The price of petrol and diesel has increased significantly in India and in such a situation the demand for electric cars has increased. But due to the cost of the electric car too, people are not able to buy it. Today let us tell you how you can convert your old car to electric.
People troubled by the rising prices of petrol and diesel have started buying electric vehicles. The sales figures of electric vehicles are increasing every month in the country. By the year 2025, 25% of Tata’s total sales will be electric. 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.
Convert petrol and diesel car
Electric cars are expensive but there is a way to avoid it. You can convert your petrol or diesel car into an electric car. Many companies making electric vehicle parts are doing this work. At the same time, they also give a 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.
How will convert?
Most of the companies doing this kind of work are in Hyderabad. These are Etrio and Northwayms. There are two main 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 to electric. The electric kit used in cars is 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 by visiting their official website. These companies also sell electric cars.
How much will it cost to convert?
Actually, motor, controller, roller, and battery are used to convert any car into an electric car. The cost of the car depends on how many kilowatts (kW) of battery and how many kilowatts of motor you want to install in the car because 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 22 kW, then its cost will be around Rs 5 lakh.
How will the mileage be?
The range of the car depends on how many kWh battery is installed in it. As a 12 kWh lithium-ion battery has been installed in the car, then it will run for about 70 km on a full charge. At the same time, if a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery is installed, then 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.
How to convert a fuel 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 connection of the AC with the engine of the car, the fuel tank, the cable that delivers power to the engine, and other parts is also changed. All these parts are replaced by electric parts like motor, controller, roller, battery, and charger. This work takes at least 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 will save compared to petrol
Electric car travels a km 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.