Bajaj Chetak vs TVS iQube, which is the best e-scooter in India? Every electric vehicle enthusiast wants to know this.
In this blog, I have compared Ather 450X vs Bajaj Chetak vs TVS iQube in every possible aspect, such as battery capacity, motor power, range, top speed, charging time, and all other additional features.
So, read this blog and find out, which one is best for you?
The battery is the powerhouse of an electric vehicle. Electricity produced by the rechargeable battery is used to power the motor, which then helps the scooter to move.
Types of Battery used in EVs
The types of batteries that are used in EVs are as follows-
- Lithium-Ion Battery
- Lead-Acid Battery
- Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery
Out of these batteries, EV manufacturers around the world use Lithium-Ion battery the most.
Li-Ion battery is the best choice because of many reasons.
- High energy density: They can be recharged hundreds of times and are more stable.
- Self-Discharge: The rate of self-discharge in Li-Ion cells is much lower than other rechargeable cells.
- Cell Voltage: Li-Ion cells produce a voltage of 3.6 volts, which is very much higher than other options.
- Longer lifespan: The lifespan of these batteries can be as long as eight years, which can save a large amount of money.
- Fast charging time: Li-Ion batteries take less time to charge in comparison with other batteries.
All three scooters- Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak, and TVS iQube have a Li-Ion battery.
Ather 450X: It has an installed battery capacity of 2.9kWh, out of which 2.6kWh is usable. It comes with an advanced Battery Management System(BMS). The BMS helps the scooter to have a higher range, fast charging and increases the standby time.
Also, the battery has 21,700 Li-Ion cells. It comes with three years of warranty, and it is IP67 protected.
Bajaj Chetak: The battery capacity of chetak is 3kWh(48V, 60.3 AH). It has NCA cells (nickel cobalt aluminium oxide).
The company claims that chetak’s battery has a life of 70,000 km. It comes with a warranty of 3 years or 50,000kms. It is also IP67 protected.
TVS iQube: It has three battery packs, with an installed capacity of 2.6kWh and a usable capacity of 2.25kWh. The battery has an aluminium casing and is IP67 protected.
It also has a BMS, which regulates the temperature and provides the best performance. The battery has a life of 50,000 km. It has an inbuilt voltage fluctuation protection. So, it is safe to charge during voltage fluctuations.
It comes with a warranty of 3 years or 50,000kms.
|Ather 450X||Li-Ion||2.9 kWh||yes||yes||3 years|
|Bajaj Chetak||Li-Ion||3 kWh||yes||yes||3 years/ 50,000km|
|TVS iQube||Li-Ion||2.6 kWh||yes||yes||3 years/ 50,000km|
The range of an e-scooter is the number of kilometres it can travel with a fully charged battery. It mainly depends on the average speed of the vehicle.
Ather 450X: It has three different modes- Eco, Ride, and Sport. You will get a distinct range in these three modes.
- Eco mode has a range of 85 km.
- Ride mode has a range of 70km.
- Sports mode has a range of 55 km.
On average, if you drive your scooter for 30km per day, then full charging will last for two days.
Bajaj Chetak: It has a range of 95 km/charge, which means if you drive your scooter for 30km per day, then full charging will last for three days.
TVS iQube: It has two different modes- Eco and Power.
- In eco mode, you will get a range of 75km/charge.
- In power mode, you will get a range of 55km/charge.
So, you can drive a fully charged vehicle for two days if you drive 30km/day.
Nowadays, charging an electric scooter is as easy as charging a mobile phone. All you need is a 5A plug point to recharge most of the e-scooters.
But, fast charging an EV is a big problem in India. Fast public chargers are only available in few cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, and Pune.
That is why most of the companies don’t give a fast charging option in their scooters.
Let’s look at these three scooters.
Ather 450X: You can charge it at any 5A plug point. Ather provides a home charger known as Ather Dot, which will be installed by the company in your home. The Ather Dot uses around 3 kWh of electricity to charge an Ather 450X. That means, one full charge may cost anywhere between ₹12 – ₹20. It takes 6-7 hours to recharge the battery at home.
Fast charging is available in Ather 450X. A fast public charger known as Ather Grid is available in cities where Ather delivers its product. It charges with a speed of 1.45km per minute. In just an hour, you can completely recharge the battery from 0-100% at Ather Grid.
You have to pay a subscription fee per month to use Ather Grid.
Bajaj Chetak: The scooter comes with a home charger, which takes five hours for a complete 100% charge. In 1 hour, the battery gets 25% charged. You can travel for 23 km with 1 hour of charging.
Fast charging is not available in Chetak.
TVS iQube: You can charge this scooter with any 5A plug point. It takes 6 hours for a complete 100% charging. The home charger comes with the scooter.
The fast charging option is not available on iQube.
Bajaj Chetak charger
TVS iQube Home charger
|Full charge||Fast charging|
|Ather 450X||6-7 hours||yes|
|Bajaj Chetak||5 hours||no|
|TVS iQube||6 hours||no|
ATHER 450X getting charged at Ather Grid
The DC electric motor plays an essential role in your electric scooter.
It impacts the top speed, acceleration, power consumption, hill-climbing ability, and performance.
Watts represents the power of a motor. That means motor with high watts will accelerate more quickly, carry more rider weight, and climb steep hills.
Every motor has two kinds of power- Peak power and Sustained or Continuous power.
Peak power is the maximum amount of power the motor can utilize for a short period. It helps during acceleration.
Meanwhile, Sustained power is the highest amount of power the motor can consume continually.
It is one of the most useful measures to compare e-scooters.
