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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Friday

Electric vehicle charging station in India. (How charging technology works, Cost of Charging)

What is an EV charging station?

An electronic vehicle comprises of electric motor and a power source for the electric motor. The power source can be of two types

  • Electric power source 

  • Hydrogen power source

These power sources can be able to provide power only up to a certain limit, after that it needs to be recharged. Charging stations are used to recharge these power sources. The charging station to an electric vehicle is as same as the fuel station to the gasoline vehicles.


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As the production of EVs is increasing day by day all the nations are planning to set up a large number of charging stations for easy charging. According to the Society of Manufacturers of EV said that there are nearly 1800 charging stations around the nation.

How do EV charging stations work?

As said earlier charging an EV is similar to charging a mobile phone. You just need to pluck the charger into the charging port. Most of the EV use lithium-ion batteries as a power source. Charging stations can be divided into three categories. 

  • Level-1 charging station

  • Level-2 charging station

  • Level-3 charging station

Level-1 Charging station

This is the type of charging station is found in residential areas (home). It consists of a 120 V AC power source. It doesn’t need any installed equipment. As the power source is low you need to charge more than 10 hours to get a complete charge. On average one hour of charging, your car can go up to 2 to 5 miles.

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Level-2 charging station

These types could be installed with the help of an electrician. Here the power source varies from 208 V for commercial and 240 V for residential. On average one hour of charging, your car can go up to 10 to 60 miles.

Level-3 charging station

These types of charging stations are only for commercial and industrial purposes and require additional installation equipment. On average of 20 minutes charging your car can go upto60 to 100 miles. 


Only specialized vehicles such as Nissan leaf and Mitusbhisi ‘i’ can be charged by a level-3 charging station. It can also be known as DC Fast chargers. Mostly hybrid vehicles fall under the category of level-1 and level-2. Tesla model cars have separate Superchargers for charging. 

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What is the cost of charging?

It is estimated to be around Rs 160 to Rs 200 to get the full charge in charging stations. For Example, let us assume the electricity cost to be 7kwh, then Rs 350 would de the cost for charging Tesla model-3


In this way, charging stations work in India. To increase the usage of EVs we need to increase the number of charging stations. 


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Sunday

What is an Electric vehicle? How the Ev works?

 


What is an EV?

Several nation’s have been imposing strict restrictions on the usage of petrol and diesel vehicles. Also,  nation’s have decided to scrap petrol and diesel vehicles completely. As a result of this car, manufacturers decided to handle this scenario by manufacturing Electronic Vehicles (EV).

                       

EV consists of battery’s from which the power for the vehicle is generated. EV consists of fewer moving parts. EV can be classified into three types:

       FULLY loaded Battery EV

       Hybrid EV

       Partial Hybrid EV

       Fuel cell EV

EV is considered to be the best alternative to reduce vehicular emissions.

                             


HOW EV WORKS?

As said EV consists of a rechargeable battery which may be lithium-ion batteries

It consists of a charging port where the charge gets stores in the battery. The power gets transmitted to the engine which consists of an electric transition motor. This electric transition motor enables the wheels to move.

This is the working method of a Fully loaded EV that runs only on Electricity from the battery.

Hybrid and Partial Hybrid EV

Hybrid and Partial Hybrid EV lies consist of the electric motor as well as gasoline motors. Here gasoline can also act as a generator to power up the electric motor.

                         

Fuel Cell EV

Fuel cell EV consists of fuel cylinders. Hydrogen is the fuel used for these cylinders. This hydrogen fuel helps in generating the electricity needed for the electric motor.

In this way, the different types of EV work. At present Hyundai Kona EV has a large battery capacity of 39.2 kWh which would capable of running 258 miles.

To know more about EV’s go through the following videos

  1. Electric car vs gas car -

      


  2. 3-d working animation of EV -
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  3. Mercedes EQC technical working animation -