Got solar power; need suggestions for buying an EV

Question is that selling excess power to the grid (aka GEB) pays a measly Rs 2.25 per Kwh whereas buying from them can go up to Rs 7.5 per Kwh.

BHPian earthian recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

In Gujarat we have a saying which goes like this: "One has a leash and hence one is looking to get a dog!"-meaning trying to maximize or optimize one's resources. Get best value for the money.

On a similar vein, i have an issue:

I am building a new house in a farm house scheme and am going to install about 11 kw solar power. Question is that selling excess power to the grid (aka GEB) pays a measly Rs 2.25 per Kwh whereas buying from them can go up to Rs 7.5 per Kwh. One may argue that the installed capacity of solar be trimmed down, but taking into account the future requirement as well as mood, i am inclined to splurge now rather than add incremental over time-involving both time and hardship.

So the leash is there (11 KW solar) and hence looking for a dog(a EV car for local running around). I know this doesn't sound right since we are investing in more capacity than required today - a waste.
But seriously looking for an EV car- Nexon or Tigor? or something else?

Here's what GTO had to say on the matter:

Tigor (if sensitive to price) or Nexon are your best and only affordable options.

Could consider the sexy Ather or Ola S1 too, as the requirement is a local runabout, but I haven't seen you posting in the 2-wheeler forum. So not sure if this is an option.

Here's what BHPian condor had to say about the matter:

How about something hatke ?

Since you have a farm, get a small goods vehicle, convert it to electric. Use this in the farm. Unless you take it out, you don't have to be worried about registration etc.

Btw, recently came across a company that is working on a new line of electric power tillers/weeders.

Since you don't really need a car, why not something that can be used for the farm work?

Here's what BHPian 2000rpm had to say on the matter:

Would still suggest to sell to the grid, because of the following reasons:

It will help the environment, someone using coal powered will receive clean energy.

Any money earned, is still INCOME, use this for donations or hobbies, money better spend.

Buying a car for no need, is a wasted expense. You will hit depreciation also on this dead asset which will have limited running.

What will you do with this vehicle when your farm need exceeds the solar supply? Charge it by paying 7.5 INR per KWH?

Here's what BHPian fordday had to say on the matter:

I think this is the dog you are looking for.

Sonalika Electric tractor. Tiger electric.

100% torque at 100% times.

It fits your requirement to a T.


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