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Old 21st September 2017, 14:32   #76
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If you have not bought an E2O yet, it makes sense to wait for the Nano Electric (to be launched soon). You'll at least have an option to compare. I have a feeling that the Nano Electric will be offered at half the price of an E2O.
There is no way you are going to get an Electric Nano for half the price of an E2O. I have been hearing about Electric Nano for more than 2 years and has been eagerly waiting for its launch. I am happy to buy it the moment it is launched as it is a great car for the city use. Then there was Electric version on Bolt and now the Electric Tiago.

And no, I haven't bought the E2O+ yet. I was offered close to 1L discount last month (Aug 2017) as a part of some promotion the company is running. But during my last test drive, the car struggled to climb the steep incline towards the road from my parking area. Though it climbed to the top, it was not convincing enough. If I stop in the middle of the incline, the car will not move forward and we have to reverse all the way back to my parking area try climbing all the way in a single motion. I am worried as the motor/battery ages, any more reduction in power will make the car useless.

I need an electric car soon but I do not have a choice other than E2O. There is a powerful model of E2O, but that will cost above 11L which I dont see a value. My solar setup at home produced 3720 Units of electricity out of which 450 Units were excess and exported to the grid in last one year. This 450 Units was enough to drive the e2O for 4500KMs for free. Now you know how badly I miss an Electric Car. I will increase the solar capacity once I buy an electric car.

So for now, the wait again continues for the next Electric Car in India.
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I need an electric car soon but I do not have a choice other than E2O. There is a powerful model of E2O, but that will cost above 11L which I dont see a value. My solar setup at home produced 3720 Units of electricity out of which 450 Units were excess and exported to the grid in last one year. This 450 Units was enough to drive the e2O for 4500KMs for free. Now you know how badly I miss an Electric Car. I will increase the solar capacity once I buy an electric car.

So for now, the wait again continues for the next Electric Car in India.
E2O is a good city car. It has shortcomings, but over past 3yrs, I have come to appreciate it. E2O plus is tad too big, but still OK.

If you can get a second hand for reasonable price, pick it up, and dump it when you have another car that is more agreeable... You will not get a sub 10Lakh car with everything you will like for atleast another 5yrs.
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E2O is a good city car. It has shortcomings, but over past 3yrs, I have come to appreciate it. E2O plus is tad too big, but still OK.

If you can get a second hand for reasonable price, pick it up, and dump it when you have another car that is more agreeable... You will not get a sub 10Lakh car with everything you will like for atleast another 5yrs.
As I said earlier, e2o is a good car but is very under powered. The e2o plus really struggled to climb up the slope from my garage to the main road. If I stop in the middle, there is no way it can continue the climb and has to reversed all the way back. If e2o had the same power as the e2o plus, then I guess, it might be better equipped to climb the slope since it is lighter than e2o plus. Could some one confirm if the motor and torque ratings of e2o and e2o+ is same? If yes, going for used e2o does makes sense as a stop gap arrangement.
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