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How Much Does It Cost To Charge An Electric Scooter?
Simran Kaur
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Published on 13th May 22
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EV Charging is by far the most popular topic of all time, and it's not strange to see why. According to Science, charging an electric scooter couldn't be simpler. All you have to do is simply plug in the charger and attach it to your electric scooter. Charging your scooter should take between two to three hours, depending on the type. If you have an electric scooter with longer battery life, it may take longer, possibly up to four hours on some models. Naturally, this is something you are already aware of; but, in this piece, let's get into the Math. Let’s focus on the cost of charging an electric vehicle.

ANALYSIS

When it comes to cost analysis, the primary reason electric scooters are so alluring is their extremely cheap operating expenses.

The cost per kilometre of operating an electric scooter is only Rs 0.25. Electricity is reasonably priced at Rs 10 per unit in commercial areas of cities and Rs 3-4 per unit in minor towns and villages.

Where as, the cost of operating this petrol scooter is Rs 2.5 per kilometre (40 kmpl, Rs 100 per litre). If you ride 40,000 kilometres in four years (10,000 kilometres per year), you will save Rs 90,000 in fuel costs when you use an electric scooter.

As a result of macroeconomic factors, the price of gasoline might fluctuate. Petrol is currently priced at Rs 100 per litre. Next week, the price could reach Rs 120. Because the price of electricity has remained relatively consistent for several decades, using your electric scooter will always be economical.

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Now, in numerical terms, how much does it cost?

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the cost of charging an electric vehicle (EV) in large cities such as Mumbai will be Rs 15 per unit (BMC). According to their estimations, an electric scooter would require between 20 and 30 units to charge fully and would cost the user between Rs 200 and Rs 400. Charge time for the Ola electric scooter is 3 kWh. Additionally, three units are required to fully charge an ordinary scooter. On a full charge, an EV can go between 140 and 170 kilometres.

While it varies per city, the Delhi government has set a flat rate of Rs 4.5 per unit for low-tension charging of electric vehicles and Rs 5 per unit for high-tension charging. Additionally, a service fee would be assessed dependent on the charging facility. Thus, a fully fueled EV will cost between Rs 120 and Rs 150.

The EV Charging comes down to the fluctuating Electricity Rates!

Electricity rates are determined by a variety of criteria, including your geographic region, the season, and even the time of day when peak charges apply. Late at night, electricity consumption and expenses are often lowest. Thus, the most cost-effective way to charge your electric car is virtually always overnight at home.

Brownie point, perhaps? Keep an eye on the light switch so you don't get a shock when the bill arrives.

Let's take a look at the data that indicates the projected costs of charging various electric scooters.

  • Cost of fully Charging Hero Electric Atria (85 km/ charge) in cities like Delhi, Maharastra, West Bengal would estimately cost between Rs 4 - Rs 10.
  • Cost of fully Charging Ola S1 ( 121 Km/ charge) in cities ranging from Delhi, to Maharastra to West Bengal would estimately cost Rs 7 - Rs 27
  • Cost of fully Charging Revolt RV400 (150km/charge) in cities like Delhi, Maharastra, West Bengal would estimately cost between Rs 2 - Rs 22
  • Cost of fully Charging Ather 450X ( 85km/charge) in cities like Delhi, Maharastra, West Bengal would estimately cost between Rs 3 - Rs 20.
  • Cost of fully Charging Simple One (236 km/charge) in cities like Delhi, Maharastra, West Bengal would estimately cost between Rs 5 - Rs 34.

Where can I get a better deal?

Electric vehicle charging stations can now be found all over the place. A wall box charger allows you to do the same thing in the comfort of your office. Additionally, similar to a fuel pump network, a public electric charging station network is being created across the country by companies such as Kazam. This is a more affordable and efficient method of charging. It would cost you between Rs20 and Rs100 to load and drive. Why would you want to wait? Check out the rates on the Kazam App, accessible on your smartphone, and compare the pricing for yourself.

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