Have you also recently observed green number plates in the car? Till now we knew black on white is for private vehicles, yellow and black combination is for commercial but green is for electric vehicles! Electric vehicles are already the present and of course the future. Green is for environment🌳Also, till now electric two wheelers and three wheelers were growing popular in India market, but now India is getting ready for electric cars!! So, if you want to know which companies are producing electric cars, their price, and most importantly how to charge them, then this piece is just for you Have reading❣
1.List of Electric cars with price In India 2020
Below are the list of fully electric cars in Indian Market. Note there are also hybrid cars in combination of petrol/diesel +electric available also.
- Hyundai Kona Electric
Ex-Showroom Price: From ₹23.7 lakhs
Range: 452 km battery-only
- Mahindra e-Verito
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹10.5 lakhs – ₹13.2 lakhs
Range: 110 to 140 km battery-only
- Mahindra e2o
- MG ZS EV
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹20.88 lakhs
Range: 340 km
- Tata Tigor EV
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹9.54lakhs
Range: 140 km to 200km battery-only
- Tata Nexon EV
Ex-Showroom Price: ₹13.99 lakhs
Range: 312 km range
2. Charge electric cars,its costs and time to charge in India
Comes with a port installed at home/work place or from a charging station.Charging your car is based on your average km travelled per day
0 – 20 km : Once in 3 days
20 to 40 km : Once in 2 days
More than 40 km : Daily
Charging time from home/office station could be upto 17 hours but using smart charging stations chargers are of 15 kilowatt power and will fully charge a vehicle in one hour.The tentative cost of charging, including the cost of electricity (as per DERC tariff) and the overheads (parking charges, recovery of equipment cost, etc.) will be between Rs 160 and Rs 200 for a full charge. Which means the consumers will pay Rs 1.60 to Rs 1.80 per km. Also Delhi got its first public EV charger in June 2019 near South Extension and is said to get around 200 in this year 2020! So, government is all in for Electric vehicles! And yes batteries have features which prevent them from overcharging!
3.Major challenges with electric Cars in India
Its not all sweet picture!Electric cars have still not found major breakthrough in Indian Market. Hyundai Kona itself has sold very few pieces! The major challenge here lies the very fact that charging electric vehicles! Charging from home for 17 hrs in no joke! Then, there still aren’t as many powerstations in India yet! Cost too is huge factor here as 50% of cars sold in India are under 6lakhs and they all cost double and way more as lithium batteries are imported and cost a lot, about $275/KWh in India. And also, cars run on petrol/diesel which are non-renewable sources of energy whereas electric cars run on electricity which itself till today majority of which is produced through burning coal!! Hence, still energy crisis persists!
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