How, where, and how much will you pay for an electric vehicle?

How long does it take to fully charge the vehicle?

How frequently do I need to charge it? Is it also expensive? Before purchasing an Electric Vehicle (Ev), many prospective purchasers have these concerns. Here are seven frequently asked questions about charging an electric vehicle.

Can I charge my electric car at home?

You can charge it at home, yes. You can charge from an Alternating Current (AC) outlet using a Type 1 AC charger, however the charging rate is very sluggish at 3 kWh. The Type 2 or wallbox charger is generally installed (for free) at home by automobile companies and is quicker. Aside from these, there are more quicker chargers.

Where else can I charge it?

You may also charge it at your workplace with a wallbox charger. Furthermore, similar to the fuel pump network, a public electric charging station network is being constructed across the nation by firms such as Tata, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), Boxford Open Land Trust (BOLT), Indian Oil Corp, Enviro Recovery (EVRE), Kazam, and others. This is a less expensive and quicker method of charging.

How often do I need to charge the car?

Depending on the car model, the size of the battery, and the speed of the charging station, it can take anywhere from 60 minutes to 8-9 hours to charge an electric car up to 80 %. Rapid chargers, on the other hand, can cut this time down to 30-40 minutes.

How much will charging cost at home and at public stations?

The battery capacity typically ranges between 20 and 45 kWh. If you charge at home, the cost will be determined by your state's electricity rate, which typically varies between Rs 8 and Rs 10 per unit. The cost at charging stations in Delhi is Rs 4-4.5 kWh, whereas the home fee ranges from Rs 3-8 per unit. This implies that charging your EV at a charging station will cost you Rs 80-202, while charging it at home would cost you Rs 160-450. In Mumbai, charging stations cost Rs 15 per unit, so you'll end up paying Rs 300-675.

How long does a battery last?

Because most electric vehicle batteries are lithium ion, they will deteriorate over time. Currently, most electric vehicles come with an 8-year or 1.6 lakh km battery guarantee.

How can I find a nearby public charging station?

There are various smartphone applications and websites that can assist you in locating EV charging stations near you. Tata Motors and Charge-List are two aggregator websites, while applications include Kazam, EV Plugs, Tata Power EZ Charge, Battre, and Zeon, among others. Some of these applications are developed by firms who have constructed a nationwide network of charging stations.

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