Apartment Charging Station Setup Guide

Now that a lot of people are considering buying an electric vehicle due to the increasing prices of petrol and diesel. let’s look at how we can charge these vehicles if you live in an apartment and understand how we can set up an apartment charging station.

Challenges faced by EV owners who live in Apartments

But first, let’s look at all the common problems and challenges faced by EV Owners who live in an apartment.

  1. In many high-rise apartments, residents/renters do not own fixed parking spaces. Hence they cant install charging stations on thier own.
  2. If you plan on setting up shared public charging in your building, the up-front cost of charger and installation would be usually provided by the housing society fund, However. at this point of time, there are not a lot of residents that own an EV, thus the up-front costs would not be feasible.
  3. Comparing the installation costs of setting up an overnight EV charger at a single story house and at a multi-story apartment may very a lot. an electrician will need to run wires from your individual meters and give them to individual charging points in the parking space of your apartment.
  4. You might also require permission from the housing society aswell as the muncipality that certifies the charging point installations.

Above challenges referenced from: Evreporter.com | EV charging facilities in multi-story complexes

Now that we know all the challenges usually faced by apartment dwellers.

let’s look at solving these problems and also understand the process of setting up your own charging point.

Things you need to consider before moving on to setting up your charging station

  1. Estimate how many users will be charging from your charging point.
  2. Check if you have a Parking space in your apartment
  3. Research and understand the costs associated with charging station equipment, wire length and cost.
  4. Check to see if your Panel meter needs upgradation of if you need an extra panel.

Steps to setting up a charging station at your apartment

Step 1. Planning

Questions you have to ask while planning

  1. How far is the parking spot from the meter room?
  2. Do i have a covered parking spot or a uncovered parking spot?
  3. Can i run an extension cord from my balcony window? (Dont do this, not safe)
  4. Do i park on the road?
  5. Will the ‘societies’ or ‘apartment management’ object? Will i have to take permission?

Step 2. Getting Permission

This is the first, and possibly hardest, step in the entire process: getting permission from the Municipal Corporation (ex BESCOM) or the Apartment Association.

While we mentioned that certain states have some policies that stop “unreasonable” denials, what constitutes “unreasonable” is up to the state to decide.

It would help to brush up on any possible incentives that your state provides for building chargers when presenting your case

Here are a few policies and guidelines that might help in getting permission faster with your Apartment’s association,

List of Guidelines for setting up charging stations at housing societies and apartments

  1. Karnataka Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy 2017 dated 25-09-2017


    https://indianstates.csis.org/uploads/KarnatakaStateElectricVehicleEnergyStoragePolicy2017.pdf

    Point no 5.2.(i) and 5.2.(j)
    Amendments will be made to building by-laws for providing charging infrastructure for EVs in all high rise buildings/ new SEZ / Technology Park / Apartments in the State.
    Existing apartment associations will be encouraged to provide special dedicated plug/ charging stations facilitating the adoption of EVs by their members.

    “special dedicated plug/ charging station” can be interpreted in two ways. it can also be interpreted as a private plugin private parking spot.

  2. Clarification on charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles with reference to the provisions for the Electricity Act, 2003 dated 13th April 2018


    https://powermin.nic.in/sites/default/files/webform/notices/Clarification_on_charging_infrastructure_for_Electric_Vehicles_with_reference_to_the_provisions_of_the_Electrcity_Act_2003.pdf

    Point number 4 states that we don’t require any license to charge electric vehicles.

    The ministry has clarified that during the charging of e-vehicles, a station does not perform any activity related to the transmission, distribution or trading of electricity.

  3. Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles – Guidelines and Standards -reg dated 14th December 2018


    http://pibphoto.nic.in/documents/rlink/2019/feb/p201921504.pdf

    There are 2 points that you will need to consider from the above document if you are charging at residences or offices.

    1. . Private charging at residences/offices shall be permitted. DISCOMs may facilitate the same”

    3.4 The above minimum infrastructure requirements do not apply to Private Charging Points meant for self-use of individual EV owners (non-commercial basis).”

    The public charging stations given at the office must follow all the standards and rules as per the government order. Those rules don’t apply to the private charging station

  4. Amendments in Model Building Bye-Laws (MBBL – 2016) for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure dated February 2019


    http://pibphoto.nic.in/documents/rlink/2019/feb/p201921501.pdf

    10.4.2 All other buildings (including Group Housing) ” This can be misinterpreted as apartments cannot have private charging points. But if we further read, all the requirements are for PCS (commercial use).

    For further clarification, Annexure 3, point no 4 says that minimum infrastructure requirements do not apply for Private Charging Points meant for self-use of individual owners (non-commercial basis).

