FAQs about electric cars FAQs about electric scooters

 FAQs about electric cars FAQs about electric scooters  


Answer : If you are looking for buying an electric scooter in India , think about the following parameters.

1.Do you want to buy an electric scooter for which you do not need a driving license? Here is a list of electric scooters for which you do not need a driving license since their motor is powered at less than 250 w and the electric scooters have a top speed of less than 25 km/hr-click this link below for list of electric scooters for which no driving license is required:


2.If you are looking for a electric scooter with a high range per charge or high mileage electric scooter. Click on the link below for a range comparison of electric scooters in India :


3.If your decision is based on the electric scooter speed  click on the following link of electric scooter comparison 


4.if your deciding which electric scooter based on price comparison of electric scooters click on the following link 


5.If battery charging time is the parameter you're considering for buying an electric scooter .The electric scooters with Lithium ion batteries are lighter in weight and charge faster , check out the electric scooters with Li ion batteries on the following link: 


3 best reasons to buy an electric scooter?

1.Get freedom from visits to petrol pump.

2.Running cost per km of electric scooters Rs.0.10 or 10 paisa per km.

The savings on fuel costs of an electric scooter are enough to pay off the EMI for the electric scooter if you are riding for 1000 km a month as compared to a motorcycle or 250 km of driving a car.

3.No more waiting at bus stops , buy an electric scooter!

   Why are electric car sales in India, one of the world's fastest-growing car markets, negligible compared with annual sales of over 3 million petrol and diesel cars?

  The reasons why electric cars are not popular in India are: 1.There is not much choice with mahindras being the only electric car manufacturers with a few models like the mahindra e2o plus and the mahindra e verito. In the US.A. Hyundai has launched the electric car Hyundai Ioniq recently , check out the following link which gives an idea of how in an evolved market like USA car companies are selling their electric cars PRICE OF ELECTRIC CARS AND ELECTRIC SCOOTERS IN INDIA 

2.These electric cars have a mileage range of 110 km per charge and they give a sense of uneasiness to people who are used to getting petrol filled up at short notice . As  pointed out above the HYundai ioniq gives a range of 200 km per charge and the TESLA models are giving a range of upto 500 km- this is what we need her in India too. 

3.The Government is coming up with ideas like battery swapping facilities , wherein you could go to a battery swapping station instead of a petrol pump , if you own an electric car and leave your discharged battery there and get a full charged battery in your car in as much time as it takes to fill up your fuel tank. if this comes up - the biggest problem of customers not feeling comfortable with range issues will be tackled. In fact if combined with this the car manufacturers keep the battery cost and ownership with a third party which runs these recharge stations then the cost of the car and battery replacement can be tackled in a way that electric cars can gaing popularity at a much faster pace than anywhere else in the world. 

4.An electric car does cost less to run and maintain , fewer visits to the service station will spell doom for the electric car dealers in terms of service revenues , will they then push you towards buying an electric car? 

5.TESLA is giving a warranty of 8,00,000 km as compared to Indian electric cars which have a warranty of barely 50,000 km. We need better performance on this front too. If a customer gets quality like the hyundai Ioniq and a warranty and range like what TESLA is offering combined with battery swapping facility which the government is planning - of course we will all embrace the upcoming electric car revolution in India.  

 If major sources of electricity are from natural gas and coal, then how are electric cars said to be ‘greener’? 

