If you curious to know **how much millage you will get in EV car** then here we did a research which gives a clear idea about EV car per km cost in India. So those who claim **EV car per Kilometer cost in India **is just Rs 1 only, all information will be revealed soon with proper facts now.

Before to continue, **you must have a knowledge of some points** that can make EV car per km cost calculation easy. These key points are:

- Per unit cost
- Battery capacity
- Total charging cost = Per unit cost
**x**battery capacity (Remember 1 kWh consumes 1 unit) - Range of Car in Real Environment
- Per KM Cost = Car Range / Total charging cost

**So now you have all the rules and formulas**. Based on this, **you can calculate the per km cost of an electric car** and get an idea of how much you are paying to travel a particular distance.

Let’s start from an EV car having battery capacity of 24 kWh. If you **own an EV car having more or less battery capacity,** then you can replace the (x) kWh with 24 kWh and get the per km cost.

**At Home: EV Car Per Kilometer Cost**

- Battery capacity: 24 kWh
- Charging price per unit: Rs 8 (Avg. per unit domestic rate in India)
- So
**full charge cost**= Battery capacity * Charging price per unit =**24 * 8 = Rs 192** - Range per full charge: 260 km
- So per km cost = Full charge cost / Range per full charge = 192 / 260 = Rs 0.74 per km

**At Charging Stations: EV Car Per Kilometer Cost**

Let’s go through the calculation again with the new charging price per unit:

- Battery capacity: 24 kWh
- Charging price per unit: Rs 18 (Avg. Fast DC per unit rate in India)
- Range per full charge: 260 km
**Full charge cost**= Battery capacity x Charging price per unit

**= 24 x 18 = Rs 432**- GST rate: 5%
- Full charge cost with GST: Rs 453.6
- Range per full charge: 260 km
- Per km cost = Full charge cost / Range per full charge = 453.6 / 260 = Rs 1.75 per km

With the higher charging price of Rs 18 per unit, the per km charging cost for your EV car is now Rs 1.75.

So, with a battery capacity of 24 kWh, range of 260 km per full charge, and charging price of Rs 18 per unit, the per km charging cost is Rs 1.75. If the charging per unit price is Rs 25 then per km cost of electric car would be around Rs 2.

As compared to petrol based cars, the running cost of an EV car is much cheaper and it saves a lot of money and contribute zero emission in air. In petrol cars the running cost is around Rs 9-12/Km, hence by owning EV car you can save up to 80% on the fuel and also save environment from toxic waste.

So those reports that claim the **per Kilometer cost of an EV car is just Rs 1 are true** if you charge the vehicle at home. But if you prefer fast DC charging at the charging stations then the cost per km increases by Rs 2 due to commercial rate + 5% GST. Even in some reports it has been mentioned that the EV car cost Rs 3.33/km.

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