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Electric vs Petrol  which one should I take , please help with pros and cons.

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Currently, the electric vehicle just doesn't make sense. For a good electric vehicle, you have to pay at least 1.4 times the price of an ICE and yes, you can cover that cost if you use it heavily for a couple of weeks, but understand this. Why pay the extra amount only to have to make hundreds of calculations and efforts just to recover the additional cost in the next 2-3 years. But just when you'll achieve that milestone, then you'll battery will be due for replacement. Pay for it, or manage with the reduced capacity. And yes, if we consider the maintenance cost and other performance benefits of an EV, it surely looks like worth a shot. But then again, there will be several compromises that you'll make with an EV too, so you have to evaluate that as well.

I'm not going to bore you with the pros and cons or the numbers since I believe everyone understand those basics and I'm sure that you must've already read it all somewhere on the internet. And if you still wanna go ahead with an EV, here are my recommendations (in the order of preference) 

1. Ather - performance oriented, fun and a little expensive, but the best overall experience.

2. TVS iCube - family oriented, consider it as an electric variant of Jupiter.

3. Bajaj Chetak.


If you're considering the cheaper variants of OLA, Bounce Infinity etc., they're just not worth it. Go with and ICE.

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In my view, you should go with Petrol. EV market is not stabilized much. You will face many issues with maintenance.

In Petrol, I'll recommend to go with TVS Jupiter 125. It is very good, good mileage and loaded with features and ample of boot space.

I myself bought Activa, which was a big mistake. So hope you make right decision.. 

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heavy running electric, low running petrol. 

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Depends on your usage, daily commute etc

In city traffic for 10-20kms ebike would be best

Feasibility of charging in older apartments is thing to consider

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Ola S2 Pro

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Currently, the electric vehicle just doesn't make sense. For a good electric vehicle, you have to pay at least 1.4 times the price of an ICE and yes, you can cover that cost if you use it heavily for a couple of weeks, but understand this. Why pay the extra amount only to have to make hundreds of calculations and efforts just to recover the additional cost in the next 2-3 years. But just when you'll achieve that milestone, then you'll battery will be due for replacement. Pay for it, or manage with the reduced capacity. And yes, if we consider the maintenance cost and other performance benefits of an EV, it surely looks like worth a shot. But then again, there will be several compromises that you'll make with an EV too, so you have to evaluate that as well.

I'm not going to bore you with the pros and cons or the numbers since I believe everyone understand those basics and I'm sure that you must've already read it all somewhere on the internet. And if you still wanna go ahead with an EV, here are my recommendations (in the order of preference) 

1. Ather - performance oriented, fun and a little expensive, but the best overall experience.

2. TVS iCube - family oriented, consider it as an electric variant of Jupiter.

3. Bajaj Chetak.


If you're considering the cheaper variants of OLA, Bounce Infinity etc., they're just not worth it. Go with and ICE.

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In my view, you should go with Petrol. EV market is not stabilized much. You will face many issues with maintenance.

In Petrol, I'll recommend to go with TVS Jupiter 125. It is very good, good mileage and loaded with features and ample of boot space.

I myself bought Activa, which was a big mistake. So hope you make right decision.. 

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Majority will suggest petrol.

I suggest EV incase you reside in Metros and tier1/2.

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And yes, if you're going for an ICE, here are my thoughts.

NTorq - without any doubt, if you're priority is pure performance over practicality. But in my opinion, scooters are meant to be practical and family oriented, so let's discuss the usual Jupiter vs Activa debate, the 110 variants.


Yes, the Jupiter packs more features than the Activa with two of them being better paint finish and 2-3 times better headlight. Trust me, I've compared them both side by side in pitch dark and the headlight intensity and throw is far better in Jupiter. Apart from that, the bigger boot surely helps too, but the main disadvantage that I felt is since it is lighter, it doesn't stay as stable as Activa on broken roads at all. The front is always jiggling, and you'll look like the idiot who doesn't know how to ride on the road. And since the front is lighter too, you have to grip the handlebar tightly when riding over 60-70kmph. I have both Jupiter 110 and Activa 6G at my home, and I really doubt that the Juipter's engine will be as reliable as the Activa's over the next couple of years.

While the Activa has a way smoother engine, feels effortless at usual city speeds, while the one with Jupiter feels always strained. Activa has better suspension, stable body and 100 times better service center experience too with better management, cleaner premises and skilled technicians.

So again, the choice is simple. If you have really short or occasional commutes, then the Jupiter will fit better since it is more practical with extra set of features. And if the said small things bother you and you're looking to cover more distance regularly, then go with Activa. You'll miss out on minor features, but the better engine and suspension would really help a lot and you won't care about the missing features. And surely the 125cc variant of Jupiter has more under seat storage, I believe that these observations would still pretty much apply to the 125cc variants of the two. 

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Once checkout ola s1x 4kw battery variant. 

Range around 120 to 150 kms

price 1.1 lakh ex showroom. Recently they have announced 8 years or 80,000 kms warranty on battery. 

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Go with ev if you live in a metro city with good road. As ev will live longer hopefully than petrol according to rules by city.

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