To  an extent it is fair to believe that if the source of electricity is  natural gas or coal powered - the zero emissions claim of electric cars  fails.However it is important to note1.Pollution levels will shift from the cities where the car is being driven to the point of electricity generation.2.The emissions from gas powered electricity generation plants is much lower than coal fired plants.3.  Petrol and diesel cars also emit sulphur and nitrogen compounds that  release airborne particles which lead to heart disease, lung cancer and  respiratory diseases causing more than 30,00,000 deaths annually  according to studies done by the World Health Organization.The  ways to curb emissions at the point of electricity generation are also  available and can be implemented better since the points of generation  are fewer.On the flip side in case we can  change over to solar or wind powered generation of electricity in the  long term,for using in powering battery operated cars - that will truly  change the face of the planet.This may sound impossible - but steps in this direction are being taken in developed countries.   Is India's dream of an all electric vehicle by 2030 possible?   Certainly India can achieve a large percentage of electric vehicles moving on our roads by 2030.Even if we achieve 30% of total population shifting to electric cars and electric scooters , it will be good enough as a tipping point for the rest to follow. 100 % is just a number in our minds - there will always be enthusiasts who will not make the shift. If we do achieve this shift to electric cars and scooters , it is my estimate that every 1 % of vehicle ownership shifting to electric vehicles will bring down carbon monoxide and other pollutant harmful emissions by 0.75% - this number is an average of various studies done on this subject.Some say that up to 90 % of harmful gases in our cities are due to vehicular pollution. Now imagine living in a city in India with 25% to 50 % less pollution - tough to imagine , right? It is possible! The change will come sooner than we expect since Indians as a population are fast to adapt to technology - look at the way the country has jumped from the desktop revolution straight to mobile phones. India is a low per capita income economy and electric cars and scooters actually provide a method of saving a lot of money on running costs per km in comparison to petrol cars or diesel cars. Cost of running comparison electric scooters: Electric scooter : Rs.0.10 to Rs.0.15 per km Petrol scooter/ motorcycle: Rs.1 to Rs.2 per km Over a span of only 50,000 km of driving an electric scooter you can save between Rs.45,000 to Rs.90,000 - which is more than if not equivalent to the price of the electric scooter or motorcycle in most cases. Cost of running comparison electric cars: Electric car: Rs.1.10 to Rs.1.5o per km Petrol cars/ SUVs: Rs.4 to Rs.10 per km Over a span of only 1,50,000 km of driving an electric car you can save between Rs.3,75,000 to Rs.12,75,000 , and lesser visits and expenses in servicing the electric car since it has much fewer moving parts- the electric car practically is a free gift to yourself !!!!! 

How is the new Honda Cliq scooter?

The Honda Cliq is priced at Rs.45,000 approximately- however I would urge to look at an excellent set of options in electric scooters. The best electric scooter for each individual would depend on what you are looking for.
The hero wave dx is the best electric scooter in India in terms of best battery range/ mileage at 100 km per charge ,
If you are looking for the electric scooter with best top speed in India go for the Indus Yo Exl electric scooter which has a top speed of 55 kmph.If you are looking for a cheap low priced electric scooter , try the Avon E bike price Rs.22,000.The Hero e sprint with a battery range/mileage of 80 km per charge and a top speed of 45 kmph could suit you since it has a long range and a decent top speed too.The price of HERO E ESPRINT is Rs.40,000/-
If price is the criteria then the cheapest electric scooter/cycle in India is the AVON E BIKE price Rs.21370/-
CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR LIST OF ELECTRIC SCOOTER COMPARISON FOR PRICE/MILEAGE,RANGE/TOPSPEED IS GIVEN in PRICE OF ELECTRIC CARS AND ELECTRIC SCOOTERS IN INDIA The best part is that an electric scooter running cost per kilometer is just Rs.0.10 to Rs.0.15 per km compared to a petrol scooter running cost at at least Rs.1 per kilometer. So in case your new scooter is used for 50,000 km , you save approximately Rs.45,000 in running costs which is equal to the price of the scooter-isn’t that a great deal - you new electric scooter is practically free compared to the petrol scooter. The other great factor is that electric scooters have very few moving parts in comparison to the petrol scooters , so very few visits to the service centers. lastly , electric scooters are silent , emission free and they come with features like gps trackers that monitor where your scooter is on google maps etc. If you are a person who has regular,defined , planned trips of not more than 35 to 40 km in a day , an electric scooter is the best option. 

At the traffic signal, how long should I turn off the car engine to save petrol/diesel? (The traffic signal has a timer)

Cars would consume approximately 500 ml to 1 litre of petrol for a car with an engine capacity of 800 cc to 2000 cc engine capacity-that works out to 8ml to 16 ml per minute. So if you try to save money this way , you’ll not get very far. A better idea may be to switch to an electric car - your running cost per kilometer could be as low as 80 % when compared to a petrol car. On a 2,00,000 km average life of a car you could save Rs.4 to Rs.12 per kilometer , depending on whether you are driving a small car like a Hyundai i10 or a gas guzzling Honda CRV.This translates to a saving of Rs.8,00,000 to Rs.24,00,000- for all practical purposes you have purchased a car for free. 

