Electric vehicles vs. petrol/diesel/hybrid

Drive Electric

From the rise of autonomous cars to the soaring popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) , this is one of the most exciting periods in automotive history. Here we take a look at how EVs compare to petrol, diesel and hybrid cars. Cost of electric cars compared.

CredR partners Crayon Motors to offer petrol two-wheelers for an electric bike 

Electric Vehicles India

CredR partners Crayon Motors to offer petrol two-wheelers for an electric bike . The partnership will deal with the exchange of any petrol-based two-wheeler with the latter’s electric bike. Cost-Effective Electric Scooter.


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Electric Scooter vs Petrol Scooter : Huge Money Savings

Plug In India

By Kamlesh & Atul There is a lot of misinformation in the mainstream media about the cost of electric vehicles. There are more expensive variants in the petrol scooter world. You guys must be shocked at the prices of petrol scooters.

Vehicle scrappage policy to reduce cost of EVs says  Nitin Gadkari 

Electric Vehicles India

Vehicle scrappage policy to reduce cost of EVs says Nitin Gadkari . The newly launched Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme or the vehicle scrappage policy will help to reduce the cost of manufacturing electric vehicles in India.

Tata Nexon EV v/s Tata Nexon Petrol

Get Electric Vehicle

The cost of petrol and diesel is increasing by the day. Petrol has already surpassed the dreaded ?100/litre To answer the question, we’ll look at the Tata Nexon, which comes in both petrol and electric versions. The Nexon petrol automatic starts at Rs 8.59

Why are some EV chargers more expensive than others?

Green Charging

You’re online looking at an array of EV chargers. Since we live in a world of scarce resources, it pays to be more economical. There are various types of EV chargers. Their cost varies. Here are the reasons why: Type of charger. Location of the charger.

Petrol prices hit record high

Green Cars News

Petrol prices in the UK have soared past the pre-recession record set back in in July 2008. According to PetrolPrices.com the average cost of fuel in the country now stands at 120 pence per litre for petrol and 120.6 This overtakes the 2008 record when petrol cost 119.7pence a litre- a price [.]. Tags: Green credentials AA cost diesel duty fuel petrol

Petrol and diesel prices under OFT investigation

Green Cars News

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to investigate fuel prices in an attempt to identify whether or not there has been a distortion of market competition. As motorists and businesses express deep concern about the cost of fuel in the UK, the OFT has announced that it will spend six weeks gathering evidence on [.].

Toyota admits fuel cell cars will cost more to fill up than petrol models

Green Cars News

Toyota expects that the cost of a tank of hydrogen will initially cost more than filling up with petrol, the carmaker has warned, ahead of the launch of its new Fuel Cell Sedan. Speaking at the JP Morgan Auto Conference in New York, Toyota USA’s senior vice president, Bob Carter made the stark war[.]. Toyota Editor Pick

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Biofuels to push up the cost of motoring

Green Cars News

Adding to the wave of criticism against the UK’s current policy for the use of biofuels in road transportation, The Times reports that the cost of filling up will rise as the European Union force oil companies to add more of the ‘green’ stuff to petrol and diesel. Malcolm Watson, technical director of UK PIA, said that drivers of older cars would have to buy “super unleaded”, a higher octane fuel that costs about 6p more per litre, or £3.60

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Carmakers turn to petrol and plug-in hybrids to stoke market interest

Green Cars News

A lack of consumer buzz around electric cars is encouraging carmakers to rethink their strategies and look to invest more in plug-in hybrids instead, according to a new survey from KPMG. The analyst’s 14th Global Automotive Executive Survey which surveyed 200 auto executives from 31 countries, found that the cost of batteries and recharging the [.].

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Ford introduce the EcoBoost petrol engine

Green Cars News

Much of today’s drive for cleaner, more efficient engines has focused around either attaching an electric motor to an engine to take over some of the powertrain requirements, these are known as Hybrids (famously seen in the Toyota Prius), or efficiency gains on turbochargin diesel engines, where most carmakers have found significant increases in fuel efficiency and reductions in CO2 emissions are possible – Ford’s current EcoNetic range is based on fuel efficient diesel units.

LPG on the rise again as petrol tops £1 a litre mark

Green Cars News

An increasing number of British motorists are opting out of the volatile petrol car market, according to the latest LPG (liquid petroleum gas) vehicle sales figures from Proton. The only manufacturer in the UK market to offer an LPG ready car at no extra conversion cost to the motorist, Proton has seen a staggering 375 per cent uplift in sales of its GEN-2 ecoLogic in the last month alone – making Proton one of the few manufacturers to increase their sales ( up 2.3

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Motorists cut back on driving as budgets get squeezed

Green Cars News

Almost half of UK motorists (43 per cent) have taken steps to reduce the amount they drive, according to new research, as the rising cost of running a car puts strains on household budgets. Green credentials diesel fuel costs petrolA further 6 per cent have stopped driving completely while almost a fifth (18 per cent) deploy eco-driving techniques to eek [.].

