Everything You Need to Know About Electric Vehicles in India

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles Introduction

Electric vehicles (EVs) have seen an increasing popularity in recent years, especially in developed countries where environmental concerns are becoming more and more prevalent.

What are Electric Vehicles?

An electric vehicle, or EV, is a vehicle that uses one or more electric motors for propulsion. Electricity is typically generated by a variety of power sources including renewable energy. EVs are responsible for up to 60% less global warming pollution than conventional vehicles and emit virtually no air pollution (which is why they’re known as zero-emission vehicles). In 2017, sales of battery electric and plug-in hybrid passenger cars passed 1 million globally.

Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles in India, USA, Germany, France also need a charging station for charging so there should be a lot of charging stations in India as well as these other countries too. Since Electric Vehicles are widely used in India so people are searching for Electric Vehicles Charging Stations in India, USA, Germany and France. So it is important that everyone must have a knowledge about Electric Vehicles Charging Stations whether they own an electric vehicle or not. Every person that has even little information about Electric Vehicles or have heard of it knows how they work and how they benefit their owners.

Presently, India has a total of 1,640 operational public Electric Vehicles charging Stations in various cities – Surat, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai.

Best Electric Vehicles

The Tesla Model S is widely considered to be one of the best electric vehicles on today’s market. It gets 300-400 miles per charge and has a top speed of 155 mph, making it one of few EV’s with enough range and power for long road trips. The car is also quite versatile. It can seat 5 adults comfortably and has a hatchback that can fit 3 large suitcases behind each seat or 6 pieces at once. Other great electric vehicles include: Fiat 500e, BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt/Volt and Renault Zoe.

Top Electric cars in India are

  1. Tata Nexon EV: It has Battery Capacity – 30.2kWh, covers 312 km/full charge. Its starting price is Rs.13.99 lakh.
  2. MG ZS EV: It has Battery Capacity – 44.5kWh, covers 340km/full charge. Its starting price is Rs.20.88 lakh.3. Tata Tigor EV:  It has Battery Capacity – 21.5kWh, covers 142km/full charge. Its starting price is Rs.9.54 lakh.
  3. 4. Hyundai Kona Electric: It has Battery Capacity – 39.2kWh, covers 452km/full charge. Its starting price is Rs.23.71 lakh.
  4. 5. Mahindra e2oPlus: It has Battery Capacity – 10.08kWh, covers 99.9km/full charge. Its starting price is Rs.7.57 lakh.
  5. 6. Mahindra e-Verito: It has Battery Capacity – 21.2kWh, covers 140km/full charge. Its starting price is Rs.10.11 lakh.

Electrical Vehicles in India

With a growing economy, environmental concerns, and burgeoning middle class, India has shown considerable interest in electrically-powered vehicles. At present, there are over 300 million automobiles in India. However, research suggests that most of these vehicles will be replaced by electric ones as early as 2030. Many in India believe that electrically-powered cars are eco-friendly and even cheaper than regular internal combustion engines. However, for many in India (like those who are used to diesel engines), it’s hard to imagine what an electric vehicle feels like or how different it is from a gasoline or diesel car.

Furture of Electric Vehicles in India

Rising demand of Electric Vehicles in India also is based on international market trends. Electric vehicles are here to stay, and it’s only a matter of time before they become as ubiquitous as smartphones in India. The penetration of electric vehicles will be determined by how quickly electric vehicle charging stations are built, which depends on how aggressively Indian policy makers adopt EV policy measures. Evidently, India is an exciting place for entrepreneurs working in and around electric vehicles; it’s just a matter of time before EVs become a significant part of driving culture in India. This evolution would offer strong potential for furture entrepreneurs willing to get involved with building electric vehicle charging stations.

Advantage of Electric Vehicles

With a widespread network of charging stations, plus rebates and other tax breaks available in many parts of India. Electric vehicles may soon become a viable alternative for city-dwellers looking for daily transport. As more Indian manufacturers focus on EVs, prices are likely to drop. Although an EV can cost twice as much as an equivalent gas-powered vehicle upfront, Electric vehicles may soon become a viable alternative for city-dwellers looking for daily transport. As more Indian manufacturers focus on EVs, prices are likely to drop. Although an EV can cost twice as much as an equivalent gas-powered vehicle upfront, they have no fuel costs once they’re charged—and their running costs are much lower than you might think.

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AJAZ UL HAQ is an Assistant Electrical Engineer and has 10.5 Years of Experience in operation & maintenance, erection, Design of Transmission and Distribution Electrical System, Internal Electrification of Buildings, Electrical Substations. He has worked on Projects - Integrated Power development Scheme (IPDS), Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP) and Re-structured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (RAPDRP).