Which is best, Activa 4G vs Maestro Edge 2017 vs Jupiter ZX 2017?

The scooters you’ve requested a comparison of are quite popular and if I were to chose then my choice would be for an electric scooter. The reasons being 1.Electric scooters offer a zero pollution option 2.Electric scooter running cost is 10 to 15 paisa per kilometer which is negligible , compared to approximately Rs.1.50 to Rs.2 per kilometer for conventional Scooters. In effect you save Rs.50,000 on an electric scooter after running it for 30,000 kilometers - so it is actually a free asset relative to a scooter with a combustible engine running on petrol. 3. Electric scooters today have a range of 70 km and top speeds of upto 45 kmph which is as good as what is required for regular city driving. 4.New technology offers gps trackers that track your scooter wherever it is, and storage space and engine disabling features make the product very attractive 5.Last but not the least any electric scooter has much fewer moving parts compared to a petrol engine scooter - so much fewer visits to the service station. The amount you save on fuel costs and servicing costs will imply that if you are using the electric scooter for 50,000 km vs a conventional scooter for 50,000 km you could save upto Rs.75,000. 

Should we create a flying car?

Flying cars are an expensive proposition and would create a lot of regulatory issues.There are various other ways to control the issue of overcrowded roads. One suggestion to start with is to provide incentives to manufacturers and customers to switch to electric cars and electric scooters. The immediate effect would be that : 1.These zero emission electric vehicles would reduce pollution and therefore also reduce health issues related to pollution. 2. An electric car consumes a much smaller quantity of fuel for the purpose of production and running the car, therefore making India a country self reliant on fuel production and consumption-The biggest expense in our import bill is on crude oil. 3. The electric car and scooter technology currently available in India is limited in terms of accelaration and top speed , this will also mean fewer accidents. 4. An electric car has much fewer moving parts - thus reducing cost of maintenance and fewer visits to service stations. I would suggest that we look at the reality and move towards adopting electric cars and scooters , and leave flying cars to later dates in the future ! 

Which is the best Electric scooters available in India?

The best electric scooter for each individual would depend on what you are looking for.
The hero wave dx is the best electric scooter in India in terms of best battery range/ mileage at 100 km per charge ,
If you are looking for the electric scooter with best top speed in India go for the Indus Yo Exl electric scooter which has a top speed of 55 kmph. If you are looking for a cheap low priced electric scooter , try the Avon E bike price Rs.22,000. The hero e sprint with a battery range/mileage of 80 km per charge and a top speed of 45 kmph could suit you.The price of HERO E ESPRINT is Rs. 40,000/- If price is the criteria then the cheapest electric scooter/cycle in India is the AVON E BIKE price Rs.21370/-
LIST OF ELECTRIC SCOOTER COMPARISON FOR PRICE/MILEAGE,RANGE/TOP SPEED IS GIVEN on https://www.elevehicle.com/elect... What is a good bike for a daily 30 km ride? You can check out some electric scooters and ebikes on https://www.elevehicle.com I am giving you a range comparison below of battery mileage/range of electric bikes ELECTRIC SCOOTER MODEL Range Hero Wave DX : 100 Km/Charge Okinawa Ridge: 80 Km/Charge Hero E Sprint: 80 Km/Charge Hero Photon: 80 Km/Charge Indus Yo EXL: 75 Km/Charge Indus Yo Style: 75 Km/Charge Hero Cruz: 70 Km/Charge Hero Maxi: 70 Km/Charge Hero Nyx: 70 Km/Charge Hero Optima: 70 Km/Charge Indus Yo Electron ER: 70 Km/Charge Lohia Fame: 70 Km/Charge Lohia Genius: 70 Km/Charge Avon E Mate HYTEK: 65 Km/Charge Avon E SCOOT: 65 Km/Charge Indus Yo Xplor: 60 Km/Charge Lohia Oma: 60 Km/Charge Lohia Oma Star Li: 60 Km/Charge Palatino Angel: 60 Km/Charge Palatino Princess: 60 Km/Charge Palatino Spyker: 60 Km/Charge Palatino Sunshine: 60 Km/Charge PALATINO RYAN: 60 Km/Charge Imagine spending only Rs.30- 50,000 and then driving around for practically no cost of fuel and no exhaust emissions + no sound and some of these do not even require a driving license or registration. 

