With the continuous increase in the prices of petrol and diesel in the country, people are increasingly becoming distressed. In such a scenario, individuals are looking to move towards purchasing electric vehicles. However, compared to petrol and diesel options, electric vehicles tend to be more expensive.

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But what if your budget does not allow for such an expensive purchase? To alleviate your concern, it should be noted that there are several companies in the market that are capable of converting petrol and diesel cars into electric cars.

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The cost of converting a regular car into an electric car is estimated to be around 4-5 lakh rupees. The price depends on the wattage of the motor that you choose to install in the car. Most of the companies that engage in this conversion work are located in Hyderabad and are involved in making parts for electric vehicles.

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The process involves the usage of a motor, controller, roller, and battery to convert a normal car into an electric car. Depending on the wattage of the motor and the battery that you choose to install in the car, the cost of the conversion will increase accordingly. For instance, if you opt for a 20 kilowatt electric motor and a 12 kilowatt lithium-ion battery, the cost could go up to 4 lakh rupees.

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To understand the cost involved, one can compare the cost of a new EV car and a diesel car. Taking the example of Tata Nexon, which offers options in petrol, diesel, and electric, if petrol costs 100 rupees per liter and provides a mileage of 16 kmpl, the cost per kilometer would be 6.25 paise.

Similarly, if diesel is priced at 95 rupees per liter and offers a mileage of 22 kmpl, the cost would be 4.31 rupees per kilometer. On the other hand, the Tata Nexon EV requires approximately 30.2 units of electricity for a full charge, translating to a cost of 181.2 rupees at 6 rupees per unit. With a full charge, the car can cover around 300 kilometers, resulting in a cost of 60 paise per kilometer.

Upon considering the example of a new car and converting it into an electric car, it can be observed that the difference in cost between using an electric car and a petrol-diesel car is significantly lower. Thus, using an electric car may prove to be more cost-effective in the long run.


– With continuous increase in the price of petrol and diesel in the country, more people are turning towards purchasing electric vehicles.
– Several companies are available in the market that can convert petrol and diesel cars into electric ones.
– The cost of converting a regular car to an electric one is around 4-5 lakh rupees, depending on the motor and battery installed.
– The cost of using an electric car is significantly lower than that of petrol or diesel cars, with approximate costs per kilometer being 60 paise.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.