Saturday

What is the cheapest Electric car in UK?

Electric cars in the UK 


UK Government has officially announced its ban on fuel vehicles from 2035. This scenario enables the UK people to shift from traditional fuel source vehicles to modern electrical source electric vehicles. 

European car manufactures are striving to eliminate the environmental damage along with the government by designing and manufacturing electric vehicles as per the people's needs. Here the introduction of Nissan leaf in the car market has laid a foundation for the upcoming EV's. 
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Cheapest EV's in the UK

The cheapest EV's in the market would attract mid-income families to shift over EVs. Below provided are the top 3 cheapest electric cars that are available in the UK in 2021. They are 
  • Smart EQ Fortwo EV
  • Fiat 500
  • Seat Mii Electric

Smart EQ Fortwo EV 

As is it is one of the cheapest EVs available in the UK the two-seat variant ranges from £ 17,285. While the four-seater variant ranges from £20,420.  One pound sterling is equal to 101.45 INR. Hence in INR two-seater accounts for nearly Rs.17, 53, 547. 
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Features of Fortwo EV

  • You can charge up to 80% within 40 minutes
  • It can provide over 70 miles on a single charge 
  • Also, you can reach 0-37 mph within 4.8 seconds 
These are some of the notable features of Smart EQ Fortwo. 

Fiat 500

Fiat 500 is also listed as one of the cheapest cars in the UK. While other variants like 500X and 500L accounting up to £19,860 and £18,030. 

Features of Fiat 500 

  • It can reach up to 112 miles within a single charge.
  • Fiat 500 can reach up to 0-62 mph within 9.5 seconds. 
  • You can charge 80 percent within 35 minutes. 
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Seat Mii Electric 

Seat Mii Electric costs nearly £20,300 which is also one of the cheapest EVs in the UK. 

Features of Seat Mii Electric

  • It has a battery capacity of 32.3 kWh. 
  • Seat Mii EV can go up to 145 km -320 km depending upon the weather conditions. 
  • You can charge the car to its full capacity within 48 mins by using the fast charger. 
The above mentioned are the list of available cheapest cars in the UK and their advantages. 

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Thursday

When was the First electric Car was made? (History of electric cars)

History of Electric Cars

If we look over the history of electric cars and where it has been started? We need to travel long back towards the past. At present all the automobile manufacturers are considering electric vehicles as an alternative future technology to gasoline vehicles. If you compared the present scenario with the past scenario both will remain the same.

Present scenario

Gasoline automobiles are the primary cause of air pollution which leads to severe global warming crisis. In a country like India, price hikes in petrol and diesel are pushing the people to found out alternative energy.

Past Scenario

Around 1832, The first electric car by Robert Anderson got introduced. Later there was a development in electric cars up to 1930. The reason for the popularity of electric vehicles in the period of 1832 to 1930 was the high prices of automobile gas. People can afford electric cars rather than affording gasoline vehicles in that period.
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The first phase of development on electric cars

Because of its compact structure and less polluting characteristic, new developments were made on electric cars. Electric carriage and Wagon Company of Philadelphia have made electric taxis in New York around 1897. These types of electric cars use batteries for their energy and stores the power in gas engines. 
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In 1989 the leading sports car manufacturer Porche introduced P1 (Egger-Lohner electric vehicle) which would give approximately 79km. 

The first phase decline in electric vehicles

From 1832 to 1930, the availability of crude oil is much low which account for the high prices of automobile gas. But after the invention of Texas crude around 1935 gasoline vehicles becomes more affordable than electric cars mainly gasoline cars’ performance remains best at that time.
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The rise of gas stations made the refueling process much easier than charging the electric car. Then the development of IC engines makes people forget about electric vehicles.

The second phase of development on electric cars 

Similar to the current scenario, the gas prices around the world goes on increasing in the period between 1970 to 1980 which shifts the attention of people again to electric cars. Several marketing campaigns and marketing strategies have been used to promote electric vehicles. 

For Eg, Nasa has sent the manned electric vehicle to drive over the moon. 
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One of the best-selling electric cars during the period 1974-1977 was Sebring-Vanguards Citicar. By manufacturing 2000 units, it has become the sixth-largest automobile manufacturer in the year 1975.

The second phase decline in electric cars

Though electric cars have gained popularity around 1979, they can match the performance of gasoline vehicles. People find it difficult for charging. The number of charging stations is very much low compared to the number of gasoline stations. 

Current scenario 

After imposing several pollutions regulating regulations and after the introduction of Toyota Prius in 2000, Tesla in 2008, Chevy Volt in 2010, and Nissan leaf again electric cars created a shift towards alternative energy. 
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At present Tesla's Model S lists top in the range it provides. It provides 405 miles on a single charge which is quite higher than other EV's. There will be a development and up gradation in their performance in the upcoming years. 

