TVS plans to launch the Scooty Streak hybrid in India by year end. TVS had shown the hybrid scooter at the auto expo which was used for ferrying people around the show.
The scooter uses a parallel hybrid system wherein both engine and electric vehicle modes are made available. It can cover 30 kilometres on a single battery charge and weight around 115 kgs including battery.
The power sources will be in operation as per the programmed strategy or the mode selected by the user. To make the most efficient use of the energy, this hybrid system charges the battery when the brakes are applied and utilizes this power whenever required.
The Streak hybrid will have four optional modes like electric only – for short trips and zero-fuel consumption; engine only – when battery power is very low; hybrid electric mode – both sources run as per the programmed strategy and hybrid power mode- both engine and electric together for better acceleration. The company claims that the hybrid can achieve 30% CO2 emission reduction and 30% improvement in fuel economy (all at IDC condition).