Ather 450X: It has PMS(Permanent Magnet Synchronous) motor, with a peak power of 6kW and continuous power of 3.3 kW.
Bajaj Chetak: It has a BLDC(Brushless DC) motor. The continuous rating is 3.8kW, and the peak rating is 4.08kW.
iQube: It also has a BLDC(Brushless DC) motor, with a peak power of 4.4kW and continuous power of 3kW.
|Motor type||Peak power||Continuous power|
|Ather 450X||PMS||6 kW||3.3 kW|
|Bajaj Chetak||BLDC||4.08 kW||3.8 kW|
|TVS iQube||BLDC||4.4 kW||3 kW|
Torque is the force that helps in rotating the wheels of the vehicles. Motors produce maximum torque when the scooter is not in motion, known as Stall Torque.
Ather 450X: It produces a torque of 26Nm.
Chetak: It produces a torque of 16Nm.
iQube: It produces a torque of 33Nm.
Ather 450X: It reaches its top speed of 80+ kmph in warp mode. It is one of the fastest e-scooter.
Chetak: In eco mode, it reaches a top speed of 50kmph, and in sports mode, it has a top speed of 60 kmph.
iQube: It has a top speed of 78kmph, which it achieves in power mode. In eco mode, it has a top speed of 50kmph.
|Ather 450X||80+ kmph|
|Bajaj Chetak||60 kmph|
|TVS iQube||78 kmph|
|Ather 450X||3.3 seconds|
|TVS iQube||4.2 seconds|
Ather 450X: Both the brakes are disc brakes, with a front brake diameter of 200 mm and a rear brake diameter of 190 mm. It has a regenerative braking system.
Chetak: The premium version has both disc brakes while the urban version has a drum rear brake. It has a regenerative braking system.
iQube: The rear brake is a hand-operated internally expanding shoe type, drum brake, and the front brake is a disc. The front brake diameter is 220mm, and the rear brake diameter is 130mm. It also has a regenerative braking system.
|Ather 450X||Disc- 200mm||Disc- 190mm||yes|
|Bajaj Chetak||Disc||Disc in premium version.Drum in urbane version.||yes|
|TVS iQube||Disc- 220mm||Drum- 130mm||yes|
Ather 450X disc brake
|Ather 450X||Mono-Shock suspension|
|Bajaj Chetak||Leading-link suspension|
|TVS iQube||Front-Telescopic. Rear- Hydraulic twin tube shock absorber|
Bajaj Chetak suspension
Ather 450X suspension
|Ather 450X||Aluminium Cast|
|Bajaj Chetak||Clad With Steel Metal|
|TVS iQube||Duplex tubular frame|
|Head Lamp||Turn Signal Lamp||DRLs|
|Ather 450X||7-inch TFT LCD & LED Backlit||yes|
|Bajaj Chetak||Round digital console||no|
|TVS iQube||800x480 tft display with 1000 lux luminous emittance||no|
Ather 450X front console
Bajaj chetak front console
TVS iQube front console
|L x B x H(mm)||Ground clearance||Kerb weight|
|Ather 450X||-||160mm||108 kg|
|Bajaj Chetak||1970x745x1145||145mm||100 kg|
|TVS iQube||1805x645x1140||157 mm||118 kg|
450X handle switch
Chetak handle switch
iQube handle switch
Ather 450x: Snapdragon 212 Quadcore Processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB Storage, Android Open Source OS (AOSP), 4G LTE, 7-inch TFT LCD Screen, Capacitative Touch, Bluetooth 4.2, Ride Stats, GNSS with AGPS, Live Location, Vehicle State Tracking, Welcome Lights, Over the air updates, Onboard Navigation,Auto Indicator off, Guide-me-home lights, Connected Mobile App, Side stand sensor, Theft/Tow detection, Music Control, Call Control, Welcome Lights, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Smart Helmet.
Bajaj Chetak: Rear LED sequential blinkers, 25% battery in 1 hour of charging, Locate the scooter, protect it from theft and receive notifications in case of an accident or unauthorized access, 3 years or 50,000 kms warranty on the Chetak Lithium Ion Batteries, water resistant, reverse gear, and retractable luggage hook.
TVS iQube: Bluetooth Connectivity, Forward & Backward Assist, USB Charging Port, Acceleration of 0 to 40 in just 4.2 seconds, TFT Dashboard, Navigation Assist, Remote Charge Status, Geo Fencing, Mobile App Connectivity, Incoming Call Alerts, and Smart Statistics.
TVS iQube boot space
Ather 450X: It has two buying options.
- Pay ₹99,000 for the scooter, and pay ₹1,999 monthly for the battery subscription. Monthly subscription has many benefits for example- you can get your battery replaced every time it goes below 80% capacity, unlimited Ather Grid charging, all connected services, and over-the-air software upgrades.
- You can pay ₹1,59,000 and get the battery along with the scooter.
The booking amount is ₹2500, and you can book the scooter directly from their official website.
Chetak: The premium option costs ₹ 1,15,000, and the urbane version costs ₹ 1,00,000. The premium version has both disc brakes and a reverse gear.
iQube: The on-road price is ₹1,15,000. It comes with lifetime smart xonnect basic features, one year RSA(Road Side Assistance), standard accessories, and a 1-year smartxonnect advanced subscription. The booking amount is ₹5000.
Ather 450X: Bengaluru, Chennai, pune, kochi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad.
Delhi & Mumbai from December 2020.
Coimbatore from 2021.
Bajaj Chetak: Bengaluru and Pune.
TVS iQube: Bengaluru.