How EV Three-Wheeler Cargos Are Replacing Four-Wheeler Cargos?

How EV Three-Wheeler Cargos Are Replacing Four-Wheeler Cargos?

A case study with statistics outlining the advantages, long term benefits - detailing reasons for shifts. 

EVs have taken a turn towards popularity and now India is eyeing a shift to electric three-wheelers from four-wheeler EVs. Be it for freight loading or for garbage disposal - three wheeler EVs are bringing about a revolution by reducing the operational costs.

You can save 5000+ minutes in a year, just by ditching a wheel of your cargo EV. 

Are you wondering how? Then read on.

India is aiming to pursue its ambitious goal of converting 30% of all vehicles on the road to EVs. Shifting to three-wheeler EVs will boost the process because they can reduce carbon tailpipe emissions by 13 tonnes per 100 km.  While a four wheeler EV takes a long time to charge fully , an  electric three wheeler like the Altigreen neEV Tez,  would take only  15 mins to go from 0% to 100%.

Let’s find out more about this significant shift of the transportation industry.

Why are we witnessing the shift from four-wheeler to three-wheeler EVs?

Quiet and smooth operation

Three-wheeled EVs offer immense maneuverability, making it easier to navigate even in tight and cluttered spaces.  Plus thanks to the high torque which ensures instant power transfer to the wheels as the accelerator is pressed, the result is a fast, quiet, and smooth ride.  An electric 3-wheeler like the Altigreen neEV has a 810 Nm torque at wheel and high ground clearance of 220mm, making it the best in its class. 


Since cost is a crucial factor, another major reason for people shifting to three-wheeled EVs is the pricing. The maintenance, servicing, battery repair, and charging costs of three-wheeler EVs are very competitive and economical.

Environment Friendly

Though all EVs are environment-friendly, electric three-wheelers are more friendly since they help in significantly reducing the carbon footprint in the commercial sector. It reduces carbon tailpipe emissions by 13 tonnes per 100 km. Since the emission is less, these three-wheelers do not cause air pollution. 

Low Fuel and Maintenance Costs

Compared to petrol and diesel, electricity cost is low in India, that is, the Kwh rate of electricity varies between INR 6 to 8 in India. So, charging a three-wheeled EV can be much more pocket-friendly. 

Moreover, the batteries and motors in three-wheeled cargo do not require frequent servicing. Lastly, you can cut back on the registration fees and can instead avail of subsidies that various state governments offer while buying an electric 3 wheeler.

Design of the vehicle

While EVs generally have a modern touch to their design, the three-wheeler EVs seem to stand out because of the classic sleek and retro look which the four-wheelers may lack. So, if you want to grab some attention on the road, a three-wheeler electric cargo should be your go-to option.

Now you know why ditching that extra wheel can be beneficial for you in the long run. The three-wheeled EVs will surely be the future over four-wheeled ones - considering its promise of zero emissions, higher maneuverability, lower costs and sleeker designs.  As three wheeler EVs become a preferable choice, keep an eye on Altigreen to lay your hands on the latest cargo models.

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