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Auto Expo 2018: TVS showcases electric, ethanol-fueled two-wheelers

TVS Creon features a next-gen electric motor that propels the scooter from zero to 60 kmph in under 5.1 seconds

T E Narasimhan  |  New Delhi 

TVS Apache RTR in Auto Show 2018
TVS Apache RTR

Two-wheeler major has pointed towards spreading its wings to newer, lesser polluting vehicles in future. The company showcased its electric scooter concept and powered motorcycle, RTR 200 Fi at the AutoExpo 2018 in National Capital Region. It has also announced TVS Zeppelin, a futuristic motorcycle cruiser concept here.

TVS Creon, a performance-oriented electric scooter concept, features a next-generation electric motor that propels the scooter from zero to 60 kmph in under 5.1 seconds and boasts of a range of 80 km. 

A rapid charging time of 60 minutes for 80 per cent of full charge is on par with current generation smartphones, leaving little idle time while charging, claims the company. It has also connected technologies developed in collaboration with Intel. 

The vehicle is powered by three specially designed to ensure high charge per volume of battery, capable of delivering 12 kw of instantaneous power. The design is to keep overall dimensions of the compact and maintain everyday practicality of usage. 

It has a TFT Screen that displays the speedometer, battery charge and, health status, tachometer, trip meter and odometer.  The vehicle is app-enabled and offers cloud connectivity, three custom riding modes, regenerative braking, and park assist.

Vinay Harne, President–New Product Development, TVS Motor Company, said that the collaboration with Intel is aimed at creating a unique positioning for Hybrid and Electric scooter series from as both Green-energy champions and smart-connected gadgets.

The powered motorcycle, RTR 200 Fi Ethanol, is equipped with technical improvements to make the motorcycle reliable with as fuel. It also has a for better drivability, faster throttle response and further guarantees reduction in emission levels.  With these technologies, the engine operation becomes linear leading to better usable power under varied ambient conditions thereby increasing the performance, it claims.

The company also showcased TVS Zeppelin, a futuristic motorcycle cruiser concept with sleek metal body,  220 cc engine and a patented Integrated Starter Generator with an e-boost option helping the vehicle to start faster.

First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 16:15 IST