TVS Motor has obtained a patent for its a power propulsion system for a hybrid two-wheeler. The motorcycle was first showcased on board Qube concept back in Delhi Auto Expo 2010. The application for a patent relating to a hybrid two wheeler with the hub-mounted motor was filed by the company back in 2008 at Chennai patent office.
TVS has filed an application for a patent relating to a power propulsion system for a hybrid two wheeler with the hub-mounted motor in 2008 at Chennai patent office.
The hybrid system from TVS Motors in automatic scooters (as per patent application) is claimed to reduce carbon emission by around 30% while resulting in 30% increase in fuel efficiency.
The first iteration of Cube concept experimented on an electric motor to assist its 4-stroke engine which was derived from TVS Scooty Pep+. The second iteration of Cube concept was featured a 109.7 cc engine working in conjunction with a hub-mounted electric motor, which runs on lithium-ion battery pack on board to support the electric motor. which was showcased at Delhi Auto Expo-2012.
However, there no official announcement by TVS Motors about the launch of Hybrid vehicles in the Indian market.