The country’s Electric Vehicle (EV) industry is getting a boost due to the rising prices of petrol and diesel. On the one hand, the sales figures of electric vehicles are increasing every month, on the other hand many companies have also jumped in this segment. According to Tata, 25% of its total sales will be electric by 2025. However, the deal for an electric car for the common man is still very expensive. The best selling Tata Nexon EV in the country starts at Rs.14 lakhs, ex-showroom.
If you do not have the budget to buy an electric car, then you can convert your petrol or diesel car into an electric car. Many companies manufacturing electric vehicle parts are doing this work. At the same time, they also give full warranty on the finished electric car.
Let us know, how much does this work cost, how much is the range of the car, how much will it cost daily as compared to petrol and in how much time the money will be recovered…
Which companies are working to convert petrol and diesel cars to electric cars?
Most of the companies involved in converting fuel cars to electric cars are based in Hyderabad. Among these, etrio and northwayms are prominent. Both these companies convert any petrol or diesel car into an electric car. You can convert WagonR, Alto, Dzire, i10, Spark or any other petrol or diesel car to electric. The electric kit used in cars is almost the same. However, to increase the range and power, there may be a difference between the battery and the motor. You can contact these companies by visiting their official website. These companies also sell electric cars.
Cost and Range of Converting a Fuel Car to an Electric Car
Motor, controller, roller and battery are used to convert any normal car into an electric car. The cost of the car depends on how many kWh battery and how many kWh motor you want to install in the car, as both these parts are related to the power and range of the car. For example, the cost of an electric motor of about 20 kW and a lithium-ion battery of 12 kW is about Rs 4 lakh. Similarly, if the battery will be of 22 kW, then its cost will be around Rs 5 lakh.
The range of the car depends on how many kWh battery is being used in it. For example, a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery has been installed in the car, so it will give a range of about 70 km on full charge. At the same time, when a 22 kW lithium-ion battery is installed, the range will increase to 150 km. However, the motor also plays a role in getting the range more or less. If the motor is more powerful then the range of the car will be reduced.
Now know how to convert a petrol or diesel car into an electric car?
When these companies convert a fuel car to an electric car, all the old mechanical parts are replaced. That is, the engine of the car, the fuel tank, the cable that delivers power to the engine and the AC connection with other parts are also changed. All these parts are replaced with electric parts such as motor, controller, roller, battery and charger. This work may take minimum 7 days. All the parts are fixed under the bonnet of the car. At the same time, the battery layer is fixed on the chassis of the car. Boot space remains completely free. Similarly, after removing the fuel tank, a charging point is installed on its cap. There is no change in the model of the car.
Electric car savings compared to petrol
You spend Rs 5 lakh to convert your petrol or diesel car into an electric car. After which it gives a range of 75 km, then in 4 years and 8 months your money will be recovered.
Let’s say you travel 50 km daily by car.
Electric car consumes 6 hours and 7 units of electricity for full charge.
The cost of 1 unit of electricity is Rs.8, so a single charge will cost Rs.56.
That is, at the cost of Rs 56, the EV gives a range of 75 km.
That is, in 2 days of charging, you will be able to drive the car easily for 3 days.
That is, the car will have to be charged 20 times in a month, which costs 7 units x 20 days = 140 units.
That is, 140 units x 8 rupees = 1120 rupees are spent in a month.
In this way, the expenditure for a year is 12 months x 1120 rupees = 13440 rupees.
Now in 1 liter of petrol, the car gives a mileage of 15km in the city. The cost of 1 liter of petrol is Rs 101 (Delhi).
It takes 3.33 liters of petrol to run 50 km. That is, petrol of Rs 336 will be spent in a day.
Accordingly, in 1 month, petrol will be spent for 30 days x 336 rupees = 10090 rupees.
That is, 12 months x 10090 rupees = 121078 rupees petrol will be spent in 1 year.
An e-car will save 1,21,078 – 13440 = Rs 1,07,638 annually as compared to a petrol car.
That is, in 4 years and 8 months, the entire cost of making an electric car will come out.
Electric car runs for a kilometer for 74 paise. This company, which makes petrol or diesel car electric car, also gives a warranty of 5 years. That is, you will not have to spend any extra on the kit used in the car. At the same time, the company gives a warranty of 5 years on the battery. That is, after 5 years you will need to change the battery. At the same time, in a petrol or diesel car, you will also have to pay the annual service cost. They also give you a warranty certificate for the kit and all the parts. It is approved by the government and RTO.