  5. Amendments in Urban and Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation Guidelines (URDPFI – 2014) for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure dated February 2019


    http://pibphoto.nic.in/documents/rlink/2019/feb/p201921503.pdf

    This document can be used as a reference if any government office or a house owners association declines your request by saying apartments private charging stations are not allowed in apartments.

  6. Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV) -Revised Guidelines & Standards-reg dated 1st October 2019


    https://powermin.gov.in/sites/default/files/uploads/Revised_MoP_Guidelines_01_10_2019.pdf

    1. Private charging at residences/offices shall be permitted. Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) may facilitate the same”

    3.3. The above minimum infrastructure requirements do not apply to Private Charging Points meant for self-use of individual EV owners (non-commercial basis)” 

Above List was made with help from Anand Vedula, check out his petition to add more support by the govt for private charging points in apartments

Step 3. Identify how many charging points and what type of charging points you need.

  • Identify if you need fast DC charging points or slow AC charging points.
  • Decide if you’d want to allow outsiders to use the charging stations or not (on a commercial basis)

Step 4. Contact Vendors like Charzer.com to get a quotation for your Apartment

You can get a 3.3 kW AC charger for around Rupees 3,200, and a smart charger for around Rupees 15,000 with labour and setting up charges extra.

Advantages of getting a connection from charzer include,

  1. No need to extend connection from meters, as all chargers come with electricity tracking. Chargers can be connected to the common electricity connection. No need to bring wire from resident’s individual meters.
  2. You can track usage individually and collect payments if you plan to share it with other residents as you can track the usage per resident or per flat on a real time basis. Just set your electricity pricing for automatic billing, payment collection and report generation.
  3. Charzer charging stations use cutting-edge hardware that’s rigorously tested for safety and reliability. Protects your vehicle against overvoltage, overcurrent, surge, short-circuit and other issues.
  4. Plus, You can control who is allowed to charge their vehicle to prevent outsiders or unauthorised usage.
  5. You also get a 2 year warranty

Drop an enquiry at https://www.charzer.com/apartment-ev-charging


Step 5. (Optional) Get an LT6 electrical connection

Apply for a BESCOM connection under LT6 – a Low Tension category specifically for EV Charging.

Step 6. Work with your charger supplier to complete the installation

The cost of the installation completely depends on the following factors:

  1. No. of charge points
  2. Type of charger
  3. Length of the cable
  4. Additional transformer yard requirement (if necessary)

Depending upon the type of charger and KW capacity of the connection, the speed of charging is determined.

Types of Charging Stations

AC chargingDC charging
Low cost and easy installationSpeed of charging is almost 6-7 times faster
AC chargers take lower power like 3.3 kW and 7.4 kW per chargerBetter suited for faster charging

Here are the tariff details for FY 20-21 applicable for BESCOM customers.

Approved Tariff for LT2(a) – Regular domestic connection)

  • Fixed/Demand Charges: Rs.95/ kW/Month
  • Energy Charges: net 888 paise/KWh unit

Approved Tariff for LT6(c):

  • Fixed/Demand Charges: Rs70/kW/month upto 50 kW and Rs 170/kW/month for every additional 50 kW
  • Energy Charges: net 500 paise/kWh unit

The advantages of applying a new LT6 connection (and meter) vs. using the existing connection are:

  • LT6 has a subsidised tariff of Rs 5.45 per unit. Fixed tariff charges also need to factor in the fact that if you use your existing connection, then you end up paying Rs. 8-9 per unit.
  • A dedicated connection provides a more stable electricity supply.
  • You need to check your apartment sanctioned load and see if that can support the charging stations.
  • For an initial pilot setup, an apartment can go with existing connection as there are no additional charges to be borne by the association for LT6 connection. Later on, they can invest on the new LT6 connection depending on the RoI on the project.

Of course, there are some other costs that need to be kept in mind, like deposit per KW of new load, monthly fixed charges on the new meter/connection, etc.

FAQs

Can the owners not directly draw electricity from their meters?

This is not advisable or recommended. This can lead to fire accidents and electricity load issues.

Do I need to mandatorily take an LT6 connection?

No. But that gives economic benefits with lower tariffs.

Can associations charge more money per unit to EV users than they pay to BESCOM?

Yes, they can. There is a capital investment cost involved to set up charge stations and that can be recovered

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What is the price to charge an Electric Scooter

The single biggest question many people ask while making a decision to buy an electric vehicle is: What will be the price to charge an electric scooter in my city?

If you’re looking at an electric bike vs. petrol bike, doing a bit of upfront research on charging prices vs. petrol prices will help you make an informed decision.

Doing the Math

The math involved is pretty simple. For the most accurate estimate, it helps if you have a recent electric bill for reference. That’s because we’re starting off by calculating the amount you pay for electricity in a given month. Then we’ll provide examples so you can determine how much you spend on each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity used.

