The spotted test mule could be the upcoming TVS Creon, gets handlebar mounted instrument cluster
A mysterious test mule has been spotted testing, probably, somewhere in Karnataka and it could very well be the upcoming TVS Creon EV. When launched, it will take on the likes of the Ola S1 Pro and Ather 450X in the sporty electric scooter segment.
For starters, Creon was TVS’ 1 of the earliest EV concepts. Showcased for the first time at the 2018 Auto Expo, the sporty scooter, in the concept form, was, indeed, a looker and was so advanced for its time design-wise.
Equipped with 3 72-volt lithium-ion battery packs and a liquid-cooled induction motor, the scooter made use of a carbon belt drive. Max power at that time was rated at 10.7 HP with a maximum range of around 80 km.
Estimated charging time under normal charging was 4 hours while the claimed 0-60 km/hr acceleration was time was 5.1 seconds. Top speed was rated at 115 km/hr. The scooter got 3 riding modes – Track, Sport, and City.
The concept featured an aluminium lightweight perimeter frame aiding in better handling while diamond-cut alloy wheels with wide 100-section front and 110-section rear tyre were claimed to offer better riding grip.
As far as features go, the concept had a handlebar mounted smart instrument cluster with app-enabled navigation, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), hill hold function, regenerative braking, and front and reverse park assist.
Coming to the spied test mule, it looks heavily toned down from the concept. Except for the handlebar-mounted cluster, nothing seems common with the Creon concept. The scooter has got clip-on handle bar and split rear grab rails finished in metallic grey.
There seems to be a quite large floor board area while the single-piece seat looks long enough and well contoured. Below the handle bar, there’s a chunky panel which looks like a large storage box.
Expect TVS to share the iQube’s powertrains on this scooter with decent range and top speed. When launched, it’s sure to offer the much needed boost for TVS in EV sales.