Petrol and diesel prices in India are enough to make people sleepy. Driving a petrol-diesel car has become more expensive than before. That’s why people are searching for their alternative. Some car owners are looking at electric cars as a good option. But buying a new electric car is a very expensive deal. The facility to convert a fuel based car into an electric car is also available in the market. Car owners can easily convert their existing car into an electric car. But is it beneficial to do so and is it not illegal. Let us try to know the answers to these questions.
Making an electric car is not cheap
Years ago, there was no thought that a petrol-diesel car could be made an electric car. But now it is absolutely possible to do so, because many companies in the market offer the service of converting an oil-powered car into an electric car. New electric cars are very expensive, but converting an existing car into an electric car is also not that cheap. This too is a costly process and may also take at least Rs 5 lakh.
Is conversion to EV illegal?
Car owners can convert their existing car into an electric car if they want. The traffic police will not deduct your challan for driving a car converted to an electric vehicle on the road. Under the changes made in the Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, any person can convert a petrol-diesel car into an electric car. Under the Motor Vehicles Act, there can be 3 types of retrofitting in petrol-diesel cars.
- All types of electric vehicle conversion
- Hybrid conversion of vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes
- Hybrid conversion of vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes
advantages of electric car
There are many advantages to making a petrol-diesel car an electric car or buying a new electric car. The biggest thing is that the car does not require oil to run. Maintenance of electric car is also very less. These cars are environment friendly and give relief from pollution. Electric cars are very light, so they are also easy to control. The demand for electric vehicles is expected to increase in the coming years.
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