For home charging, find your electric bill, then divide the [number] of kilowatt-hours or “Units” you used into the total. That’ll give you the price you paid per kWh,

Price of Charging an EV at Home

Electricity rates are subject to many factors, including the region where you live, the time of year, and even the time of day when peak charges apply. For the most part, electricity usage and costs are at their lowest late at night. That’s good news for anyone considering an EV.

Thus the cheapest way to charge your electric car is almost always at home, overnight. Some utilities have special low rates for the overnight period when their demand is lightest.

Basically Where you live directly impacts your electric bill. so let’s look at the price of charge these electric vehicles depending on where you live.

1. Price to charge the Hero Electric Atria

Price to charge the Hero Electric Atria

The Atria is priced from Rs. 63,640 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Battery Capacity: 1.53 kWh

Total Range per Charge: 85 km/ charge

Price to charge the Hero Electric Atria per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 3.978
Assam ₹ 7.497
Bihar ₹ 9.792
Chhattisgarh ₹ 1.683
Delhi ₹ 4.59
Goa ₹ 3.4425
Gujarat ₹ 5.355
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 6.0435
Haryana ₹ 3.825
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 6.0435
Jharkhand ₹ 5.814
Karnataka ₹ 0.765
Kerala ₹ 7.344
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 7.7265
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 11.2302
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 7.65
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 6.579
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 6.6861
Manipur ₹ 9.1035
Mizoram ₹ 9.027
Meghalaya ₹ 9.18
Nagaland ₹ 9.18
Orissa ₹ 7.344
Punjab ₹ 7.0992
Rajasthan ₹ 9.945
Sikkim ₹ 4.59
Tamil Nadu ₹ 3.06
Telangana ₹ 6.579
Tripura ₹ 9.4248
Uttaranchal ₹ 6.12
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 9.18
West Bengal ₹ 10.6641

2. Price to charge the Ola S1

Price to charge the Ola S1

Ola S1The Ola S1 scooter with a price tag ranging between Rs. 85,099 to Rs. 1.10 Lakh. It is available in 2 variants and 10 colours. Powered by an 8500 W Motor.

Battery Capacity: 3.97 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 121 Km/ charge

Price to charge the Ola S1 per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 10.322
Assam ₹ 19.453
Bihar ₹ 25.408
Chhattisgarh ₹ 4.367
Delhi ₹ 11.91
Goa ₹ 8.9325
Gujarat ₹ 13.895
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 15.6815
Haryana ₹ 9.925
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 15.6815
Jharkhand ₹ 15.086
Karnataka ₹ 1.985
Kerala ₹ 19.056
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 20.0485
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 29.1398
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 19.85
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 17.071
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 17.3489
Manipur ₹ 23.6215
Mizoram ₹ 23.423
Meghalaya ₹ 23.82
Nagaland ₹ 23.82
Orissa ₹ 19.056
Punjab ₹ 18.4208
Rajasthan ₹ 25.805
Sikkim ₹ 11.91
Tamil Nadu ₹ 7.94
Telangana ₹ 17.071
Tripura ₹ 24.4552
Uttaranchal ₹ 15.88
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 23.82
West Bengal ₹ 27.6709

3. Price to charge the Revolt RV400

Price to charge the Revolt RV400

The RV400 is priced from Rs. 90,799 (ex-showroom Delhi).

RV 400 draws power from a 72V 3.24kWh lithium-ion battery. It takes around 4.5 hours to charge completely using a 15A socket. If you’re in a hurry, the battery can be simply swapped at the Revolt Swap Station. This considerably reduces the downtime for recharging compared to conventional electric vehicles with non-removable batteries. The battery is linked to a 3kW motor, which generates 54Nm of torque. The bike comes with an ARAI-certified range of 156km per charge and a top speed limited to 85kmph. 

Battery Capacity: 3.24 kWh

Total Range per Charge: 150km/charge

Price to charge the Revolt RV400 per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 8.424
Assam ₹ 15.876
Bihar ₹ 20.736
Chhattisgarh ₹ 3.564
Delhi ₹ 9.72
Goa ₹ 7.29
Gujarat ₹ 11.34
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 12.798
Haryana ₹ 8.1
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 12.798
Jharkhand ₹ 12.312
Karnataka ₹ 1.62
Kerala ₹ 15.552
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 16.362
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 23.7816
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 16.2
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 13.932
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 14.1588
Manipur ₹ 19.278
Mizoram ₹ 19.116
Meghalaya ₹ 19.44
Nagaland ₹ 19.44
Orissa ₹ 15.552
Punjab ₹ 15.0336
Rajasthan ₹ 21.06
Sikkim ₹ 9.72
Tamil Nadu ₹ 6.48
Telangana ₹ 13.932
Tripura ₹ 19.9584
Uttaranchal ₹ 12.96
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 19.44
West Bengal ₹ 22.5828

4. Price to charge the Ather 450X

Price to charge the Ather 450X

The Ather 450 Plus will set you back by Rs 1,13,416 and the Ather 450X by Rs 1,32,426 (both ex-showroom Delhi, including the new FAME II incentive).

