Make your old car electric, will run 100 km in just Rs 74
If the plan to buy a new electric car doesn’t fit in your budget, you can convert your old petrol or diesel car to an electric car. Here we are telling you how much it will cost and how much will the car last.
Petrol To Electric Car Conversion: While the common man is already suffering from inflation, the skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel has made it difficult for him to move around. In such a situation, people think many times before taking their petrol and diesel vehicles out of the house. Along with this, people are showing interest in electric vehicles. In view of the increasing demand for Electric Vehicles (EV), many new foreign companies are also entering India.
The country’s leading automaker Tata Motors says that by 2025, the share of electric vehicles in its total sales will reach 25 percent. However, buying an electric car is still a very expensive deal for the middle-class consumers. The Tata Nexon EV, the best selling electric car in the country, has an initial ex-showroom price of Rs 14 lakh.
- Convert old petrol and diesel car to electric car
In such a situation, if the plan to buy a new electric car does not fit in your budget, then you can convert your old petrol or diesel car into an electric car. Many companies manufacturing electric vehicle parts are working to convert old petrol-diesel cars into electric cars. Along with this, they also give a warranty on the converted electric car. Here we are telling you how much this work will cost and how much driving range will be available in an electric car. With this, how much will it cost daily to use an electric car as compared to a petrol car and in how much time this money will be recovered.
- Which car will be converted
Most of the companies working to convert old petrol or diesel car into electric car are in Hyderabad. Among them, Etrio (eTrio) and Northwayms (NorthwayMS) are two well-known companies. 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 into an electric car. The electric kits used in cars are almost the same. However, there may be a difference between the battery and the motor to increase the range and power. You can contact these companies through their official website. These companies also sell electric cars.
- how much will it cost
Motor, controller, roller and battery are used to convert any car into an electric car. The cost of converting a car to electric depends on how many kilowatts (kW) of battery and how many kilowatts of motor is to be installed in it. Because both these parts depend on the power and driving range of the car. For example, if a car is fitted with an electric motor of about 20 kW and a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery of 12 kW, it costs around Rs 4 lakh. At the same time, if you get 22 kWh battery installed, then its cost will be around Rs 5 lakh.
- What will be the driving range
The driving range of an electric car depends on how many kWh battery is used in it. For example, a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery has been installed in the car, so it will run for about 70 km on full charge. At the same time, if a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery is installed, the driving range of the car will increase to 150 km. However, the motor also has a role to play in getting the range more or less. If the motor is more powerful then the driving range of the car will be reduced.
- how to convert car
When a petrol-diesel car is converted into an electric car, all the old mechanical parts are replaced. That is, the connection of the car’s engine, fuel tank, cable to the engine and the air-condition with other parts is also changed. All these parts are replaced by electric parts such as motor, controller, roller, battery and charger. According to the report, it takes at least seven days to complete this work. All the parts are mounted 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.
- car driving cost
You will have to spend Rs 5 lakh to convert your petrol or diesel car to an electric car. But you will recover this money in less than 5 years. The electric car gives a range of up to 75 km. In this way, you will have to spend only Rs 1120 every month on charging. Whereas the monthly expenditure on petrol is Rs 10090.
- spend on one kilometer
An electric car costs only 74 paise per km. In this way you can travel 100 km for 74 rupees. Whereas in today’s time petrol is more expensive than Rs 74 per liter.
- Company gives warranty
Companies that make petrol or diesel cars into electric cars also give a warranty of 5 years. That is, there will be no extra cost on the kit used in the car. Along with this, the company also gives a warranty of 5 years on the battery. Let us tell you that there is also an annual servicing cost for running a petrol and diesel car. The company also provides warranty certificates for the kit and all the parts. It is approved by the government and RTO.