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Last updated: Feb 2020 by Narasimhan Santhanam

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Electric vehicles are not just eco-friendly, they are also wallet-friendly, or should we say, credit-card friendly. Using electricity as the main fuel for your car could save your Rs 3-4/Km compared to use of diesel or petrol in a typical ICE driven car, which over a few tens of thousands of Kilometers could result in savings upwards of a lakh and even more, over the lifetime of the vehicle.

So, clearly the economics is in favour of electric vehicles when it comes to running costs.

The key challenge in the context of costs is thus the upfront cost.

Currently, electric vehicles cost anywhere between 25-40% more than their conventional equivalents. That represents a significant additional amount to be paid upfront – in the case of cars, this could work out to an additional Rs 2 lakhs or higher.

Costs for other electric vehicles are higher than their conventional counterparts too. For some types of electric vehicles, for instance the electric bicycles, their prices can vary widely from one region to another, depending on the types of materials used in making the bicycle and more important, the type of battery used – Li-ion or Lead Acid.

E-bikes in China are quite inexpensive. By utilizing lead-acid batteries, the cost of e-bicycles in China averages about Rs. 10,000. In comparison, e-bikes in North America and West Europe cost on average in the range of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1,00,000, with some luxury models of e-bikes costing even over Rs 2,00,000! Almost all these expensive models use Li-ion batteries.

Such a high upfront cost has been a bottleneck for the faster adoption of electric vehicles in India and elsewhere. Thus, if the capital costs (and hence prices) of electric vehicles start coming down, one can see a significant growth in the sales and adoption of electric vehicles across all types.

Ex-Showroom Prices(INR) as of January, 2020  excluding the GST and FAME II subsidies.

Electric Two Wheelers
Company Product Price
22 Motors Flow 74,740
Ampere Reo Elite 45,099
Ather 450 / 450X* 1,10,000 / 1,32,0007
Bajaj Chetak Electric 1,00,000/ 1,15,0000
Orxa Mantis* 3,00,000
PureEV ePluto 7G 79,999
Revolt RV400 98,999
Tork T6X* 1,50,000
TVS iQube 1,15,000
Ultraviolette F77* 3,25,000


22 Motors Flow – Electric Scooter 


Electric Auto Rickshaws
Mahindra E-Trio 2,22,000
Gayam Motors Urban ET 3,25,000
Piaggio Ape-E City 1,97,000
Lohia Auto Comfort E-Auto HS 1,49,000
Kinetic Green Safar Smart EV 2,20,000


Mahindra E-Treo


Electric Cars
Tata Tigor EV 9.17 Lakhs
Nexon EV 13.99 Lakhs
Mahindra Electric e2o Plus 7.5 – 8.2 Lakhs
eVerito 9.75 Lakhs
Hyundai Kona 23.86 Lakhs
MG Motors ZS EV* 22.6 Lakhs


Hyundai Kona Electric 


Hybrid Electric Cars**
Toyota Camry  37.88 Lakhs
Prius 45.1 Lakhs
MG Motors Hector Hybrid 16.78 – 19.61 Lakhs
Lexus ES 300h Luxury 56.95 Lakhs


Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

* Vehicles yet to be sold commercially

**Hybrid vehicles have a GST of 28% as opposed to 5% on Fully Electric Vehicles.


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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

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