The Ather 450X uses a 6kW 26Nm Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PMS) Motor linked to a new 21, 700 cell setup in the lithium-ion battery pack and Battery Management System (BMS). It offers a claimed range of 70km in Ride mode and 85km in Eco

Battery Capacity: 2.61 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 85km/charge

Price to charge the Ather 450X per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 6.786
Assam ₹ 12.789
Bihar ₹ 16.704
Chhattisgarh ₹ 2.871
Delhi ₹ 7.83
Goa ₹ 5.8725
Gujarat ₹ 9.135
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 10.3095
Haryana ₹ 6.525
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 10.3095
Jharkhand ₹ 9.918
Karnataka ₹ 1.305
Kerala ₹ 12.528
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 13.1805
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 19.1574
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 13.05
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 11.223
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 11.4057
Manipur ₹ 15.5295
Mizoram ₹ 15.399
Meghalaya ₹ 15.66
Nagaland ₹ 15.66
Orissa ₹ 12.528
Punjab ₹ 12.1104
Rajasthan ₹ 16.965
Sikkim ₹ 7.83
Tamil Nadu ₹ 5.22
Telangana ₹ 11.223
Tripura ₹ 16.0776
Uttaranchal ₹ 10.44
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 15.66
West Bengal ₹ 18.1917

5. Price to charge the Simple One

Price to charge the Simple One

Simple One price start at Rs. 1.09 Lakh (Ex-Showroom). Simple One is offered in only one variant – STD.

Battery Capacity: 4.8 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 236 km/charge

Price to charge the Simple One per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 12.48
Assam ₹ 23.52
Bihar ₹ 30.72
Chhattisgarh ₹ 5.28
Delhi ₹ 14.4
Goa ₹ 10.8
Gujarat ₹ 16.8
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 18.96
Haryana ₹ 12
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 18.96
Jharkhand ₹ 18.24
Karnataka ₹ 2.4
Kerala ₹ 23.04
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 24.24
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 35.232
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 24
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 20.64
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 20.976
Manipur ₹ 28.56
Mizoram ₹ 28.32
Meghalaya ₹ 28.8
Nagaland ₹ 28.8
Orissa ₹ 23.04
Punjab ₹ 22.272
Rajasthan ₹ 31.2
Sikkim ₹ 14.4
Tamil Nadu ₹ 9.6
Telangana ₹ 20.64
Tripura ₹ 29.568
Uttaranchal ₹ 19.2
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 28.8
West Bengal ₹ 33.456

6. Price to charge the Bajaj Chetak

Price to charge Bajaj Chetak

The price of Bajaj Chetak starts at Rs. 1.00 Lakh and goes up to Rs. 1.15 Lakh. Bajaj Chetak is offered in 2 variants – Urbane and the top variant Chetak Premium which comes at a price tag of Rs. 1.15 Lakh.

Battery Capacity: 2.88 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 95 km/charge

Price to charge Bajaj Chetak per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 7.488
Assam ₹ 14.112
Bihar ₹ 18.432
Chhattisgarh ₹ 3.168
Delhi ₹ 8.64
Goa ₹ 6.48
Gujarat ₹ 10.08
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 11.376
Haryana ₹ 7.2
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 11.376
Jharkhand ₹ 10.944
Karnataka ₹ 1.44
Kerala ₹ 13.824
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 14.544
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 21.1392
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 14.4
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 12.384
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 12.5856
Manipur ₹ 17.136
Mizoram ₹ 16.992
Meghalaya ₹ 17.28
Nagaland ₹ 17.28
Orissa ₹ 13.824
Punjab ₹ 13.3632
Rajasthan ₹ 18.72
Sikkim ₹ 8.64
Tamil Nadu ₹ 5.76
Telangana ₹ 12.384
Tripura ₹ 17.7408
Uttaranchal ₹ 11.52
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 17.28
West Bengal ₹ 20.0736

7. Price to charge the TVS iQube Electric

Price to charge the TVS iQube

TVS iQube Electric price start at Rs. 1.00 Lakh (Ex-Showroom). TVS iQube Electric is offered in only one variant – STD.