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Saturday

How to set up an EV charging station in India?

What is an EV charging station?  

As a petrol station is for gasoline vehicles, the EV charging station is for electric vehicles. You can charge your electric vehicle even in-house as well as in the public charging station. EV charging station consists of three types of electric chargers namely 

  • Type-1 AC charger
  • Type-2 DC and AC charger 
  • Type-3 DC charger
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How to initiate the EV charging station setup?

The Ministry of Power (MoP)  has announced the setting up of the EV charging station as a delicensed activity. For this, you need to fulfill certain requirements imposed by the Government of India. The requirements for Public Charging Station are 

  • Transformers with substation equipment 
  • 33/11 KV as metering cables
  • Circuit breakers
  • Minimum of one electric kiosk for providing multiple charging points
  • Land for providing charging space, entry, and exit of vehicles
  • If you are setting up the fast chargers then liquid-cooled cables are needed to charge fluid-cooled batteries.

Procedure for installing an EV charging station

You can open an EV charging station individually only after getting the clearance certificate from the electric inspector in the testing agency or from the lab accredited by National Accreditation Board for testing and calibration Laboratories. 

Cost of setting up an EV charging station 

The number of EV charging stations increases only if there is an increase in sales of electric vehicles. At present for setting up the EV charging station, requires approximately Rs.1 lakh to Rs.40 lakh. This will purely depend on the type of charger you wish to install. 
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Type-1

The type-1 charger is the alternating current charge which allows only ac current charging. For type-1 you would need Rs.70,000- Rs.2 lakh. 

Type-2

The type-2 charger is compatible with both AC and DC currents. This would range from Rs.2 lakh to rs.4 lakh. 

Type-3

This type-3 charger is only for DC charging cars. Is also compatible with CCS plugs. This is a fast-charging charger compared to Type-1 and Type-2 chargers. 
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Setting up an EV charging station will be the better option if it is going to be your second source of income. You can earn a profit over your capital investment only when the EV vehicles become a familiar transport option.  

On the other hand Government of India has taken several steps to increase the sales of EVs and increasing the number of charging stations. At present, they made it compulsory to set up an EV charging station in cities for every 3 km and in highways for every 25 km. 

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Monday

Best Electric Car In India 2021

Electric cars will be a future automobile technology. Particularly in markets like India, a Boon in the sales of electric vehicles is needed to achieve a greener world for the future. Several state governments have provided subsidies to increase the sale of electric vehicles. 

What are the leading electric vehicles in India? 

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There are nearly 6 top leading and top-selling electric cars in India. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. The cars are 

  • Tata Nexon EV

  • Tata Tigor EV 

  • Hyundai Kona Electric 

  • MG ZS EV

  • Mercedes Benz EQC

  • Audi e-Tron Sportback 

Performance and Features

Tata Nexon EV

This is one of the highest-selling EV’s in the Indian market. The mileage of Nexon was 312 km on its full charge. Using the permanent magnet AC motor for the engine’s superior performance, this car remains top in performance while comparing to other EVs. Tata Nexon ranges from Rs.7.29 lakh - 13.24 lakh.

Tata Tigor EV

Tata Tigor EV ranks top in the most affordable car to buy in India. This EV offers 210 km on its full charge. You can charge a Tata Tigor EV within 2 hours by fast charging. While the normal charging takes up to 12 hours for complete charging. The price of Tigor EV ranges from Rs.11.99 lakh - 13.14 lakh.

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Hyundai Kona Electric 

Kona EV offers 452 km on its full charge which was quite higher compared to other EV’s. You can charge up to 80% within 1 hr using the fast charging option. Kona EV ranges from Rs.23.79 lakh - 23.98 lakh.

MG ZS EV

The price range of the MG ZS EV was quite similar to the Kona EV. This car offers 340 km on its full charge. Also, you can charge the car up to 80% within 1 hr using a 50 kW fast charger. This car ranges from Rs.21 lakh - 24.21 lakh.

Mercedes Benz EQC

Benz EQC is the first luxury EV introduced n India. EQC offers 455km on its full charge. It is fitted with an 80kWh lithium-ion battery. Benz EQC is about Rs.1.07 crore.

Audi e-tron Sportback 

This was the most expensive EV available in India at present. It offers 379 km on its full charge. The top speed of the e-Tron EV is 190 kmph. Fast charging took nearly 50 minutes to complete charging. Audi E-Tron is about 1.17 crore.

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India consists of a high number of mid-income families. Considering all the above-mentioned aspects and the financial situation of Indian people Tata Nexon and Tata Tigor EV will be the best suitable EV for Indians on Indian roads. 

