1. How Far Can I Go?
Usually the economical models which are most popular are – On a full charge can run for 120 kms. The largest battery which can fit in a custom vehicle can supply 500km of range. Usual daily driving is less than 70kms. We supply batteries packs in between this range. Electric vehicle range is affected by a number of factors including; speed, acceleration, number of starts and stops, rider and cargo weight, changes in elevation, head winds and road surface.
2. How Long Does Charging Takes?
Charging takes approx 60-90 min for a quick 80 percent charge. And 4 hours to get a full 100% charge from empty. Usually your vehicle will never reach empty (0 charge).
3. What are the different ways to charge Rexnamo vehicles?
Rexnamo vehicles can be charged at home (0-100%) in 8 hours and 30 minutes at room temperature 25 deg. The normal charge can be received from any 15 amp plug point.
4. How do I take a Road Trip?
A road trip can be taken by charging at locations where you stop for eating or resting. It is very convenient as the charger is on-board the vehicle and no need to carry it around. Just find a plug and you are done.
5. How Is Electricity Generated?
Electricity is traditionally generated using coal and hydro power, but new renewable energy sources are coming up like Solar and Wind which provide electricity in a completely eco friendly way (zero carbon footprint). You can also install a solar charger for charging your vehicle, we provide the same. Also the same charger can supply emergency power backup to your home appliances.
6. How Much Can I Save?
The cost per KM is less than Rs. 0.40 (just electricity costs) to Rs. 1.15 when you include all wear and tear like tires and such. That is equivalent petrol mileage of > 400Km/Liter. It doesn’t get any better than this. You save Rs. 1.5 lac per year if you regularly drive the car.
You can save a lot as there is zero maintenance on the vehicle and zero sudden breakdown chances. So all you need to change is worn out tires and some brake pads and everything else stays as it is for several years.
7. How Long Will a Rexnamo Electric Car/Bike’s Battery Last?
Rexnamo warrants its premium vehicles (like the Rexnamo Super Cruiser’s) battery against defects for 8 years/1,60,000 kilometer. It projects its life for at least 10 years, with the expectation that you’d have around 60-70 percent battery life at that point, depending on usage patterns. So even after 10 years it will still be pretty much usable. These are very advanced batteries; 20 times better than those in your laptops and smartphone.
But there are cheaper alternatives also which we can use in a vehicle conversion if budget is an issue. Those inferior batteries have a life of 2-3 years only, even though they are lithium based. Not all lithium batteries are equal.
8. Are the batteries safe in all conditions?
The battery comes with several layers of safety protection to deal with any untoward incidents.
9. How do citizen avail the demand incentive on the purchase of a xEV?
The demand incentive benefit will be passed on to the consumer upfront at the time of purchase of the xEV itself by way of paying reduced price.
10. Is the FAME incentive applicable throughout the country?
Presently scheme is applicable in selected areas like as notified separately broadly covering following cities;
- Cities under “Smart Cities” initiatives
- Major metro agglomerations – Delhi NCR, Greater Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad.
- c. All State Capitals and other Urban Agglomerations/Cities with 1 Million+ population (as per 2011 census)
- d. Cities of the North Eastern States
However, for 2 and 3 wheeler, scheme is applicable in entire country.
11. Why scheme is not applicable throughout the country?
Phase I of the scheme is a sort of pilot project just to see the reaction of people to the electric and hybrid vehicles. If this phase is successful, in next phase, scheme will be applicable throughout the country.
12. Is the FAME incentive applicable along with any other incentives that may be available in my home state for electric vehicles?
The FAME incentive will be available over and above any State level EV incentives being offered by any State/Local bodies.
However for JNNRUM (AMRIT) funded buses, there is a specific incentive amount declared in the Scheme Guidelines.
13. Will the FAME incentive be applicable on self capitalized vehicles for own use or for employee use/lease/CTC vehicles by the OEM
Yes. The demand incentive will be available for all types and self capitalized vehicles as well.
14. Will the FAME incentive be applicable to fleet operators who wish to purchase xEVs for commercial applications (e.g. for use as a taxi)?
Yes. The demand incentive will be applicable for fleet operators for commercial applications as well.
15. Will the FAME incentive be applicable for billings done directly by an OEM to a customer i.e. a sale that is not routed through an authorized dealer of the OEM?
Yes. The OEM can bill the vehicle and customer may avail the demand incentive.
16. Is the FAME incentive available to corporate and other organizations or only to individuals?
Yes, the incentive will be available to corporate and organizations.
17. Is the FAME incentive applicable for multiple xEV purchases by a customer? Or is it possible to get subsidy for bulk orders on a single person’s name or on single company’s names?
Yes. An individual may buy multiple xEV’s and avail the demand incentive applicable for each of them.
18. It is said that Electric Vehicles (EV) are also called as Emission Elsewhere Vehicle (EEV). Is it true that EVs are just transferring emission from city area to the place where power is being generated?
The fact is that a typical conventional hatchback has 130-140 gm/km of CO2 emission comparing to an electric vehicle for 100 gm/km when charged by grid and when solar charged, there is ~0 gm/km CO2 emission from an electric vehicle.
19. Is it necessary to sell old gasoline based vehicles to get subsidy under FAME India Scheme?
No, there is no such condition in the present guidelines.
20. Are Rexnamo Electric and Hybrid Vehicles safe to drive?
Rexnamo vehicles meet Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) and meet other qualifying criteria laid out in the FAME scheme. As such these vehicles meet all the safety regulations as applicable in the country.
21. Which electric vehicles categories are not covered under this scheme?
- E Rikshaw
- Electric Bicycles
- Vehicles used for carrying person/goods used within closed premises like factory, airport etc
- Electric Chair-cars
All those vehicles, which are not directly reducing fossil fuel, are not covered under FAME India Scheme.
22. Since the subsidy is only on a reimbursement basis, can Rexnamo claim the amount from DHI and then pass it to customers?
No, As per scheme guidelines, incentive will be on reimbursement basis only after submission of claim. This claim required to be submitted only after sale of vehicles.