Battery Capacity: 2.25 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 75 km/full charge

Price to charge the TVS iQube per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 5.85
Assam ₹ 11.025
Bihar ₹ 14.4
Chhattisgarh ₹ 2.475
Delhi ₹ 6.75
Goa ₹ 5.0625
Gujarat ₹ 7.875
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 8.8875
Haryana ₹ 5.625
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 8.8875
Jharkhand ₹ 8.55
Karnataka ₹ 1.125
Kerala ₹ 10.8
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 11.3625
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 16.515
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 11.25
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 9.675
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 9.8325
Manipur ₹ 13.3875
Mizoram ₹ 13.275
Meghalaya ₹ 13.5
Nagaland ₹ 13.5
Orissa ₹ 10.8
Punjab ₹ 10.44
Rajasthan ₹ 14.625
Sikkim ₹ 6.75
Tamil Nadu ₹ 4.5
Telangana ₹ 9.675
Tripura ₹ 13.86
Uttaranchal ₹ 9
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 13.5
West Bengal ₹ 15.6825

8. Price to charge the Hero Electric Flash

Price to charge the Hero Electric Flash

The price of Hero Electric Flash starts at Rs. 46,640 and goes upto Rs. 56,940. Hero Electric Flash is offered in 2 variants – LX VRLA and the top variant Flash LX which comes at a price tag of Rs. 56,940.

Battery Capacity: 0.960 kWh

Total Range per Charge: 75 km/full charge

Price to charge the Hero Electric Flash per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 2.34
Assam ₹ 4.41
Bihar ₹ 5.76
Chhattisgarh ₹ 0.99
Delhi ₹ 2.7
Goa ₹ 2.025
Gujarat ₹ 3.15
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 3.555
Haryana ₹ 2.25
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 3.555
Jharkhand ₹ 3.42
Karnataka ₹ 0.45
Kerala ₹ 4.32
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 4.545
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 6.606
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 4.5
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 3.87
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 3.933
Manipur ₹ 5.355
Mizoram ₹ 5.31
Meghalaya ₹ 5.4
Nagaland ₹ 5.4
Orissa ₹ 4.32
Punjab ₹ 4.176
Rajasthan ₹ 5.85
Sikkim ₹ 2.7
Tamil Nadu ₹ 1.8
Telangana ₹ 3.87
Tripura ₹ 5.544
Uttaranchal ₹ 3.6
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 5.4
West Bengal ₹ 6.273

9. Price to charge the Hero Electric Optima

Price to charge the Hero Electric Optima

The price of Hero Electric Optima starts at Rs. 51,440 and goes upto Rs. 67,440. Hero Electric Optima is offered in 4 variants – LX (VRLA), HX (Single Battery), HX (Dual Battery) and the top variant Optima LX which comes at a price tag of Rs. 67,440.

Battery Capacity: 2.63 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 125 km/full charge

Price to charge the Hero Electric Optima per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 6.838
Assam ₹ 12.887
Bihar ₹ 16.832
Chhattisgarh ₹ 2.893
Delhi ₹ 7.89
Goa ₹ 5.9175
Gujarat ₹ 9.205
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 10.3885
Haryana ₹ 6.575
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 10.3885
Jharkhand ₹ 9.994
Karnataka ₹ 1.315
Kerala ₹ 12.624
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 13.2815
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 19.3042
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 13.15
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 11.309
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 11.4931
Manipur ₹ 15.6485
Mizoram ₹ 15.517
Meghalaya ₹ 15.78
Nagaland ₹ 15.78
Orissa ₹ 12.624
Punjab ₹ 12.2032
Rajasthan ₹ 17.095
Sikkim ₹ 7.89
Tamil Nadu ₹ 5.26
Telangana ₹ 11.309
Tripura ₹ 16.2008
Uttaranchal ₹ 10.52
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 15.78
West Bengal ₹ 18.3311

10. Price to charge the Atumobile Atum Version 1.0

Price to charge the Atumobile Atum Version 1.0

Atumobile Atum Version 1.0 price start at Rs. 54,999 (Ex-Showroom). Atumobile Atum Version 1.0 is offered in only one variant – STD.

Battery Capacity: 1.2 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 100 Km/Full Charge

Price to charge the Atumobile Atum Version 1.0 per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 3.12
Assam ₹ 5.88
Bihar ₹ 7.68
Chhattisgarh ₹ 1.32
Delhi ₹ 3.6
Goa ₹ 2.7
Gujarat ₹ 4.2
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 4.74
Haryana ₹ 3
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 4.74
Jharkhand ₹ 4.56
Karnataka ₹ 0.6
Kerala ₹ 5.76
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 6.06
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 8.808
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 6
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 5.16
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 5.244
Manipur ₹ 7.14
Mizoram ₹ 7.08
Meghalaya ₹ 7.2
Nagaland ₹ 7.2
Orissa ₹ 5.76
Punjab ₹ 5.568
Rajasthan ₹ 7.8
Sikkim ₹ 3.6
Tamil Nadu ₹ 2.4
Telangana ₹ 5.16
Tripura ₹ 7.392
Uttaranchal ₹ 4.8
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 7.2
West Bengal ₹ 8.364

11. Price to charge the PURE EV Epluto

Price to charge PURE EV Epluto

PURE EV Epluto price starts at Rs. 71,999 (Ex-Showroom). PURE EV Epluto is offered in only one variant – STD.

