This easy-to-use calculator is intended for final-mile delivery operators and ride-hailing drivers to understand costs and emissions benefits by switching to Electric Vehicles (EVs). Learn more by exploring the tool below.

Select your inputs
Vehicle type
Use Case
region
Daily Distance Traveled (Km)
100
fuel types for comparison
Key outputs
Total cost to own and operate a vehicle

INR/Km

  • Maintenance
  • Fuel / Electricity
  • Registration, taxes & Insurance
  • Additional batteries for replacment
  • Capital

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Switching to an EV will save you

lakh INR over the
vehicle's lifetime
  • Maintenance
  • Fuel / Electricity
  • Registration, taxes & Insurance
  • Additional batteries for replacment
  • Capital
Switching to an EV will help reduce the negative impact on the climate and reduce air pollution by saving:
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of CO2 emissions
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Choosing the right financing option while purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) can bring fiscal savings. By understanding the loan application processes, terms, and conditions, customers can ensure that they have access to an affordable EV loan with lending terms comparable to an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle loan. While the application and due diligence process for availing loans vary from bank to bank and NBFC to NBFC, a borrower should expect to follow a similar structure to the one depicted below.

Apply online

Most banks and NBFCs have an online application.

Provide documentation

A drivers license, passport, Aadhaar card, or voting ID is required to confirm the borrower's identity and verify their address.

Verify your income

Provide bank statements to verify your salary or provide proof of self-employment.

Submit your application

After submitting your application online, the bank or NBFC will follow-up with you directly regarding next steps.

Things to look for while securing your EV loan

  • Understand the loan terms and conditions: Vehicle loans are characterised by features like loan-to-value ratio (LTV ratio), interest rate, and fees. It is important to review these terms and conditions while assessing the financing options.
  • Down payment (dependent on loan to value ratio) - A higher LTV ratio means a lower down payment has to be made by the borrower for the EV. In effect, having the lender cover a more significant portion of the vehicle purchasing price can reduce the borrower’s upfront contribution to the purchase of the EV.

    Interest rate - Low interest rates reduce monthly payments and ensure the borrower pays less interest over their loan term.

    Loan term/tenure - Having a longer loan term can help reduce borrowers’ monthly loan payments but increases the duration of time the borrower is obligated to make loan repayments. Loans with shorter tenure may have higher monthly payments to accommodate for the shorter tenure of the loan. Borrowers should weigh the pros and cons of longer loan terms to determine the length that may best suit them.

    Fees - Be aware of fees and other charges. Banks typically charge processing fees and levy a penalty in case a borrower wants to close their loan before the maturity date. Thus, closing a loan before its maturity date may be costly for the borrower if a high fee is levied.

  • Apply for a vehicle-specific loan: Loans specifically for vehicle financing offer the most favourable lending terms and interest rates for EV purchases, as the vehicle is used as collateral if the borrower defaults on the loan. Avoid taking a personal loan for a vehicle purchase as personal loans often have higher interest rates and shorter loan terms. Fleet operators may also be eligible for small business loans, also known as commercial loans, and should compare the cost structure of both vehicle and commercial loans to determine the loan that may offer the best rates. Typically, business loans require some form of collateral to be given by the business owner.
  • Check your credit history: To avoid providing any additional collateral, other than the EV itself, most banks and NBFCs require borrowers to obtain a certain credit threshold. If possible, avoid loans that require a personal guarantee, where the borrower offers personal collateral, or a third-party guarantor agrees to pay the debt and secure the loan.
  • Look for tie-ups between vehicle manufactures and financiers: Vehicle manufacturers are beginning to form partnerships with banks and NBFCs. Be sure to ask about opportunities for availing EV loans when purchasing your vehicle with the dealership or manufacturer.
  • Make decisions holistically: Consider interest rates, monthly payments, and fees holistically—loans with a low-interest rate but high fees could lead to higher payments. To compare loan structures, look at the monthly payment amount, fees, charges, and interest.

* Note: 1) This list is shown alphabetically and may not be exhaustive; users should check with their local electric vehicle dealerships to find out more about financing options. 2) The list of financial institutions is not a formal endorsement by the Shoonya campaign. The information has been collected from the websites of the financial institutions. 3) Any financial institution that has a provision to lend to EVs is welcome to provide us with information to be included in this list. Please contact us here.

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