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Ricardo to optimize in-car climate control systems to extend the range of electric vehicles

Green Car Congress

This technology innovation should help accelerate consumer adoption of battery electric vehicles, the company said. Partnering with Jaguar Land Rover and using a Jaguar I-PACE as a demonstrator vehicle, Ricardo engineers in the TOBEV (Thermally Optimized Battery Electric Vehicle) project will look holistically at whole vehicle thermal management and use state-of the art digital modeling techniques to optimize the thermal and control systems.

All new Subaru Solterra EV arriving in 2023

Drive Electric

To date, Subaru’s main powertrain has been its ‘boxer’ petrol engine. However the world is moving to electric vehicles, and for a relatively small player like Subaru, the costs of developing its own electric platform would be challenging. seconds, and a top speed of 100mph.

7 Benefits of Switching to Electric Cars

My Electric Car

Buying a new car is always a significant investment, often involving plenty of research and testing beforehand, and buyers will likely give new, upcoming electric models a similar treatment. Switching to an electric car can save you more than just fuel costs. Save on Operational Costs.

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Electric cars buyers guide

Drive Electric

The early weeks of the new year are always exciting. And what could be more of a positive change than being more environmentally friendly in 2021? Here we answer some of the key questions you’re likely to have. How much does it cost to run an electric car?

Rising Fuel Prices Have Imparted A Potent Boost To The Indian Electric Scooter Market

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Despite recent reductions in excise duty and VAT rates, the price of petrol in India remains high enough to put a hole in customers’ wallets. The country is noted for its high demand for scooters, which account for a significant portion of global two-wheeler sales.

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New Zealand unveils $8,600 subsidy for electric vehicles

Electric Vehicles India

The New Zealand government has introduced subsidies to make electric vehicles cheaper as the new petrol and diesel cars more expensive. The commission is planning to ban the imports of petrol and diesel cars by 2032 and the road will be decarbonised completely by 2050.

Survey finds big shift in UK buyers’ attitude to diesel; more concern over running costs than environment

Green Car Congress

UK car buyers are turning away from diesel in favor of gasoline models, according to new research by Whatcar.com. With engine performance and good fuel consumption being rated as the two most important factors for car buyers, the shift from diesel to gasoline is more about running costs than concerns about the environment, following the diesel emissions scandal last year. There appears to have been a dramatic shift in the petrol and diesel sales seesaw.

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Electric Car Watch #1: Electric Car Disruption will destroy ICE Car Market | ? ?

Plug In India

We will talk about EV plans of major car brands, take a look at their EV vision, and go over their technology platforms. This week’s episode is mostly an introduction to this series and some of our thoughts on the global electric car scene. Imagine you have a petrol car.

London City Commuting: Why an EV makes sense

Drive Electric

The UK capital isn’t the most welcoming place for cars, with the lack of parking, Congestion Charge , congestion itself and the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). With some great transport links to take advantage of, having a car in London isn’t always necessary or practical. Cost savings.

Electric Car Maintenance with the Jaguar I-PACE

Plug In India

The PluginIndia team got an opportunity to test the Jaguar I-PACE electric car and do some research on the ownership details of the I-PACE. In this blog we will talk about benefits of driving an electric car like the Jaguar I-PACE and also the maintenance aspect of the car.

Electric company car tax explained

Drive Electric

Here we take a look at what company car tax is, what’s changed, and how it compares between different types of cars. The level of company car tax you pay depends on the value of the vehicle and your earnings. Benefits of having an electric company car.

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ICL researchers develop new membrane-based system for cheap, efficiently made biofuels

Green Car Congress

Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a membrane-based extraction system for the production of biofuels which uses less than 25% of the energy of current processes and produces ten times more biofuel with more than 99.5% Widespread use of biofuels is inhibited by the significant energy burden of recovering fuel products from aqueous fermentation systems. —Professor Andrew Livingston of Imperial’s Department of Chemical Engineering.

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The environmental impact of electric cars

Drive Electric

If you’re looking at electric cars , environmental impact is probably high on your list of priorities. There are plenty of benefits of making the switch to driving an electric vehicle (EV). That’s why the UK Government has banned the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030.

Why personalisation matters for electric vehicle transition

Clean Car

In a society focused on reducing air pollution and emissions, one of the most prominent up-and-coming solutions is the mass adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). Charging : The time required to ‘refuel’ an EV, the costs, and availability of home chargers is often unclear.

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Why Businesses Should Adapt EVs to Their Fleet?

