TVS to unveil its new electric scooter, Creon, on August 23

By | July 11, 2023

TVS Motor Company, one of the leading two-wheeler manufacturers in India, has sent out an official invite for a new product launch on August 23. While the invite does not reveal much about the product, there are some clues that suggest it could be the Creon electric scooter that TVS had showcased as a concept at the 2018 Auto Expo.

The invite has the word ‘electric-fying’ in it, which indicates that TVS is planning to expand its electric vehicle (EV) portfolio in the country. The image also shows four vertically stacked square lights, which resemble the headlamp of the Creon concept. The Creon concept was a futuristic and sporty electric scooter that featured a 16PS electric motor, a lithium-ion battery pack, a digital instrument cluster, smartphone connectivity, cloud-based features and disc brakes with ABS.

The Creon concept claimed to have a 0-60kmph acceleration time of 5.1 seconds and a range of 80km on a single charge. It also had three riding modes – Eco, Sport and Power – to suit different riding preferences. The production version of the Creon is expected to retain most of these features and specifications, along with some design changes to make it more practical and appealing for the mass market.

TVS currently has only one electric scooter in its portfolio – the iQube – which was launched in January 2020. The iQube is a family-oriented EV that offers a smooth and silent ride, along with smart features like LED lights, digital display, geofencing, navigation and remote diagnostics. The iQube has been well-received by the customers and has become the second-highest selling electric scooter in India after the Ola S1.

With the launch of the Creon, TVS aims to cater to the performance-oriented segment of the EV market, which is currently dominated by the Ather 450X. The Creon is likely to offer a more thrilling and engaging ride experience than the iQube, along with a more aggressive and stylish design. The Creon could also be exported to Europe, where TVS has recently entered with its Norton brand.

The price and availability details of the Creon will be revealed on August 23, but we expect it to be priced around Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom). The Creon will compete with other electric scooters like the Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak, Ola S1 Pro and Simple One.

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