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Saturday

Best Electric Cars in 2021

An Electric Vehicle (EV) consists of several factors. Choosing an EV must depend on those factors either directly it indirectly. Those Factors include 
  • Which type of EV, you need either fully electric or hybrid?
  • Whether you need safety factors or luxury factors?
  • Is your dream EV comes within your budget?
  • If you need it for covering short distances or for long drives? 
All these factors will play a crucial role in the selling of EVs. Not all EV's are permitted in all countries. Not all EV cars are suitable for different types of roads in different countries. So that the top-ranking car varies in India, U.S.A, Germany, Canada, and Australia. 
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Australia's best Electric Car of 2021 

Australia is one of the countries which lags in emerging EV technology. EV manufacturers believe that this scenario will be eradicated due to the introduction of brand new EV's. At present Hyundai Ioniq, 2020 remains as best EV available in the Australian EV sector. 

The price of the Hyundai Ioniq Starts at $37.400. It comes with a battery range of 38.3 kWh. This car even holds the best fuel economy car in India. They are providing a warranty for your battery and EV batteries in the car.  

India's best Electric Car  of 2021

Hyundai's Kona electric car is one of the top-ranking EV's in India. The price of Kona electric starts from Rs.23 lakh to Rs.24 lakh. The massive advantage of Kona is that it delivers maximum efficiency as well as utmost comfort. Within 60 minutes it can charge up to 80%. and runs 452 km on a single charge. 

Germany's best Electric Car  of 2021 

With 16.220, selling units Volkswagen's VW UP ranks as best selling EV in Germany. This car comes in the price range of 13,250 Euro to 23,555 euro. It has a warranty for 3 years with 60,000 miles. VW-Up has a battery size of 36.8 kWh. 11 hours is a charging time of VW-Up.
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Canada's best Electric Car  of 2021

When it comes to Canada, Tesla's Model 3 ranks the top positing in EV selling. The price of a car starts from $35,000. It includes standard range plus model and long-range models. The long Range models can go up to the range of 353-mile. 

U.S.A's best Electric Car  of 2021

U.S.A has adopted EV technologies faster by providing incentives to the people while buying EVs. If you look for the best small electric car, the Mini Cooper Electric hardtop will be in the top position. It has the same features as of gas vehicle. But it has only a maximum range of 110 miles. 

According to U.S News Kia's Niro EV is also one of the best EVs available in the U.S.A. It comes with a maximum range of 239 miles. Niro costs around $21,431 - $29,734. 
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As time proceeds, new inventions on electric vehicles could be increased, further increasing the selling of EVs. To increase the sales of EVs, there must be government support, a large number of charging stations, and longer miles. 

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Monday

Electric vehicle subsidy in India

What is Electrical Vehicle (EV) Subsidy? 

As the world is heading towards a polluted environment, several nations insisted their people to reduce the usage of gasoline vehicles. They insist to use the electric vehicle as an alternative. 

To encourage the sales and the manufacturing of electric vehicles government would offer an incentive which is known as the Electric vehicle (EV) Subsidy. This will certainly help in increasing the sales of electric vehicles. In India, the subsidy for EV is offered by the Central government in the name of the "FAME-II" subsidy scheme 
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What is the Fame-II subsidy scheme? 

The prime motto of providing subsidies is to cut down the price of electric vehicles which impress customers to buy those vehicles. In this way, fame-II includes 
  • The incentive of Rs.15,000 per kWh of capacity is available for EV two-wheelers which is up to 40% of the vehicle cost. 
  • The incentive of Rs.10,000 per kWh of capacity up to 1.5 lakh is available for EV four-wheelers 
As a result of this, all the electric vehicles cut down their prices up to Rs.14,500. The secondary motto is to increase the charging stations which in turn helps in increasing the usage of EV two-wheelers, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and EV buses. To enhance this government announces that under fame-II
  • You are eligible to opt for 25% of capital subsidy on the equipment and machinery. This is applicable only for the first 250 commercial public EV charging stations. 
this is applicable only up to the sum of Rs.10 lakh. Thus these government subsidies play a major role in the adoption of electric vehicles around the nation. 
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What are the state subsidies? 

In India apart from the central government fame-II subsidy, there are some of the states which offer EV subsidies just to increase the adoption of EV vehicles. The top three states are

Delhi:

Delhi tops the list by providing the incentive of Rs.10,000 per kWh of capacity with additional subsidies like free registration and exemption of road tax. With 72 EV charging stations, Delhi becomes the best city to use EVs in India. 

Gujarat:

It has also the same subsidy as fame-II. The additional subsidy is that the increase the number of beneficiaries up to 20,000 for EV cars and 1.1 lakhs for EV two-wheelers. 

Maharastra:

With the fame-II subsidy, they provide an additional scrappage of Rs.25,000, Rs,1 lakh as early bird incentive, free registration, and exemption of road tax. 
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With these subsidies move to greener mobility by using EV vehicles as soon as possible. At present, there are around 2,40,000 EV's. Take part in these schemes to make a better world.

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