New Delhi: The era of electric cars has started and while almost all the companies new and old are offering electric vehicles, the customers are also showing interest in them. Due to lack of experience at this time, most of the customers still do not know what to keep in mind and what precautions have to be taken while buying an electric vehicle. Today we are telling you 5 such things that you should keep in mind while buying an electric vehicle.
1. Driving Range of Vehicle
All the electric vehicle manufacturers are bringing different range of vehicles in the market. It is very important to pay attention to how much this vehicle runs in one charge. If you want to drive a vehicle in urban areas for office commuting or any other work, then a scooter or bike up to 100 km / charge range will be enough for you. If the tour is done outside the state, then you should get an EV with 400-500 km per charge.
2. Charging System
The first question that should come to your mind before buying an electric vehicle is the charging system. Make sure to get information about how many charging stations have been installed in your city and its radius. Apart from this, also take information about the charging of your electric vehicle, in this how long the vehicle is charged. How long does a fast charger and a normal home charger take?
3. Expenditure on Battery
The life of all electric vehicles is the battery pack, because that is what gives it power and you have to spend a lot of money on it. As an electric vehicle, it takes a larger size battery which is more expensive. You have to replace the EV battery within 5-8 years which is a costly task, so definitely check how many years warranty the vehicle manufacturer is giving on the battery.
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At present, the price of electric vehicles in the Indian market is high, although in the coming time their prices are being claimed to be at par with petrol-diesel vehicles. But even then buying them is a bit cheaper than the subsidy available on EVs. Subsidy on EV is being given by many states and the central government has given subsidy on EV separately. So do check whether the vehicle you like comes under the category of government subsidy or not.
Maintenance of electric vehicles is a much less expensive task as compared to normal vehicles. Still, how long and how good will the service and after-service provided by the company be before buying them. Companies also update the software of vehicles from time to time, so get detailed information about it too.