Battery Capacity: 2.5 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 80 km/charge

Price to charge PURE EV Epluto per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 6.5
Assam ₹ 12.25
Bihar ₹ 16
Chhattisgarh ₹ 2.75
Delhi ₹ 7.5
Goa ₹ 5.625
Gujarat ₹ 8.75
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 9.875
Haryana ₹ 6.25
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 9.875
Jharkhand ₹ 9.5
Karnataka ₹ 1.25
Kerala ₹ 12
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 12.625
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 18.35
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 12.5
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 10.75
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 10.925
Manipur ₹ 14.875
Mizoram ₹ 14.75
Meghalaya ₹ 15
Nagaland ₹ 15
Orissa ₹ 12
Punjab ₹ 11.6
Rajasthan ₹ 16.25
Sikkim ₹ 7.5
Tamil Nadu ₹ 5
Telangana ₹ 10.75
Tripura ₹ 15.4
Uttaranchal ₹ 10
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 15
West Bengal ₹ 17.425

13. Price to charge the Hero Electric Photon

Price to charge Hero Electric Photon

Hero Electric Photon price starts at Rs. 71,440 (Ex-Showroom). Hero Electric Photon is offered in only one variant – HX.

Battery Capacity: 1.97 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 110 km/full charge

Price to charge Hero Electric Photon per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 5.122
Assam ₹ 9.653
Bihar ₹ 12.608
Chhattisgarh ₹ 2.167
Delhi ₹ 5.91
Goa ₹ 4.4325
Gujarat ₹ 6.895
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 7.7815
Haryana ₹ 4.925
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 7.7815
Jharkhand ₹ 7.486
Karnataka ₹ 0.985
Kerala ₹ 9.456
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 9.9485
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 14.4598
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 9.85
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 8.471
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 8.6089
Manipur ₹ 11.7215
Mizoram ₹ 11.623
Meghalaya ₹ 11.82
Nagaland ₹ 11.82
Orissa ₹ 9.456
Punjab ₹ 9.1408
Rajasthan ₹ 12.805
Sikkim ₹ 5.91
Tamil Nadu ₹ 3.94
Telangana ₹ 8.471
Tripura ₹ 12.1352
Uttaranchal ₹ 7.88
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 11.82
West Bengal ₹ 13.7309

14. Price to charge the Okinawa PraisePro

Price to charge the Okinawa PraisePro

Okinawa PraisePro price starts at Rs. 76,848 (Ex-Showroom). Okinawa PraisePro is offered in only one variant – STD.

Battery Capacity: 2 kWh

Total Range per Charge: 88 km/full charge

Price to charge the Okinawa PraisePro per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 5.2
Assam ₹ 9.8
Bihar ₹ 12.8
Chhattisgarh ₹ 2.2
Delhi ₹ 6
Goa ₹ 4.5
Gujarat ₹ 7
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 7.9
Haryana ₹ 5
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 7.9
Jharkhand ₹ 7.6
Karnataka ₹ 1
Kerala ₹ 9.6
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 10.1
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 14.68
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 10
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 8.6
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 8.74
Manipur ₹ 11.9
Mizoram ₹ 11.8
Meghalaya ₹ 12
Nagaland ₹ 12
Orissa ₹ 9.6
Punjab ₹ 9.28
Rajasthan ₹ 13
Sikkim ₹ 6
Tamil Nadu ₹ 4
Telangana ₹ 8.6
Tripura ₹ 12.32
Uttaranchal ₹ 8
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 12
West Bengal ₹ 13.94

15. Price to charge the PURE EV Epluto 7G

Price to charge the PURE EV Epluto 7G

PURE EV Epluto 7G price start at Rs. 83,999 (Ex-Showroom). PURE EV Epluto 7G is offered in only one variant – STD.

