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Old 4th July 2017, 13:27   #61
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Initial impressions of owning a E20 (4 door)

My wife purchased a E20 four door is now 6 weeks old at home.

Congratulations Rajain. Look forward to your detailed review and ownership experience. It will help a lot of people. I always thought it was a good product but build quality needs to improve by leaps and bounds and if that does happen then it's the perfect city runabout.
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Initial impressions of owning a E20 (4 door)

My wife purchased a E20 four door is now 6 weeks old at home. It has so far completed 3500 kms...keeps running and we barely give it enough time to charge and its out again. A full charge without AC gives 100-105 kms and with AC gives 90 kms or so. Takes about 6 hours for a full charge.
Congratulations. Looking forward eagerly to your detailed review with pictures. I still recall your review on your Xcent. My questions - how comfortable/smooth/hard is the ride over our often broken roads? Does it crash through pot holes?
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3500 km in just 6 week is quite a good amount of running for a car with very scarce and limited range.
Oh yes the vehicle keeps running around everywhere. Thankfully we have charge points mapped in the area. Office, home (HSR Layout), Mall (Forum) The Empyrean (close to Chikka Tirupati). We also prepared a 15 meter 15 amps wire for finding charge points where one is not closeby. 3-4 of us keep using it extensively. In fact the airport runs require careful driving (I know there is a charge point there also but we have so far not used it). The vehicle gets back home after a airport drop with about 12-13%. On the way back I have suggested that it be driven from Adugudi route so in case the charge is low it can be charged at Forum. There is also a charge point at The Empyrean. So, all in all in our drives around the town we have extensively used this. With charge points identified along a certain route and a full charge through the night it is actually pretty easy to drive it around. We have not had a situation where we stalled somewhere. Yes we do calculate if the place we are going to can be completed in the charge.


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Would be great if you can put down a detailed ownership review. And your summarisation(experience), how well it can replace a proper fossil fuel dependent car with the electric one like the way you have moved from xcent to E20 for the daily need runs and errands.
Yes I shall be writing that. In fact my Ertiga review I had started to write when we had done a trip to Coonoor and Pondicherry, 1 st service had been done and we had covered 5500 kms.

A full detailed review is certainly on its way. Meanwhile feel free to ask me questions and I will be responding based on our experience.

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You have the model with the 100KM range or the 150 KM one ?

GST has reduced the price of the E2O by over one lakh. Seems to be a good prospect for a city car only if the running is above 2 lakh KM over 7-8 years.

How is the ride quality compared to two wheelers like Activa or Access ? In most cases, it is going to replace them.

Seriously thinking of getting one 1-2 years down the line. How much units does a full charge take ? Data on KWh/KM or KM /KWh would be appreciated.
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You have the model with the 100KM range or the 150 KM one ?

GST has reduced the price of the E2O by over one lakh. Seems to be a good prospect for a city car only if the running is above 2 lakh KM over 7-8 years.

How is the ride quality compared to two wheelers like Activa or Access ? In most cases, it is going to replace them.

Seriously thinking of getting one 1-2 years down the line. How much units does a full charge take ? Data on KWh/KM or KM /KWh would be appreciated.
This must be the P6 variant, this has a range of around 110Kms. P8 Variant has a range of 140Kms
The earlier E2O without creep function used to provide better range compared to E2O plus due to excellent brake regen capability. Also the battery used in E2O and E2O plus are from different manufacturers.

Ride quality is little better compared in E2O plus compared to E2O. Suspension is a little softer in E2O plus.
E2O plus comes with 14 inch 165 profile tyres where as E2O had 13 inch 155 profile tyres.

It will take roughly around 8-10 units for a full charge for a 110Km version.

I had an E2O, I sold it this year as it was not making sense to have two cars with just me driving them.
I will only go electric for a proper car with a minimum of 200Km range and with full safety kit. The current options in the market come with serious drawbacks. I am not ready for a compromise at this stage.
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It will take roughly around 8-10 units for a full charge for a 110Km version.

I will only go electric for a proper car with a minimum of 200Km range and with full safety kit. The current options in the market come with serious drawbacks. I am not ready for a compromise at this stage.
If it takes only 8-10 units to charge , it's ridiculously cheap at less than 50p / km even at the highest rate slab of 5.65/unit in Chennai.

The range and safety features is not an issue since the car will replace the scooters . Any car will be safer than a two wheeler. Most of our running is within 10KM of our home , so even for a round-trip , it will be quite sufficient.
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One for query! Sorry for the back to back posts.

Is the FAME subsidy of 124000 still applicable on the E2o plus ? That will reduce the price by quite a lot.
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