Buy Electric Car or Petrol car? Remove confusion in 10 points
Buy Electric Car or Petrol car | The government is rapidly promoting electric vehicles. In such a situation, people think that they should buy an electric car, but it is expensive. There is no infrastructure either. These 10 things will help you in taking the final decision.
In the last few years, the Government of India has promoted electric vehicles a lot. The government also gives strong exemption in tax, so that more and more people shift to Electric Vehicle. The government is doing this because the use of electric cars will help in curbing pollution. Yes, the government has also created a website https://e-amrit.niti.gov.in/home regarding electric vehicles. Meanwhile, Auto Expo 2023 has also started. It is being organized after about 3 years, because its event was stopped in between due to Corona. In such a situation, it is expected that a lot of electric vehicles will be seen in the Auto Expo this time. All the companies have also launched many electric cars one after the other. In such a situation, a big question is that those who want to buy a car now, should they buy an electric vehicle or a petrol car (Electric Car vs Petrol Car)?
Buy Electric Car or Petrol Car?
Petrol has become very expensive in today’s time. In such a situation, people would often suggest you to buy an electric car, you will be in profit. However, one thing to note here is that you will have to pay a lot more money for an electric car than a petrol car. Of course, your running cost will be less in a petrol car, but you will have to pay more money to buy it. Let us understand the advantages and disadvantages of an electric car in comparison to a petrol car.
First know the advantages of buying an electric car
If you know the advantages of an electric car in comparison to a petrol car, then it will be easier for you to take a decision while buying a car. Let’s know its benefits.
1- Running cost will be less
Your running cost will be greatly reduced in an electric car. If the cost of electricity on charging in an electric vehicle costs you Rs 100, then in comparison to that, you will have to spend at least Rs 1000 on petrol in a petrol car. In a place like Delhi, a car can easily travel 30 kilometers daily. Your expenditure on petrol will be around Rs.5500. That is, about 6 rupees will be spent per kilometer. On the other hand, if you drive an electric car with a 30 kWh battery, it will give a mileage of about 300 kilometers in a single charge. Charging the battery will cost you around Rs 700 per month. Here your per kilometer expenditure comes to around 50 paise.
2- Money will be saved on maintenance as well
Petrol cars require various types of oil changes as there is a complete engine in it which runs the car. On the other hand, in an electric vehicle, the wheels get power directly from the battery. In such a situation, there is less expenditure on maintenance in an electric car. According to an estimate, about 25 thousand rupees are spent on maintenance in Tata’s electric cars in 5 years. On the other hand, in petrol cars, this expenditure can be up to Rs 50,000. That is, your expenditure on maintenance will be almost halved.
3- No pollution, means it will last for more than 15 years
If we look at petrol cars, then from January 1, 2022, cars older than 15 years cannot be driven in Delhi. At the same time, diesel cars which are more than 10 years old cannot be driven. This is because after this time limit the car starts polluting more. There is absolutely no pollution in the electric vehicle. In such a situation, you can keep driving the electric car comfortably even after 15 years.
4- EV performance better than petrol
According to a report, about 59-62 percent energy from the battery of an electric vehicle is used for the movement of the vehicle. Whereas in petrol cars, only 17-21 percent energy is used in the movement of the vehicle. One of the major reasons for this is that petrol is also spent to run the engine, while the power of the battery in an electric vehicle is spent only when the vehicle is moving and not when the vehicle is stationary.
5- There is also benefit in tax
Under Section 80EEB, you get a tax exemption of up to Rs 1.5 lakh on the interest paid on the loan for the electric vehicle. If your loan was approved between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2023, then you can get this benefit. At the same time, after 15 years, green tax is levied on petrol cars, while that too will not be applicable on electric vehicles. Some subsidy programs are also run in different states to promote electric cars.
Also know the disadvantages of electric car
If you have made up your mind to buy an electric car after knowing the benefits of an electric car, then you need to wait a bit. You should also first understand what are the disadvantages of buying an electric car.
1- Electric car will be expensive
For as much as you buy a small electric car, you will get a big petrol car. However, the question is should you buy a bigger car or a car with low running cost.
2- There is a huge shortage of infrastructure
Right now the infrastructure is also not present according to electric cars. Charging stations are rarely seen anywhere. There is no charging facility in the parking lots even in all the high-rise buildings. There is no arrangement for charging even in people’s homes. In Delhi-Mumbai, many people park their vehicles on the side of the roads, for them there is no option of electric car. In many cities even electricity does not come all the time, in such a situation how can he buy an electric car?
3- Charging takes a long time
The time taken in charging is also a big challenge. Although, now cars with fast charging are also coming, but their cost is more. By the way, let us tell you that fast charging will also take 30 minutes to 1 hour, whereas it takes hardly 5 minutes to fill petrol. If you take an electric vehicle for a long distance journey, then at first you will not find charging stations. Even if it starts meeting, it will take time to charge the vehicle, you have to take care of that too.
4- There will be heavy expenditure on insurance as well
If we talk about electric vehicle, then its insurance is expensive as compared to petrol cars. This is because electric vehicles are expensive. They are equipped with high technology and high capacity batteries. Petrol cars have a lot of parts, but electric cars have fewer parts and are also more expensive. The most expensive in these cars are the batteries, which become very expensive to repair if they get damaged. Sometimes the batteries cannot even be repaired.
5- There will be benefit only when the car will run more
If your car is driven very little or occasionally on a daily basis, then you will be at a loss in getting an electric car. This is because initially this car will cost you dearly. After that every year its insurance will also cost you dearly. Of course, the running cost will be cheaper, but you will not be able to take advantage of it, because your car will run very less.
So to buy or not to buy an electric car?
In today’s time, before buying an electric car, you should understand some things. First of all, see that where you live, there can be some arrangement for car charging or not. This is because the infrastructure is not yet ready according to the electric vehicle. There is a huge shortage of charging stations. Preparations are also being made for this in metro cities, but in small cities, charging stations may hardly be installed for many years to come. If you live in a place where charging is not possible, then buying an electric car now can prove to be costly for you. If there is a charging facility, then of course you can buy a slightly more expensive car as your cost will be recovered in a few years as compared to a petrol car.
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