How Much Money can You Save on an Electric bike/scooter vs a petrol bike?

“Enjoying the Toronto Skyline with my GIO Electric Scooter” by GIO in T.O. is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Electric scooters are the way forward ?

recent years, two-wheeler technology has advanced significantly. The buyer now has various options, including the recently launched electric models. Despite this, gasoline variations continue to dominate the market. While non-carbon-based fuel is the way forward, the technology has not yet attained full scalability. However, several domestic automakers are betting on the electric vehicle category. Do you want to buy a brand-new scooter? Do you know the difference between an electric and a petrol scooter? Should you choose cleaner, more advanced technologies or continue with the status quo? These are the questions, a new buyer of electric scooters gets confused with.


Electric scooters are more expensive than gasoline scooters because the best-rated electric scooters use lithium-ion batteries, which are more expensive. However, the national government recently increased the incentive for e-scooters to Rs. 15,000 per KWh and the cap on incentives now covers up to 40% of the entire cost of the two-wheeler.


An electric scooter will get the same mileage as a gasoline scooter while costing 15% less per liter of fuel. So, in the electric bike vs. gasoline bike discussion, EVs prevail since they are more cost-effective in the long run. The average petrol scooter has a range of 50-60 kilometers per liter. Calculating in the same format, on the other hand, an electric scooter can give up to 100 kilometers per liter. The cost of operating an electric scooter, such as the PURE EV eTrance NEO, is merely Rs 0.25 per km. Electricity is reasonably priced at Rs 10 per unit in commercial areas of cities and Rs 3 – 4 in minor towns and villages. The cost of running this gas scooter per kilometer is Rs 2.5. (40 kmpl, Rs 100 per liter). So, if you ride 40,000 kilometers in four years (10,000 kilometers each year), your total fuel savings when using an electric scooter are Rs 90,000. Also, keep in mind that gasoline prices fluctuate according to macroeconomic factors. Petrol is currently priced at Rs 100 per liter. It may rise above Rs 120 tomorrow. Electricity tariffs have remained relatively steady over many decades, ensuring that your electric scooter will always have cheap operating costs.


Electric scooters are a good alternative for short-distance journeys, but with a limited number of charging stations, they are not practical for long-distance rides. Many e-vehicles, on the other hand, come with home charging options. The popular Ather 450X model comes with a free Ather Dot home charger. EVs require less upkeep than conventional vehicles. In terms of battery replacement, we believe you will not need to change your battery pack in 5 years. However, if you notice degradation and require a greater range after 4+ years, you can purchase a replacement battery. A 2.5 to 3 kWh battery pack for a scooter like PURE EV will cost Rs 25,000 to 30,000 in four years because the battery is manufactured in-house. Overall, we’re not talking about money here. By riding an electric scooter, you are assisting in keeping the level of air pollution in check, particularly in cities, which is increasing at an alarming rate on a daily basis. If the electricity used to charge the electric scooter comes from a sustainable source, such as solar or hydroelectric power, electric vehicles are the greatest option for cleaner air in the city.