Usually people think Santro is economical as it runs on CNG. But this review shows Santro is the most expensive even though the CNG price is less but it has the least mileage. Probably when the price of Petrol increases maybe then Santro-CNG will be an option… but not when you already have an electric cars like the e2o.
Thus its not advisable for a person who cannot afford to pay his phone bills to buy a car. Just like its not advisable for those who cannot afford bread to eat cake instead. But then India is a free country and people are free to do as they wish. So its not strange to see a car in parking 28 days of a month and taken out may be 2 days.
Of the Petrol cars Tata Nano gives the best milage with 25kmpL. While E2O gives more than 4 times the milage of Tata Nano.
E2O gives 120km per Ltr.
How?? Consider petrol price per ltr is Rs 76. Thus for one charge (Rs 76) you get to travel 120kms.
The cost over time of an EV is pretty cheap...lets consider 10yrs.
Cost of e2O=800,000
Cost of 1 extra battery after 5yrs = 150,000
Charging cost per day = Rs36 x 365days x 10yrs = 131,400
Total cost of Mahindra E2O = Rs 10,81,400
Cost of Alto or similar car = Rs 300,000
Cost of petrol at say Rs 76 x 7 Ltrs (to travel 100kms) = Rs 532 per day. Now Rs 490 x 365days x 10yrs = 19,41,800
Kms travelled = 3,65,000 (@100kms per day) = 36 services costing @ Rs 3,000 every 10,000kms = Rs 108,000
Total cost of Petrol car = 300,000 +19,41,800+ 108,000 = Rs 23,49,800 Plus add deflation to Rupee over the years and inflation to 1) cost of petrol 2) service cost...3) lack of software updates unlike the EV to get higher range... in total the cost of a Swift over 10 yrs should be around 30 Lakhs.
Cost of that tiny petrol car is DOUBLE I didnt include a lot of parts you might have to replace. Also consider the cost of the battery will surely come down and also the EVs can improve its range just by software updates and also by battery upgrades. So the range of the EV bought today could easily be increased to 300km in 10 yrs time. Presently the range has increased from 80kms to 120kms in the top variant.
If the aspect of improving range through better software and hardware improvement over the years is considered then the total cost of the petrol car is atleast about 3 times the cost of the EV!
The Suzuki Alto gets just 2 points out of 36 which shows how bad the car is, yet it is the most selling Car of Suzuki/Maruti. It has higher speed and better break technology (good-only-at-higher-speed) - both of which are rarely used. Inferior products are bought because people are misled by the power of advertisement and people are not aware of the virtues of Electric car.
Swift comes out as the 2nd best small car in the shoot out. It has the best riding quality of the lot.
Out of the 36 key areas the E2O gets 14/36 while the Swift gets only 10/36. This is proof that Mahindra E2O is the best small car in the WHOLE WORLD... What a shame it could not even get a decent review in the ENTIRE WORLD!
Go ahead and buy your E2O... you will never regret. (Make sure there is a charging point near you, or you can pull a power line near to it).