An electric car with an electric motor will last longer than one with a conventional petrol engine, a new report claims.
The National Institute of Road Transport and Highways (NIRT) has claimed that electric vehicles could outlast a petrol engine by as much as five years.
According to NIRT, electric vehicles are capable of driving up to 150km on a single charge.
“This means that a car with a motor will outlive an electric vehicle by at least five years,” said NIRT senior director of electric vehicles, Rahul Bhalla.
The report, which was released on Monday, said the lifespan of electric cars can be extended up to 20,000km.
The NIRT report said electric cars are capable to travel more than 3,000 kilometres on a charge, making them more environmentally friendly than petrol cars.
“In the short term, electric vehicle (EV) adoption will lead to a significant increase in electric vehicle sales, especially for those in low-income areas,” it said.
It also pointed out that EVs can be charged by people, while petrol cars require drivers to maintain a constant flow of power.