Battery is the heart of electric vehicle therefore it must be cost effective and hassle-free in the long run. Lead acid batteries are comparatively cheap to bring down the overall cost of the vehicle. But there are following drawbacks;
Lithium batteries can last 5 to 10 years depending on the use as described in the battery maintenance section. Weight of the Lithium makes it portable (especially in 2-wheeler) due to its weight which is ½ to 1/3 of Lead acid. In the long run they are definitely very cost effective and hassle-free.
Life of the battery
It has a life cycle of 1500 to 2000 or more depending on use. With normal use and once a day charge it can last up to 5 years or more having at least 80% capacity at the end of 1500 cycles. This is probably the longest lasting battery type at the present time.
This is one of the safest lithium batteries if stored and/or operated at a temperature less than 45 degree Celsius. Best working temperature is 25 degree Celsius.
It weighs around 8 to 18 kg depending on the size , which is portable for those living in apartments with elevators. It comes with a case which has handle to carry comfortably.
When we choose any component of the vehicle we ask ourselves first. “Would I buy it as a customer?” If the answer is yes, only then we look at the price and try our best to get it at the lowest possible—Not Cheap, because there are no free lunches.
DeXpress comes with a 1000 to 1400 watt battery. With full charge, it can give from 70 to 140 Km range depending on speed and riding conditions. Considering average of 30 to 35 km/liter for most scooters and motorcycles, the fuel cost comes to at least 2.75 Rs/Km. On this basis we have worked out following calculations.
Use of 70 Km / day 192 Rs/Day 70,000 in a year 6 days a week will save 60,000/year
Use of 50 Km /day 137 Rs/Day 50,000 in a year 6 days a week will save 43,000/year
Use of 30 Km /day 82 Rs/Day 30,000 in a year 6 days a week will save 26,000/year
Even if we consider use of 30 km/day and only 75% days in a year the vehicle cost is recovered in 1 to 2 Years max. The vehicle is designed for delivery by the shops and restaurants and therefore the use / day is likely to be much more.
DeXpress doesn’t have engine, gearbox, spark plug etc. which are prone to mechanical wear and tear and require maintenance. Our scooter has BLDC (Brushless DC) Motor. These motors run by change in magnetic field and hence there is no friction. There is no mechanical wear and tear. Apart from this, all other parts are electronic which controls the speed, brake lights etc.
Therefore it doesn’t need any service like oil change, spark plug change etc. It is maintenance free. Whatever little maintenance needs to be done is self-maintenance Details are provided in maintenance section on our site as well as in the working manual. Our customer need not come to us unless there is a major issue.
The vehicle is certified by ARAI under max speed 25 km/hr category; it doesn’t fall under motor vehicle act and therefore doesn’t need any license, RTO registration or mandatory insurance. We recommend third party insurance or full insurance as per the customer choice. We don’t include insurance in the price.
We offer 2 years warranty for Battery, 2 years for Motor and 6 months to one year for some of the vital parts. The warranty is strictly against any manufacturing defect excluding, electrical fluctuation, accidents, and natural calamity.
Total 150 Kg including the weight of driver.
Pick up of electric vehicle is comparatively better than the petrol vehicle in the same segment. Electric vehicle doesn’t have initial lag due to combustion time in petrol vehicle.
Battery is portable as well as can be charged on vehicle. It can be charged at home/office/anywhere.
8 to 18 kg maximum.
4 to 6 hour with the charger provided with the vehicle.
At present they are not available or very expensive. We will provide this support.
Battery is the most expensive part of the vehicle; we give 2 years warranty plus extended warranty, though the life is more than 5 years. The battery technology is fast evolving and cost is falling every year, which is a norm of the electronic industry. Therefore by the time warranty is over and battery needs replacement, the cost will be substantially lower than the current time.
Insurance against accident will be offered as per the rule and choice of customer at customer cost.
We don’t believe an Apple can be compared with a Banana. We all must switch to electric vehicle if we care for our health and future of our children.
With every purchase of DEXPRESS you save on fuel which in turn saves precious foreign exchange.