Electric Cars in India


The automobile world has not been left out in the advancement of technology as fossil fuels-driven cars are soon to give way totally for electric cars. Fossil fuels cars have had a lot of really bad and harmful effects on the environment, especially on air pollution. A study shows that over a thousand Indians die yearly due to sicknesses caused by air pollution. This has generated the need for the reduction of air pollution around India. Electric cars seem to be the way forward as they are expected to be driven across India come 2030 instead of fossil fuels cars, but the question is "are Indians ready for electric cars?".

Research shows that over 90% of Indians are ready to embrace electrically driven cars if the right infrastructures are put in place, and it should be noted that the supreme court of India has mandated car producers to switch to electric cars, and this has led to about 22 various car manufacturers saying they would launch their respective brands in the market soon. It should be noted that the cost of acquiring and maintaining an electric car is not much more than the normal cars. Although the government is willing to subsidize and also reduce the tax cost of these cars, the prices of these cars are still a worry for an average Indian. But then here are a few good reasons why electric cars would be ideal in India.

Pros of An Electric Car

Good For The Environment:

The most important reason why electric cars are increasingly gaining momentum is, of course, climate protection: electric cars do not emit CO2 during operation and are therefore an important contribution to the fight against climate change and pollution which is indeed serious worry in India. If, in addition, the power for these vehicles comes from clean sources which are not as certain as 75% of India's energy come from fossil fuels - the environmental balance would be excellent.


Electric cars are quiet because there is no engine noise. Especially in cities, this could usher in a new era of mobility as over 230 million cars are actively used in India. With no engine noise, nuisance caused by noise pollution by fossil fuels-driven cars would be history.

Easy Handling:

The operating electric cars is very simple: The charging of modern models can be done on normal sockets; In addition, a growing network of charging stations would be made available - such as would be found in car parks or can be built at any point and any place. With the possibility of a quick charge, the car can be charged for the next few trips in a short time.

Modern Technology:

Another important pro of an electric car is its modern of modern technologies that it featured and room for more development, an example is the range and reliability of an electric car, these are two criteria that are important in an electric car. These vehicles are already well suited for traffic in urban areas, and new technologies - such as generating energy when braking (renewable energy) will further increase the range. And electric cars are in terms of reliability not behind the models with diesel or gasoline engines. In fact, they are more reliable than a diesel and petrol engines.


When braking with electric cars energy is recovered, this is another pro of an electric car. An electric car can recover most of the kinetic energy is used up during braking. The battery, with the electric motor, acts as a generator during this process. This not only saves energy but also reduces brake wear.

Self Service:

Bye gas station! Anyone who has the opportunity to attach a wall box at home can rejoice in the future with an electric car. So owning an electric car, no trip to the gas station is necessary, because the electric car can be conveniently charged overnight at the front door.

Long Life And Low Maintenance Requirement:

Another advantage of an electric car is usually a long service life and a lower service cost. Since the engines are much simpler and maintenance-free from a technical point of view, they are at the same time less susceptible to repairs. E-cars have less moving parts and wearing parts such as gearbox, alternator, timing belt, V-belt and manual gearbox are not installed in an electric car.

Electric Cars Do Not Stink:

This advantage of an e-car may sound funny at first, however, the absence of emissions also goes hand in hand with the odor neutrality. Especially on busy roads, the exhaust odor in internal combustion engines is often a negative criticism - which is eliminated in electric cars.

Good For The Image:

Electric cars can also positively emphasize the image of a company. If you want to prove to Indians that protecting the climate is more than lip service, you have the opportunity to prove this on the road day by day and in good visibility with the use of electric cars.

Cons of An Electric Car

Increased Risk of Accidents With Electric Cars:

The large lack of noise is very welcome from the perspective of environmental and consumer advocates. However, it carries an often underestimated risk for pedestrians and cyclists. An electric vehicle that can not be heard can mean danger to life. It has also been a subject of a controversy in public discussions.

Charging Time:

Also, the charging times, depending on the battery size and charging technology can be very long. From several hours over the normal household socket up to less than an hour at a fast charging device. But this still takes much longer than the refueling process of a conventional internal combustion engine.

Electric Cars Bring High Costs In The Purchase:

The priced driver for the electric car is the battery, where the greatest added value lies. In addition, there are only a few companies worldwide that can provide complete manufacturing at all levels. With so far low production quantities of electric vehicles, many automobile manufacturers also do not want to invest in correspondingly expensive production facilities, at least not without partners. For the time being, the electric vehicles remain expensive due to the batteries, compared to the comparable models with an internal combustion engine.

The electric car is an important step in the right direction, even if many advantages are currently faced with just as many disadvantages. Intensive research in the field of e-mobility is leading to advanced technology and will change the current balance in favor of the benefits. In particular, the elimination of the emission during operation can be considered as a real progress and would almost eliminate air pollution which is very hazardous in India.


Join us for latest updates and blog posts

Recent Posts







RSS / Atom