My car engine has a rough idle but is fine while running. What could be the problem?

1.Get it tuned at an authorized service station 2.Get an electric car - they don’t need to idle :-) https://www.elevehicle.com 

What are the difficulties Indian car makers going to face in order to learn about electrical vehicle manufacturing?

1.The Indian car manufacturers like car manufacturers across the world are relying on technology from their global parents , so technology is not a barrier. 

2.If a car company has to introduce electric cars , then India is the best place since people here are looking for products that can save money, unlike other markets where per capita incomes are high and the consumer can afford higher costs of fuel. 

3.The cost of petrol in India is higher than the cost of petrol in USA or the middle east , so a car buyer in USA does not see as much savings in moving over too electric cars as a customer in India would-cost per km for an electric car owner in India gives a much better deal in relation to petrol car owner ship as compared to countries like USA - so again this is not a barrier either. 

4.Suzuki with Denso and Toshiba as partners are putting up a 1200 crore lithium car battery manufacturing facility in India - so battery technology and availability will also not be a hindrance in the near future. 

5. The bigger problem is the customer needs to be educated and an infrastructure has to be set up with charging stations. The customer should feel that this is the norm in the future , and therefore plan trips according to availability of charging points. Even this becomes nullified since each home and office in itself is a charging station- provided there is uninterrupted power supply - which the Government is putting in efforts to ensure. The companies which have funds and an open mind towards technological advancement are all placing their bets in favor of electric cars - Apple , Google etc. So customer education will also be tackled with the best minds on the planet. Infrastructure is a local problem - it will catch up , we have successive governments delivering on promises of developing of infrastructure , so as an optimist I feel it will get done. 6.The Government wants to make India run on electric cars by 2030 , and a plan to manufacture a new car requires 5 years of gestation. So car manufacturers know that the dates for these changes are decades away and they will not plan for changing their manufacturing facilities till the year 2025 , since the expected changes in government policies are for 2030.

 7. An electric car has much fewer moving parts than a regular combustible engine - car dealers will have a tough time since a major source of revenues from servicing of cars and replacement of parts will no longer exist. 8.Tesla is selling cars today for which the battery life is 8,00,000 km , versus a regular petrol powered car in India which has a life of no more than 2,00,000 km even if you decide to stretch your limits. The advantages of driving an electric vehicle on the consumers’ pocket and to the planet are too many for this movement to stall. 9. Car manufacturers work with just in time deliveries from their suppliers and from power trains to fuel injectors to- name the part you can think of , the investment of the car manufacturers is not really as jeopardized by this shift as is the investment of their suppliers. From any perspective that you wish to view the situation , the change will come, it’s just a question of how fast. In short , I don’t see any problems for Indian car manufacturers in making electric vehicles-that they can’t tackle in the future / till 2030. Do visit https://www.elevehicle.com 

Which car should I buy upto rs.7 lakh?

You could consider buying an electric car!! The savings on an electric car can be to the extent of 80% on running costs / fuel costs , visit https://www.elevehicle.com/ for prices , features and specifications of electric cars. 

Which is the best car under Rs.10Lakh?

The best car under rs.10 Lakh is the electric car mahindra e2o Plus p6 , You will save approximately Rs.4,00,000 during the lifecycle of the car with fewer visits to the service center since it has very few moving parts as compared to the regular cars with combustible engines. No exhaust pipe on the mahindra e2o Plus p6 means no pollution. Visit http://www.elevehucle.com for more information on electric cars and electric scooters 

Which is good car for commercial purposes,goods carrier ,best cargo van,best taxi for commercial purpose,best car with lowest running cost for taxi purpose?

The best commercial purpose van is the Mahindra E supro. It is an electric , battery powered electric van which runs for 110 km on a single charge of 9 hours. The cost of running works out to less than Rs.1 per km - no other van can claim such a low running cost. Mahindra e supro comes in 2 models It can seat 8 people or carry a load of 600 kgs. for more information on specs features and price of the Mahindra E supro van visit https://elevehicle.com/electricvan-mahindrasupro  

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