# Activa vs EV Comparison

## ownership Cost Analysis(Pune)

## No/Low State Subsidy Example

## Maharashtra/Pune does have state electric vehicles subsidy.I have not included them here for two reasons.

- On Road Cost of Vehicles in Pune/Maharashtra is higher.
- Even with high initial cost and no subsidy, electric vehicles are cheaper to run and maintain

## Change Data like petrol prices etc by clicking on Edit Data button.These are approximate values and may change with time.

## Honda Activa 6G Vs Tvs Icube

### Honda Activa 6G

On Road Cost : **Rs 85,000**

Price of Petrol: **Rs 100**

Average/Mileage in Km/pl: **45**

Cost/Km: **Rs 2.22**

### TVS Icube

On Road Cost : **Rs 120,000**

Range (Distance travelled with full charge):**60 Km**

Price of 1 Unit (KwH) : **Rs 10**

**Cost/Km: Rs 0.42**

Units required for full battery charge: **2.5 Units**

## Cost of ownership

### Honda Activa 6G

### TVS ICUBE

## Initial Price Difference : **Rs 35000**

## Break Even: 19,445km

(Kms to recover extra investment on electric scooter)

## Minimum Kms/day: 13.32

(Calculated for 4 year period)

Honda Activa is the largest selling scooter in India. It sells almost 2 million units yearly. It has a reputation of being cheap and frugal.

For any electric vehicle to be successful, it must compete against Activa and make economic sense.

These comparisons are biased towards Activa. Yet, you end up saving money in the long run.

#### Light Use

#### After 4 years

## 15 km/day

**Total Kms: 21,900.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 48,618**

**Electricity Cost for Icube:Rs 9,198**

## Savings:

## Rs 4420

#### Moderate Use

#### After 4 years

## 25 km/day

**Total Kms: 36,500.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 81,030**

**Electricity Cost for Icube:Rs 15330**

## Savings:

## Rs 30,700

#### Heavy Use

#### After 4 years

## 35 km/day

**Total Kms:51,100.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 113,442**

**Electricity Cost for Icube:Rs 21462**

## Savings:

## Rs 56980

## Change Data like petrol prices etc by clicking on Edit Data button.These are approximate values and may change with time.

## Honda Activa 6G Vs Ather 450 plus

### Honda Activa 6G

On Road Cost : **Rs 85,000**

Price of Petrol: **Rs 100**

Average/Mileage in Km/pl: **45**

Cost/Km: **Rs 2.22**

### Ather 450 Plus

On Road Cost : **Rs 1,42,600**

Range (Distance travelled with full charge):**60 Km**

Price of 1 Unit (KwH) : **Rs 10**

**Cost/Km: Rs 0.42**

Units required for full battery charge: **2.5 Units**

## Cost of ownership

### Honda Activa 6G

### Ather 450 Plus

## Initial Price Difference : **Rs 57,600**

## Break Even: 32000 km

(Kms to recover extra investment on electric scooter)

## Minimum Kms/day: 21.92

(Calculated for 4 year period)

I have chosen the Ather 450 Plus and not the 450X for a very simple reason.Ather 450 plus by itself is far superior to Activa in terms of features, acceleration etc.

Ather 450 Plus is superior to more expensive Honda models like Grazia 125.

I have used Activa base model for comparison to prove that Ather 450 plus is cheaper in the long run even when compared to the base model Activa.

#### Moderate Use

#### After 4 years

## 25 km/day

**Total Kms: 36,500.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 81,030**

**Electricity Cost for 450Plus:Rs 15,330**

## Savings:

## Rs 8,100

#### Heavy Use

#### After 4 years

## 35 km/day

**Total Kms: 51,100.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 113,442**

**Electricity Cost for 450Plus:Rs 21,462**

## Savings:

## Rs 34,380

## Change Data like petrol prices etc by clicking on Edit Data button.These are approximate values and may change with time.

## Honda Activa 6G Vs bajaj chetak

### Honda Activa 6G

On Road Cost : **Rs 85,000**

Price of Petrol: **Rs 100**

Average/Mileage in Km/pl: **45**

Cost/Km: **Rs 2.22**

### Bajaj Chetak Premium

On Road Cost : **Rs 1,54,714**

Range (Distance travelled with full charge):**60 Km**

Price of 1 Unit (KwH) : **Rs 10**

**Cost/Km: Rs 0.42**

Units required for full battery charge: **2.5 Units**

## Cost of ownership

### Honda Activa 6G

### Bajaj Chetak Premium

## Initial Price Difference : **Rs 69714**

## Break Even: 38,730km

(Kms to recover extra investment on electric scooter)

## Minimum Kms/day: 26.53

(Calculated for 4 year period)

Bajaj Chetak was initially launched at a much lower price. At this initial price of 115,000, it was the product to compete against Activa. It would have been Bajaj’s sweet revenge on Honda.

However, Bajaj increased the price of the scooter twice.

Bajaj Chetak is a far superior product compared to Activa and it still makes economic sense but only for people who would use the scooter daily extensively.

#### Moderate Use

#### After 4 years

## 30 km/day

**Total Kms: 43,800.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 97,236**

**Electricity Cost for Chetak:Rs 18,396**

## Savings:

## Rs 9,126

#### Heavy Use

#### After 4 years

## 35 km/day

**Total Kms: 51,100.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 113442**

**Electricity Cost for Chetak:Rs 21,462**

## Savings:

## Rs 22,266

## Honda Activa 6G Vs Pure EV Epluto 7G

### Honda Activa 6G

On Road Cost : **Rs 85,000**

Price of Petrol: **Rs 100**

Average/Mileage in Km/pl: **45**

Cost/Km: **Rs 2.22**

### Pure Ev Epluto 7g

On Road Cost : **Rs 93,000**

Range (Distance travelled with full charge):8**0 Km**

Price of 1 Unit (KwH) : **Rs 10**

**Cost/Km: Rs 0.31**

Units required for full battery charge: **2.5 Units**

## Cost of ownership

### Honda Activa 6G

### Pure Ev Epluto 7g

## Initial Price Difference : **Rs 8,000.00**

## Break Even: 4,190km

(Kms to recover extra investment on electric scooter)

## Minimum Kms/day: 2.87

(Calculated for 4 year period)

Pure EV EPluto 7G is in the same class as Honda Activa in terms of features ,price etc.

This comparison shows the true picture of ICE scooters.

You will save a lot of money in running cost by buying an EV.

#### Light Use

#### After 4 years

## 15 km/day

**Total Kms: 21,900.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 48,618**

**Electricity Cost for ePluto 7G:Rs 6,789**

## Savings:

## Rs 33,829

#### Moderate Use

#### After 4 years

## 25 km/day

**Total Kms: 36,500.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 81,030**

**Electricity Cost for ePluto 7G:Rs 11,315**

## Savings:

## Rs 61,715

#### Heavy Use

#### After 4 years

## 35 km/day

**Total Kms: 51,100.00 kms**

**Petrol Cost for Activa:Rs 113,442**

**Electricity Cost for ePluto 7G:Rs 15,841**