One cannot simply deny that Electric Vehicles(EVs) will dominate the future mode of transport. Conventional vehicles powered by petrol and diesel are highly responsible for greenhouse emissions. This has led to a rise in global temperature and alarming climate change in a few regions. We need to shift to vehicles powered by clean energy to stop climatic disasters in the future. With government support, many entrepreneurs have taken this seriously and are in the race to manufacture safe and reliable electric vehicles. Although EV technology is in the advancement stage, they are already challenging the petrol or diesel-powered vehicle industry. The popularity of EVs is also gaining pace due to their premium, user-friendly features and silent operation.
EV technology is the cleanest and is still evolving. The biggest challenge is the cost-effective battery design that can store many electric charges and discharges with high efficiency. The Li-ion battery makes up around 35 to 40 percent of the electric vehicle cost. But for the EV industry, there are many obstacles to reaching the milestone; higher electric price is the one. Starla’s retrofit is the cleanest EV Tech in South Asia, offering affordable petrol to electric scooter conversion kits to boost the EV technology and consumption of clean energy. The existing petrol scooter can be converted into electric easily within a single day.
Electric vehicles outperform conventional vehicles in most aspects because they are energy-efficient, high performance, needs less maintenance, and are more convenient, and that is why electric cars are better. The fact is that EV batteries can convert and supply around 60 percent of the vehicle’s electric power. In comparison, fossil fuel-powered vehicles can hardly convert 20 percent of the energy. EVs have high purchasing cost but requires less maintenance. The running cost of the electric car is meager compared to conventional vehicles; it is more than one-third of it.
Retrofitting a petrol scooter is the process of converting a petrol scooter to an electric scooter. This makes the scooter completely an eco-friendly vehicle, light, and compact. The internal combustion (IC) engine and petrol tanks are replaced by the electric propulsion kit(EPK) and batteries. A brand new electric scooter is expensive, and people find it hard to buy it; retrofitting is the solution to this problem. The retrofit supports the EV industry by making electric vehicle technology affordable and accessible to ordinary people by directly converting petrol scooters to electric. Starla’s 5.5kw patented PMSM Motor & Controller converts the existing petrol scooter into a powerful electric scooter that costs ₹65,000/- and ₹35,000/- with battery and without battery, respectively.
Electric vehicles need less maintenance because they are compact. There is no need for coolants, engine oils, etc., which That why they demand minor repair and maintenance. Since there is no combustion in the vehicle, it produces negligible noise and vibrations; hence, there is no wear and tear on the parts. Therefore electric cars have become reliable and long-lasting. You save a lot of money with less maintenance.
The rise in global temperature and the future threat of climate change has urged many countries to shift toward clean energy consumption. The governments of various countries are working on cutting the consumption of fossil fuels by developing grids for energy generation using renewable sources. Electric vehicles are the promising ones due to their eco-friendly nature. Due to the high population, the Indian Government is already concerned about this future problem. It supports the EV industry with friendly policies and incentives to increase the sales of EV vehicles. The Government aims to replace at least 50 percent of conventional vehicles on roads with electric vehicles by 2030. An electric vehicle is expensive, but they help cut emission and save running cost; a retrofit electric scooter model makes EV technology more affordable and accessible to ordinary people.