Hero Vida V1 vs TVS iQube vs Bajaj Chetak Electric: Price, range, specs, features – Times of India

Hero MotoCorp has finally launched its first fully-electric scooter in India, the much-awaited Vida V1. This means that all three leading Indian two-wheeler manufacturers now have an electric scooter in their respective portfolios. While Hero is a little late to the party, the company claims that it did not want to rush into the EV space, and instead, wanted to focus on getting it right.
Let’s take a look at how the new Vida V1 fares against two of its biggest rivals, i.e. TVS iQube and Bajaj Chetak Electric
Hero Vida V1 vs TVS iQube vs Bajaj Chetak Electric: Specs and range
The Hero Vida V1 is available in two trims – V1 Pro and V1 Plus. The V1 Plus makes use of a 3.44 kWh battery pack whereas the V1 Pro gets a larger 3.94 kWh unit. The former has a claimed range of 143 km, while the latter can run for 165 km before needing a charge. What’s more, Hero is offering the Vida V1 with a unique custom mode with 100+ combinations to prioritise range or performance. Both variants have a top speed of 80 kmph.

The TVS iQube is equipped with a 3.4 kWh battery pack (5.1 kWh on the range-topping iQube ST). The iQube and iQube S have a claimed range of 100 km and a 78 kmph top speed, whereas the iQube ST has a 145 km range and a top speed of 82 kmph. With the optional charging cable, the iQube can be charged from 0 to 80% in less than 5 hours.
The Bajaj Chetak Electric is offered with a 3 kWh battery pack that offers a range of 95 km in Eco mode and 85 km in Sport mode. Bajaj claims that the Chetak’s battery can be fully charged from 0% in 4 hours with a regular 5A plug.
Hero Vida V1 vs TVS iQube vs Bajaj Chetak Electric: Features and equipment
The Hero Vida V1 is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen instrument cluster, cruise control, two-way throttle with reverse mode, keyless control, SOS alerts, connected tech, geofencing, a removable battery pack, riding modes, LED lighting, a DRL and much more.

Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj Chetak Electric

The TVS iQube’s equipment list consists of a 5-inch TFT display on the standard variant, and a larger 7-inch unit on the S and ST variants with navigation, TVS’ SmartXonnect connectivity, music control, voice assist, OTA updates, Amazon Alexa connectivity, a 32-litre under-seat storage and more. Braking is taken care of by a disc at the front and a drum at the rear.
Bajaj offers the Chetak Electric with a round headlamp with a ring-shaped LED DRL, multi-spoke alloy wheels, flush pillion foot-pegs, contoured shape seat, a ‘feather touch’ switchgear as well as a fully digital instrument cluster.
Hero Vida V1 vs TVS iQube vs Bajaj Chetak Electric: Price

Scooter Hero Vida V1 TVS iQube Bajaj Chetak Electric
Ex-showroom, Delhi price Rs 1.45 lakh – Rs 1.59 lakh Rs 1.67 lakh – Rs 1.72 lakh Rs 1.52 lakh

TVS iQube

The Vida V1 Plus is priced at Rs 1.45 lakh, whereas the Vida V1 Pro will set you back by Rs 1.59 lakh.
The standard TVS iQube is priced at Rs 1.67 lakh, while the iQube S costs Rs 1.72 lakh. The Bajaj Chetak, on the other hand, is available in a single variant priced at Rs 1.52 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). Do note that prices of all three scooters will be reduced significantly with the FAME II subsidy in place.

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