Get Electric Vehicle

Is it time to explore EVs for your fleet, is there enough signals suggesting EVs are the preferred means of transportation in the not-too-distant future? Automakers are continuing to ramp up the production of electric vehicles worldwide. Maintenance Costs are Reduced.

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Swiggy partners Reliance BP Mobility for EV battery-swapping stations in India

Electric Vehicles India

Using electric vehicles for the delivery purpose is expected to lower the running cost of vehicles by up to 40 per cent. Swiggy & Zomato to shift to 10% of delivery fleet to EVs in 2021. As the government’s push for the growth of electric vehicles and support infrastructure.

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Assam Electric Vehicle Policy 2021

Electric Vehicles India

The Government of Assam has taken several initiatives to improve road conditions and to reduce air pollution. The policy shall remain in force for a period of 5 years or till a new or revised policy. The objective of the Assam EV policy 2021. Assam Electric Vehicle Policy 2021.

Debunking what you thought you knew about EVs

Drive Electric

As the future is firmly electric, it’s about time we put some of these concerns to bed once and for all. From range issues to the cost of electric cars, read on as we debunk six of the most common electric car myths out there. Range anxiety is a thing of the past.

Understanding Electric Vans & the London Congestion Charge

Drive Electric

Here at DriveElectric, we’re proud to have one of the UK’s largest electric van rental fleets. There’s never been a better time to lease an electric van, both in terms of choice and cost. It sounds like a lot, but this means it adds a lot of value to exemptions.

Driving the Tesla Model 3 in Australia

My Electric Car

This isn’t an in-depth review of the nitty gritty details of the car but more an overview and general impressions of this stunning vehicle. Plenty of Youtube video reviews are available that go in to much more detail.

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How does leasing an electric car work?

Drive Electric

Leasing, most of us have heard of it, some of us know it much better than others. In the interests of getting you up to speed, we’re taking a closer look at what leasing is, while also explaining how to lease an electric car. How much does it cost to lease an electric car?

Study shows gasoline pre-blending in ethanol production could cut energy requirements of separation by 17-40%

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the University of Witwatersrand and the University of South Africa are proposing replacing the final purification steps of conventional bio-ethanol production with a simple gasoline-blending step. The most prevalent use of bioethanol is not as a fuel in its pure form but rather as an additive to petrol. Conventional processes, however, fully purify bioethanol prior to blending it in petrol. MJ/L of ethanol produced.

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Fuel duty increase: Greenwash or green right?

Green Cars News

Many a motorist will grumble today as they get to the pumps and notice a jump in the fuel prices, following the two pence per litre increase in fuel duty, however environmental pressure group, Friends of the Earth (FoE) think the increase is necessary to coax us out of our cars. Others however are less sympathetic towards the spiralling cost of petrol and diesel. What do you think of the increase?

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Kolkata Police to add 226 electric vehicles into its fleet 

Electric Vehicles India

The Kolkata Police has announced that it is going to add 226 electric vehicles into its fleet in order to counter rising diesel prices and to escalate the maintenance costs of diesel-powered vehicles. In this regard, a budget of Rs 8.8 lakh) and availability of required units.

Supermarket wars not enough to reassure motorists over fuel costs

Green Cars News

Supermarket price wars over the price of fuel has not been enough to reduce motorists’ anxiety over the cost of filling up, new research suggests. Just last week, a new price war was sparked when Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s cut 2p off the price of a litre of petrol, to bring prices to around 132 [.]. Green credentials fuel prices motorists

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Lessons From Norway’s Journey To Becoming The Global Leader In EV Adoption


Norway leads electric vehicle (EV) adoption, boasting the highest share of new EV purchases worldwide. In the last five months, zero-emission vehicles have made up over 50% of its overall car sales , up from 31.2% Norway’s bustling EV market shows no signs of slowing down.

Soon an Electric Vehicle Will Cost Less Than An IC Engine Vehicle !!!

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One of the main reasons which limit the mass adaption of electric cars or EVs is its price difference in comparison with its IC engine counterpart. At present, an electric vehicle costs 30% more than an IC engine-powered vehicle with similar specifications. Rays of Hope.

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5 great electric cars still eligible for the Plug-in Car Grant

Drive EV

Yesterday the UK Government announced immediate changes to the Plug-In car Grant, reducing the value to £2,500 and the number of models eligible. The value of the grant has been reduced by £500 to £2,500 and is only available on cars under £35,000.

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Riding the TVS iQube Electric Scooter : Initial Impressions

Plug In India

Here are our initial impressions of the iQube. The century dealership is right next to an Ather one - and the contrast in terms of experiences is stark. They were not aware of simple issues like battery voltage or regen. TVS claims the Bosch motor peak power of 4.4