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TVS iQube ST vs Ola S1 Pro vs Ather 450X Specification Comparison


Right in the midst of an electric revolution, how do these e-scooters fare against each other, at least on paper? Let’s find out.

Ather 450X Ola S1 Pro TVS iQube ST Comparison

It is definitely safe to say that we are currently witnessing an electric revolution in the Indian two-wheeler market and there are three prominent models that are locked in a close fight for the lead. While Ola and Ather have compelling lifestyle offerings for the existential millennial in the form of the S1 Pro and 450X, respectively, TVS took the opposite approach by developing an exact replacement for an ICE family scooter with the iQube Electric. Let’s take a look at how these scooters fare when pitted against each other on paper.

Drivetrain

Ather 450X Ola S1 Pro TVS iQube ST Comparison
 

Specifications

Ola S1 Pro

TVS iQube ST

Ather 450X

Motor

5.5 kW Mid-drive IPM motor

3 kW BLDC hub mounted

3.3 kW PMSM

Peak Power

8.5kW

4.4kW

6kW

Battery Capacity

3.97kWh

4.56kWh

2.9kWh

Charging Time

6:30 hr (0-100%)

4:06 hr (0-80%)

5:45 hr (0-100%)

Claimed Range (Real world)

135km

145km

85km

Torque

58Nm

33Nm

26Nm

0-40kmph

3 seconds

4.2 seconds

3.3 seconds

Top Speed

115kmph

82kmph

80kmph

The Ola S1 Pro is definitely the most powerful scooter among the three and that clearly reflects in the performance figures. However, the TVS iQube ST offers the highest claimed real world range, which is a major contributing factor when choosing an EV. While the 0-100 percent charging time is not available for the iQube ST, it has similar charging time as the Ather and Ola scooters, however, TVS also offers an option of a 1500W charger which reduces charging time to 2:30 hours (0-80 percent). The Ather on the other hand, despite having lower torque and power outputs, manages to offer impressive acceleration, which implies it’s focus on good city usability.

Underpinnings

Ather 450X Ola S1 Pro TVS iQube ST Comparison

Specifications

Ola S1 Pro

TVS iQube ST

Ather 450X

Frame

Tubular

Tubular

Tubular

Front suspension

Single Fork

Telescopic

Telescopic

Rear suspension

Mono Shock

Adjustable Hydraulic Twin Shocks

Symmetrically mounted progressive mono-shock

Front brake

220 mm hydraulic disc

220 mm disc

200 mm triple-piston hydraulic disc

Rear brake

180 mm hydraulic disc 

130 mm drum

190 mm single-piston hydraulic disc

Front tyre

110/70 - R12

90/90-12 tubeless

90/90-12 tubeless

Rear tyre

110/70 - R12

90/90-12 tubeless

90/90-12 tubeless

While all three scooters have a similar frame, the Ola S1 Pro slightly lacks behind due to a single side telescopic front fork as it implies a stiffer front suspension which is not ideal for city usage. The TVS iQube is the only one out of the three to offer a 5 step adjustable rear suspension. However, it lags behind with regards to the rear brakes, as it features a small drum brake. The Ola S1 on the other hand sits on chunkier rubber.

Dimensions

Ather 450X Ola S1 Pro TVS iQube ST Comparison
 

Specifications

Ola S1 Pro

TVS iQube ST

Ather 450X

Wheelbase

1359mm

1301mm

N/A

Ground clearance

165mm

157mm

N/A

Underseat storage capacity

36-litres

34-litres

22-litres

Seat height

792mm

770mm

780mm

Kerb weight

125kg

128kg

108kg

As can be clearly seen, the Ola S1 Pro is the biggest scooter out of the three in terms of size, and also offers more storage space than the other two. The Ather 450X weighs only 108kg which gives it a leg up in performance and handling, especially in an urban environment. While the Ather offers sufficient under-seat storage for daily errands, the Ola and TVS scooters, although heavier, offer much higher storage capacity, thereby being more practical.

Features

Ather 450X Ola S1 Pro TVS iQube ST Comparison
 
 

Ola S1 Pro

TVS iQube ST

Ather 450X

Display Type

7-inch TFT

Touchscreen

7-inch TFT

Touchscreen

7-inch TFT Touchscreen

Voice Control

Yes

Yes,Alexa enabled

No

Navigation

Yes

Yes

Yes

Incoming Call Alert

Yes

Yes

Yes

Battery Level

Yes

Yes

Yes

Distance to Empty

Yes

Yes

Yes

Park Assist

Yes

Yes

Yes

Music Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Geo-Fencing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Anti-Theft Alert

Yes

Yes

Yes

Live Location Status

Yes

Yes

Yes

USB Charging slot

Yes

Yes

Yes

Riding Modes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hazard Lamp

No

Yes

No

Display Themes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service Reminder

Yes

Yes

Yes

TPMS

No

Yes

Yes

Keyless Usage

Yes

Yes

No

Cruise Control

Yes

Yes

No

Every electric two-wheeler offers a huge list of features, and it’s no surprise that the Ola S1 Pro, TVS iQube ST and Ather 450X are at the forefront in terms of providing features. The Ola S1 Pro and iQube ST are similarly matched, while the Ather lacks behind in the display department as it misses out on a touchscreen. That being said, this is an area that sees constant innovation, and there’s no doubt that there will soon be additions to the scooter’s already long list of features.

Price & Verdict

Ather 450X Ola S1 Pro TVS iQube ST Comparison
 

Ola S1 Pro

TVS iQube ST

Ather 450X

Rs 1,10,149 

Rs 1,23,000 (expected)

Rs 1,38,006

(all prices On-Road Delhi including FAME II subsidy)

While the price of the TVS iQube ST is yet to be announced, looking at the prices of the lower variants of the iQube, expect to pay around Rs 1.23 lakh for it. That being said, the Ola S1 Pro definitely offers the best value out of the three, and there’s scope of improvement as Ola is on the verge of releasing the new MoveOS2.

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