Battery Capacity: 2.5 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 90-120 km/charge

Price to charge the PURE EV Epluto 7G per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 6.5
Assam ₹ 12.25
Bihar ₹ 16
Chhattisgarh ₹ 2.75
Delhi ₹ 7.5
Goa ₹ 5.625
Gujarat ₹ 8.75
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 9.875
Haryana ₹ 6.25
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 9.875
Jharkhand ₹ 9.5
Karnataka ₹ 1.25
Kerala ₹ 12
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 12.625
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 18.35
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 12.5
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 10.75
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 10.925
Manipur ₹ 14.875
Mizoram ₹ 14.75
Meghalaya ₹ 15
Nagaland ₹ 15
Orissa ₹ 12
Punjab ₹ 11.6
Rajasthan ₹ 16.25
Sikkim ₹ 7.5
Tamil Nadu ₹ 5
Telangana ₹ 10.75
Tripura ₹ 15.4
Uttaranchal ₹ 10
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 15
West Bengal ₹ 17.425

16. Price to charge the Hero Electric NYX

Price to charge the Hero Electric NYX

The price of Hero Electric NYX starts at Rs. 62,954 and goes upto Rs. 67,440. Hero Electric NYX is offered in 2 variants – HX (Dual Battery) and the top variant NYX LX which comes at a price tag of Rs. 67,440.

Battery Capacity: 1.53 kWh

Total Range per Charge: 85 km/charge.

Price to charge the Hero Electric NYX per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 3.978
Assam ₹ 7.497
Bihar ₹ 9.792
Chhattisgarh ₹ 1.683
Delhi ₹ 4.59
Goa ₹ 3.4425
Gujarat ₹ 5.355
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 6.0435
Haryana ₹ 3.825
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 6.0435
Jharkhand ₹ 5.814
Karnataka ₹ 0.765
Kerala ₹ 7.344
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 7.7265
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 11.2302
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 7.65
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 6.579
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 6.6861
Manipur ₹ 9.1035
Mizoram ₹ 9.027
Meghalaya ₹ 9.18
Nagaland ₹ 9.18
Orissa ₹ 7.344
Punjab ₹ 7.0992
Rajasthan ₹ 9.945
Sikkim ₹ 4.59
Tamil Nadu ₹ 3.06
Telangana ₹ 6.579
Tripura ₹ 9.4248
Uttaranchal ₹ 6.12
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 9.18
West Bengal ₹ 10.6641

17. Price to charge the Okinawa iPraise+

Price to charge the Okinawa iPraise+

Okinawa iPraise+ price starts at Rs. 99,708 (Ex-Showroom). Okinawa iPraise+ is offered in only one variant – STD.

Battery Capacity: 3.3 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 139 km/full charge

Price to charge the Okinawa iPraise+ per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 8.58
Assam ₹ 16.17
Bihar ₹ 21.12
Chhattisgarh ₹ 3.63
Delhi ₹ 9.9
Goa ₹ 7.425
Gujarat ₹ 11.55
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 13.035
Haryana ₹ 8.25
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 13.035
Jharkhand ₹ 12.54
Karnataka ₹ 1.65
Kerala ₹ 15.84
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 16.665
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 24.222
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 16.5
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 14.19
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 14.421
Manipur ₹ 19.635
Mizoram ₹ 19.47
Meghalaya ₹ 19.8
Nagaland ₹ 19.8
Orissa ₹ 15.84
Punjab ₹ 15.312
Rajasthan ₹ 21.45
Sikkim ₹ 9.9
Tamil Nadu ₹ 6.6
Telangana ₹ 14.19
Tripura ₹ 20.328
Uttaranchal ₹ 13.2
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 19.8
West Bengal ₹ 23.001

18. Price to charge the Kabira Mobility KM 4000

Price to charge the Kabira Mobility KM 4000

Kabira Mobility KM 4000 price start at Rs. 1.36 Lakh (Ex-Showroom). Kabira Mobility KM 4000 is offered in only one variant – STD.

Battery Capacity: 4.4 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 150 km/charge

Price to charge the Kabira Mobility KM 4000 per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 11.44
Assam ₹ 21.56
Bihar ₹ 28.16
Chhattisgarh ₹ 4.84
Delhi ₹ 13.2
Goa ₹ 9.9
Gujarat ₹ 15.4
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 17.38
Haryana ₹ 11
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 17.38
Jharkhand ₹ 16.72
Karnataka ₹ 2.2
Kerala ₹ 21.12
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 22.22
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 32.296
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 22
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 18.92
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 19.228
Manipur ₹ 26.18
Mizoram ₹ 25.96
Meghalaya ₹ 26.4
Nagaland ₹ 26.4
Orissa ₹ 21.12
Punjab ₹ 20.416
Rajasthan ₹ 28.6
Sikkim ₹ 13.2
Tamil Nadu ₹ 8.8
Telangana ₹ 18.92
Tripura ₹ 27.104
Uttaranchal ₹ 17.6
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 26.4
West Bengal ₹ 30.668

19. Price to charge the Hero Electric Dash

Price to charge the Hero Electric Dash

The price of Hero Electric Dash starts at Rs. 50,000 and goes upto Rs. 62,000. Hero Electric Dash is offered in 3 variants – 110, La and the top variant Dash Li which comes at a price tag of Rs. 62,000.

