TVS Creon Concept - Auto Expo 2018 Live
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
TVS Motor Company has showcased its performance-oriented electric scooter, the TVS Creon concept at the 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida.
The Hosur-based brand says the Creon is designed keeping in mind the global dream for a green future and uncompromising performance. The scooter also gets smart connected technologies on board, which the brand has developed in collaboration with Intel. The concept is equipped with a TFT Screen which displays the speedometer; battery charge and health status; tachometer; trip meter and odometer. The vehicle is app-enabled and offers a host of features including cloud connectivity; 3 custom riding modes; regenerative braking; park assist; anti-theft; GPS & navigation, and geo-fencing. Commenting on the connected technology platform on board the TVS Creon concept, Vinay Harne, President – New Product Development, TVS Motor Company said:
Two-wheelers are the lifeline of modern Indian cities. In the drive towards smart and sustainable transportation solutions, two-wheelers have a key role to play. TVS Motor Company and Intel have worked together to transform urban mobility with a product line of smart-connected gadgets on energy efficient two-wheelers. This collaboration is aimed at creating a unique positioning for Hybrid and Electric scooter series from TVS Motor Company as both Green-energy champions and smart-connected gadgets.
At the heart, TVS Creon concept employs a pack of 3 Lithium ion batteries capable of delivering 12 kW of power. The company has specifically designed the batteries to ensure high charge per volume. This helps to keep the overall dimensions of the TVS Creon compact and maintain everyday practicality. The scooter is built on a light weight aluminium perimeter frame. The electric motor propels the scooter from 0-60 kmph in 5.1 seconds, and has a range of 80 km. The battery can charge up to 80% in 60 minutes.
The diamond-cut alloy wheels are shod with TVS Remora tubeless tyres, and the brakes include discs on both ends, with single channel ABS. For suspension, it uses front telescopic forks, and a rear offset monoshock. Lighting system is all-LED, and the underseat storage is big enough to store a full-face helmet. There’s a smartphone charger as well.