Electric Vehicle Vs Fuel Vehicle: Which One is Better to Go With?


05 January,2023


15 February,2024

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Technology has its own way of emergence and it works hand in hand in the automobile industry. Every day there is new technology and innovation comes as a result. Today, automobile inventors are more likely to produce environment-friendly vehicles keeping in mind the reduction of fossil fuels. Probably they are looking for a renewable source of power for the vehicle. For this, electric vehicles are a more suitable option as they are non-polluting and reliable in terms of linear performance. The performance of the electric vehicle is the main factor. Whereas, fuel vehicles have their own features and benefits. As fuel vehicles need little time to be powered, but electric vehicles need a long time to get charged.


Environmental Impact

As the growing pollution has become a serious concern, electric cars are quite a relief. And, according to the research electric cars are better for the environment. Whereas, the fuel vehicle emits harmful gases like carbon due to petrol or diesel. But, electric vehicles produce fewer greenhouse gases and air pollution than petrol. That's why interest in purchasing an electric vehicle is increasing. It is important to know how electric vehicles impact nature. As per the research by the European Energy Agency, the carbon emissions of an electric car are around 17-30% lower than driving a petrol or diesel car. When low carbon electricity is used, the emissions from electricity generation improve. Currently, there are 8 electric cars on sale in India. Of these, the Storm Motors R3 is the cheapest EV while the Jaguar I-Pace is the most expensive electric car in India. Upcoming electric cars in India include BMW i3, Mahindra XUV300 Electric and Tesla Model 3 are the upcoming models.


Examples of Electric Vehicles



  • Chevy Bolt.
  • Honda Clarity.
  • Tesla Model S.
  • Tesla Model X.
  • BMW i3.
  • Volkswagen e-Golf.


  • Mahindra Gusto Electric
  • Tunwal Mini Lithino 48V
  • Ather 450X
  • Bajaj Chetak
  • Revolt RV400
  • Triumph Street Triple

Factors for Purchasing Electric Cars

Energy saving is the one reason people consider when shifting to electric vehicle in India. Though, there are several factors people should consider while purchasing is the cost of fuel and maintenance and the overall purchase price of the vehicle as per the electric vehicle market in India. However, electric cars tend to be more expensive and these vehicles are becoming more common with a variety of model options to choose from. Also, your location is one of the factors for the cost of purchasing and operating the new vehicle along with brand name and type. One more factor that is considered to get the difference between electric and conventional vehicles is how fast and quick a vehicle takes you between two boardings and destination. Where electric vehicles generate more energy that drives cars faster.


The basic difference between electric vehicles that also called EV and fuel which is categorized as Standard Internal Combustion Engine Models or ICE is that gasoline used by fuel vehicles and electricity required for electric vehicles. Mile per Gallon or MPG is the concept used to measure the fuel efficiency of ICE vehicles. However, the price of gas or fuel varies from time to time. And, fuel vehicles need to be filled up about every 250-300 miles of the journey. There are a variety of sources available for Electric vehicles to be powered by electricity. The electricity is produced by the burning gas or coal, or from renewable sources, such as hydropower, wind and solar.


'As electric vehicles are gaining popularity, you can find sufficient charging stations in public spaces especially in urban areas or at highway stops. According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Power, allowing various charger types to be developed at public charging stations, settled the issue of charging standards'. Source: thehindubusinessline.com The Development of Heavy Industries' scheme of setting up more than 2,600 public charging stations in various cities and more than 1,700 along highways is a step in the right direction. Such policies and guidelines provide a positive boost for EV adoption in the country to take off. Still, one or more charges are needed for long journeys. The benefit of electric vehicles is low maintenance as ICE vehicles need to add up the fluid transmission, coolant, and engine oil. However, both EV and ICE vehicles need to spend motor insurance, structural repair, brake, and tire changes. However, if you are planning to buy an electric vehicle or fuel one, keep all the important things in mind. Get a recommendation from automobile experts or people who are using an electric vehicle. Focus on several factors like overall cost, emissions, and vehicle selection.

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