Battery Capacity: 1.34 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 60 km/full charge

Price to charge the Hero Electric Dash per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 3.484
Assam ₹ 6.566
Bihar ₹ 8.576
Chhattisgarh ₹ 1.474
Delhi ₹ 4.02
Goa ₹ 3.015
Gujarat ₹ 4.69
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 5.293
Haryana ₹ 3.35
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 5.293
Jharkhand ₹ 5.092
Karnataka ₹ 0.67
Kerala ₹ 6.432
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 6.767
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 9.8356
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 6.7
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 5.762
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 5.8558
Manipur ₹ 7.973
Mizoram ₹ 7.906
Meghalaya ₹ 8.04
Nagaland ₹ 8.04
Orissa ₹ 6.432
Punjab ₹ 6.2176
Rajasthan ₹ 8.71
Sikkim ₹ 4.02
Tamil Nadu ₹ 2.68
Telangana ₹ 5.762
Tripura ₹ 8.2544
Uttaranchal ₹ 5.36
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 8.04
West Bengal ₹ 9.3398

20. Price to charge the Benling India Falcon

Price to charge the Benling India Falcon

The price of Benling India Falcon starts at Rs. 62,200 and goes upto Rs. 71,248. Benling India Falcon is offered in 2 variants – LA and the top variant Falcon LI which comes at a price tag of Rs. 71,248.

Battery Capacity: 1.32 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 70-75 km/charge

Price to charge the Benling India Falcon per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 3.484
Assam ₹ 6.566
Bihar ₹ 8.576
Chhattisgarh ₹ 1.474
Delhi ₹ 4.02
Goa ₹ 3.015
Gujarat ₹ 4.69
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 5.293
Haryana ₹ 3.35
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 5.293
Jharkhand ₹ 5.092
Karnataka ₹ 0.67
Kerala ₹ 6.432
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 6.767
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 9.8356
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 6.7
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 5.762
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 5.8558
Manipur ₹ 7.973
Mizoram ₹ 7.906
Meghalaya ₹ 8.04
Nagaland ₹ 8.04
Orissa ₹ 6.432
Punjab ₹ 6.2176
Rajasthan ₹ 8.71
Sikkim ₹ 4.02
Tamil Nadu ₹ 2.68
Telangana ₹ 5.762
Tripura ₹ 8.2544
Uttaranchal ₹ 5.36
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 8.04
West Bengal ₹ 9.3398

21. Price to charge the Komaki XGT KM

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Price to charge the Komaki XGT KM

The XGT KM is priced from Rs. 42,500 (ex-showroom Delhi).

Battery Capacity: 1.8 kWh

Total Range per Charge : 85 km/charge

Price to charge the Komaki XGT KM per state :

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 4.68
Assam ₹ 8.82
Bihar ₹ 11.52
Chhattisgarh ₹ 1.98
Delhi ₹ 5.4
Goa ₹ 4.05
Gujarat ₹ 6.3
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 7.11
Haryana ₹ 4.5
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 7.11
Jharkhand ₹ 6.84
Karnataka ₹ 0.9
Kerala ₹ 8.64
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 9.09
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 13.212
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 9
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 7.74
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 7.866
Manipur ₹ 10.71
Mizoram ₹ 10.62
Meghalaya ₹ 10.8
Nagaland ₹ 10.8
Orissa ₹ 8.64
Punjab ₹ 8.352
Rajasthan ₹ 11.7
Sikkim ₹ 5.4
Tamil Nadu ₹ 3.6
Telangana ₹ 7.74
Tripura ₹ 11.088
Uttaranchal ₹ 7.2
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 10.8
West Bengal ₹ 12.546

What next?

Now that you know the approximate price of charging your planned electric scooter, let’s move forward to deciding how to buy the scooter.

You can have a look at our guide to selecting a proper electric scooter if you plan to buy it.

After buying your electric scooter, let’s look at our EV insurance Guide and how to select the best one

Sources/ Disclaimer

All prices mentioned above are approximated, and we have tried our best to get accurate price numbers, but in the end, the correct prices will depend on your monthly power supply slab. higher power utilization has separate tariffs that are not considered in this list.

All price calculations have been made by keeping the monthly household electricity usage of 0 kWh to 150 kWh

All power supply tariffs have been gathered from bijlibachao.com click on the link to get in-depth tariff data

If you wish to calculate tariffs for your particular household. you can use this calculator

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