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Should I go for Petrol or Electric Vehicle ?


Hi Guys,

Few year back i bought duke 250 ...  its good for travelling for long distance ...  but in city its milage is really very less... so i had decided to buy a Activa... but now i am confused.. shud i go for electric vehicle one or petrol ?


or suggest me a best electric under 1L.


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Generous Generous
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not much bhai... only sat - sunday.... 10-15KM

rest days ..  2-4 KM

Benevolent Benevolent
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@Rosh_0007 stay with petrol bro.
After 5–8-year battery replacement cost will eat up whole vehicle price.
I mean the saving will be so low that won't be able to recover that battery cost. 
Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Any vehicle other than EV is good.


Car ( petrol )

3 wheeler ( petrol / deasel )

EV is just a scam done by billionaire like Elon to earn 100 times money . 

In upcomming thousand of year crude oil is not going to finish. 

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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You should ALWAYS go for the petrol vehicles and that too for the most popular models. I had bought an electric two-wheeler named Ampere Zeal Ex at 69400 after some discount+10000 for registration etc at Hyderabad from Flipkart when the FAME II subsidy was still a thing. Please find my horrible experience in the following paragraphs. And you should know, I am back to using my Activa 5th gen and extremely happy about it. And another thing, I feel it is ethical to reduce emissions as much as possible, while I might not be an environmentalist at the tree-hugger level, I am conscious and sensitive about the environmental issues.

1) the battery started degrading within one year of use (5 days/week*34 kms/day-rainy days-holidays), if I didn't charge the battery everyday the second morning, battery indicator will drop overnight 2) Taking out battery and charging at home is painful, the battery is heavy and it takes indefinitely long time to charge 3) The advertised range was 120 kms and the maximum I got since the first day is around 70 kms 4) The service center charged me 10k to replace the battery within 1 year although it was under warranty, they told me if I pay 10k I'd get a new battery else they will give me some used battery 5) During rain when I had to cross puddles, water would seep into the lower side of the battery compartment and it was visible, thankfully the wiring was on the upper side 6) Maximum adverised speed was 50km/hr, initially it will reach 60kms/hr at sports mode easily, and on normal mode, within days that was reduced to 50 in sports and 30 in eco but whenever battery would go low, the speed will be 20 km/hr like a bicycle 7) If the vehicle had any problem, however minor, local mechanics were not trained to fix it 8) if the vehicle had any damage, however minor, no parts were ever available with the dealership,only place that could do any service to the vehicle, and you needed to leave the vehicle with them and wait for their call. No work was ever done in less than 2 weeks. They took more than a month to give me battery replacement (although I didn't have to leave the vehicle with them on that occasion) 9) The new battery costed around 35k and it was clearly stated that within 18 months I'd need a new battery without ever mentioning any recommended mileage 10) Finally, to add insult to the injury, the showroom I bought from closed down and there is still a showroom somewhere in old Hyderabad which is more than 50 kms away from my home where I cannot even possibly reach on that scooter. 

Now, the second phase. I listed it on Olx at 60k as soon as the old battery was replaced, FAME II subsidy was gone by that time, and I received absolutely no interests, no one called, not a single soul, complete radio silence. I had posted great pictures of the scooter taken when it was new with lush green background in my society. The new electric 2 wheelers were starting at 80k+ at this point of time (May 2023), I reduced it to 55k and then 50k. At 50k, a month since my original posting, I received my first interest, an offer at 35k. I laughed off at the offer and kept on waiting. By June middle, I have reduced the price to 45k and I'd only receive offers at 31,500, the minimum offer the buyers are allowed to  send (70% of my listed price). Then sometime in the last week of June, a student from JNTU offered 35k and sang long essays of dukhda (sufferings) when I asked for 40k. I asked him to come and take a look. He came and we finalized the price at 36k. So I got 36k for a one year old scooter that I spent at least 90k on. Keep away from electric two wheelers.


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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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In the current situation, if once running is low, then definitely petrol, ie for home usage only, not daily long commute, Activa and all can easily last 20 year for occasional usage. If one is using daily for long distance commutes then ev probably makes more sense.

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If you want a fun to drive vehicle buy an Ather but beware there is loot by the service centers.basic servicing is 826 and service centers like BUBhandari will rip you apart on spare parts and other charges.but. EVs only if you can afford service and the n number of bugs that show up.I am somewhat happy with my Ather.otherwise I hear good about I cube.Bajaj is long-lasting but hand pains riding it and range less..dont buy  any Chinese rebranded scooter.

Otherwise the best would be to buy Jupiter

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Generous Generous
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Hi spamming in forum is strictly not allowed.
Cool Cool
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Would like to hear from actual long time EV user..

Helpful Helpful
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using non branded ev. its comfortable. noiseless ,hassle free , no long queues at patrol pump n spacious boot  very good for day to day usage.earlier i was using it for daily 30km up down never faced any issue so in my experience evs are good . if u are lil bit tech savvy then u dont need any service center

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