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Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube – Which family scooter should you buy?

Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube – Which family scooter should you buy?
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  • Ather Energy has launched the Rizta, the company’s new family electric scooter in India.
  • The Ather Rizta starts at around ₹1,09,999 while the TVS iQube is priced at ₹1,36,628 (ex-showroom, Bengaluru).
  • In this post, we compare the new Ather Rizta with the TVS iQube.
Ather Energy earlier this month launched the Rizta, the company’s electric scooter aimed at customers looking for a family-oriented scooter. Rizta marks the company’s entry into the family scooter segment from the performance scooter segment.

The Ather 450X has been one of the most popular electric scooters in the country and the company aims to imitate the success of the Rizta. The new launch offers a more traditional design, aimed at attracting customers looking for a family scooter.

With this, the Rizta takes on the TVS iQube, which has been consistently performing well since its launch in the country. The TVS iQube features a traditional scooter design while offering all the benefits of an electric scooter, including things like navigation, music control and more.

If you are in the market for an electric scooter and are confused about which scooter should you go for, we have you covered. In this post, we compare the new Ather Rizta with the TVS iQube to help you decide which scooter you should buy.

Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube price

The Ather Rizta has been priced at ₹1,09,999 (ex-showroom, Bengaluru) for the Rizta S, ₹1,24,999 for the Rizta Z 2.9kWh and ₹1,44,999 for the Rizta Z 3.7kWh.

On the other hand, the TVS iQube is priced at ₹1,36,628 (ex-showroom, Bengaluru) for the standard variant and ₹1,46,420 for the iQube S variant.

Do note that you will have to separately get the Pro Pack with the Ather Rizta, which will increase the price by up to ₹20,000. The Pro Pack is essential for several features offered with the Rizta, making it an almost compulsory purchase. The Pro Pack is priced at ₹10,000 for the Rizta S, ₹18,000 for the Rizta Z 2.9kWh variant and ₹20,000 for the Rizta Z 3.7kWh variant.

Design

In terms of design, the Ather Rizta comes with an all-new design, looking completely different from the Ather 450X. The company has claimed that the seat offered with the Rizta is the biggest in the segment. The Rizta supports several accessories, including a frunk, a backrest, a boot storage organiser and more. The scooter offers a boot space of 34L.

The TVS iQube features a traditional design and is identical to the company’s ICE scooter, the TVS Jupiter. The scooter offers a large seat and a boot space of 32L.

The Rizta feels more premium in terms of design when we compare it with the iQube.

Performance

If you are buying an electric scooter, you are guaranteed to get much better performance when compared to petrol scooters.

The Ather Rizta is equipped with a 4.3kW motor that delivers a peak torque of 22 Nm. It offers a top speed of 80 km per hour and can go from 0 to 40 km per hour in just 4.7 seconds.

The TVS iQube S is equipped with a 4.4 kW BLDC Hub motor that delivers a peak torque of 33 Nm. The scooter offers a top speed of 78 km per hour and goes from 0 to 40 km per hour in 4.2 seconds.

Range

Range is one of the most important things you need to look at while going for an electric scooter. Unlike petrol scooters, you cannot just top-up your scooter in a minute, unless the scooter supports battery swapping.

The Ather Rizta is claimed to offer a range of 123 km on the 2.9kWh variant and 160 km on the 3.7kWh variant. The company has said the True Range for the 2.9kWh variant is 105 km and for the 3.7kWh variant is 125 km.

Both the variants of the iQube offer a range of 100 km.

While Rizta’s range looks significantly higher at first look, do note that while Rizta’s range is the IDC-certified range, the iQube’s mentioned range is the real-world range and the actual certified range is 145 km. The Rizta’s true range is close to the iQube.

Battery and charging time

The Ather Rizta comes in two battery variants – 2.9kWh and 3.7kWh. The 2.9kWh variant is equipped with 350W charges and fully charges the scooter in 8 hours and 30 minutes. The 3.7kWh variant is equipped with a 700W charger and takes 6 hours and 10 minutes for a full charge. Rizta S customers can purchase the 700W charger to reduce the charging time.

The TVS iQube S is equipped with a 3.4kWh battery pack and can be fully charged in 5 hours and 20 minutes using the 650W charger provided by the company.

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