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Petrol or Diesel or CNG Car. Best Fuel Choice on Monthly Drive, Cost Recovery

Petrol or Diesel or CNG Car. Best Fuel Choice on Monthly Drive, Cost Recovery

Car Buying Calculator basis Average Monthly Driving of 500 to 1000 to 1500 to 2000 Kms a Month. Is it Petrol or Diesel or CNG Car for Maximum Savings

 

Petrol or Diesel or CNG Car in 2020

Buying a car is an important decision - not only it reflects taste, style, aura and top of it the convenience - but it also is a big financial decision - thanks to high ownership cost of cars in India. However, before making a Purchase Decision - its important to choose and consider :-

  • What is your Average Running and Which Fuel - Petrol, Diesel or CNG - is one you should look at ?
  • Which will save you money or which will be a drag on your monthly budget.
  • Are you seeking performance or ready to compromise loss of power in CNG by having Lower Running Cost
  • Which Fuel Type is more friendly in terms of Maintenance and after sale service

Whatever - you choose - think of your monthly running - ownership costs - Vehicle Performance - NVH Levels - so that you can make up the best buy

 

Fuel Prices n Mileage in India

Below are Present Prices of Fuel in Delhi

» Petrol: Rs 75 / Litre

» Diesel: Rs 69 / Litre

» CNG: Rs 45 / Kg

 

Average Running - 500 Kms / 1000 Kms / 1500 Kms / 2000 Kms a Month

Below is higher amount to be paid for buying Diesel / CNG over Petrol Car (upfront cost price difference)

  Diesel Factory Fitted CNG or Manufacturer Recommended CNG
Additional Upfront Costing Over Petrol Car Rs. 1.2 Lakh approx Rs. 65,000 (CNG Kit)
Additional Finance Interest Cost at end of 5 year Rs. 35,000 approx Rs. 13,000
Higher Maintenance over period of 5 Years including one time clutch Plate & Battery change price difference Rs. 25,000 approx Rs. 7000
Additional Insurance Premium in 5  Years Rs. 15,000 Rs. 8000

 

Costing

» Buying a Diesel Car is most expensive - which will cost around Rs 2 Lakh higher in Ownership cost as against Petrol Car

» CNG Car Costs good Rs 90,000 higher over the Petrol Car

 

Lets Take 4 Scenario

»  For 20 to 25 Km daily. For 30 to 40 Km Daily. For 50 Km Daily. For 60 Km and more Daily

  Petrol Diesel CNG
Average Mileage (City) 13 Kmpl 17 Kmpl 20 Km/kg
Avg Running at 500 km / month Rs. 2900 pm Rs. 2000 pm Rs. 1100 pm
Avg Running at 1000 Km / month Rs. 5800 pm Rs. 4000 pm Rs. 2200 pm
Avg Running at 1500 Km / month Rs. 8700 pm Rs. 6000 pm Rs  3500 pm
Avg Running at 2000 Km / month  Rs. 11,600 pm Rs. 8000 pm Not Feasible as your CNG Kit will be Out of Fuel every 3rd Day

Note: CNG Kits have 12 Kg Capacity with 85% Utilisation - so driving 65 kms or more on daily will require refilling gas almost every 3rd day

 

Car Buying Feasibility Purchase (Petrol or Diesel or LPG or CNG Car)

» Less Driven Cars: If Running Less than 500 Kms a Month (5000 to 7000 Kms in a Year) - Its Viable to choose Petrol Car without giving a second thought to it

» For Average Driving: For Running in between 800 to 1000 Kms a month (10,000 to 12,000 Kms a year) - CNG Can Prove as Most Economical on Longer Term

» For Moderate Driving: Monthly Running of 1200 to 1400 Kms (15,000 to 16,000 Kms a Year) - CNG is Ideal and can help in recovering in 

» For High Running: Diesel is recommended if your average running is 2000 Kms or more in a month (i.e 20000 Kms or more in a year) - it will save you good Rs. 30,000+ a year in terms of fuel costs and can cover upfront costs and higher maintenance within 5th year - giving long term fuel efficiency and savings

 

Pros & Cons (Fuel Type)

Lets know the Pros and Cons of buying a Petrol Car against Diesel or CNG or LPG Fuel in India

  Petrol Cars Diesel Cars CNG Cars
Pros Petrol Cars are Priced Lowest among Diesel, CNG or LPG as not fitment is required Low Running Costs are main motivator Lowest Running Costs across all Sort of Models
  Engine Performance does not get degraded. Lowest NVH - Noise Vibration and Harshness Proven in Long term to owe a Diesel car as against CNG or LPG Clean Natural Alternate Fuel. Go Green Gas, ideal - if you care for Environment
  Ideal as no modification required of Alternate Gas Kit - considered also the lowest among Maintenance Pep, Power Delivery in Diesel Car is much better as fuel combustion is pretty fast leading to enhanced pickup Retro Fitted CNG Kits are there where car can run on both modes Petrol or CNG
     
     
Cons Highest Running Costs. Expensive in terms of Fuel costs on longer term High Upfront Payment, Expensive to tune of 1 Lakh - 1.5 Lakh as against Petrol cars Been CNG Cylinder Capacity is small to maximum 12 Kg with 85% Utilisation, Expect around 200 Kms run with CNG Full
  Has relatively lower Pep (Torque) in Engine Performance as against its Diesel counterpart Spare Parts and Periodic Maintenance is higher on longer term basis CNG Leads to loss of Power giving lesser pickup. A general trend is 15% - 20% drop in power based on Car and CNG Kit
    Higher NVH - Noise and Vibration levels as against Petrol Cars Eats up Boot Space due to Size of CNG Kit
    Concern on Future of Diesel Cars as ban already imposed on Diesel Car Plying > 10 years in Delhi Few Fuel Stations of CNG. Also, the time taken to refill CNG due to Paucity and Commercial Vehicles Queue
      Long Term reliability in terms of Hassle Free Ownership is yet a question if CNG Fitment is not Factory Fitted

 

 

For More Details on Costing

» Petrol Vs Diesel Car

» CNG Car Maintenance

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Comments 7

Guest - Akash on Saturday, 25 July 2020 10:52

Hello sir i follows you non your youtube channel, you are the best person for car knowledge,
My daily running is 80km, I m confuse between
Santro (cng company fitted), toyota glanza (petrol) which 1 should I buy? My main priority is fuel saving,

Hello sir i follows you non your youtube channel, you are the best person for car knowledge, My daily running is 80km, I m confuse between Santro (cng company fitted), toyota glanza (petrol) which 1 should I buy? My main priority is fuel saving,
Guest - Vilas Vinayak Dhumale on Friday, 08 February 2019 09:55

i am having chevrolet enjoy car 8 seater. car Model is 2015 but register on 2016 till date Kolimeter is 85000- My car running per day is 100 km some time less also
Know Please advise in which segement in Fuel - Petrol, Diesel or CNG ?
i am confuse which car i suppose to buy ertiga , scorpio,& Marrazzo? kindly advise
,

i am having chevrolet enjoy car 8 seater. car Model is 2015 but register on 2016 till date Kolimeter is 85000- My car running per day is 100 km some time less also Know Please advise in which segement in Fuel - Petrol, Diesel or CNG ? i am confuse which car i suppose to buy ertiga , scorpio,& Marrazzo? kindly advise ,
Guest - Sunil Chaudhary on Monday, 13 August 2018 18:33

Sir
I am planning to buy a second hand car with or without CNG kit as I am into slaves & marketing and have to travel a lot may be 150 to 200 km daily. I m 6.2 in height so WagonR, alto, etc are out of option . Have been planning to but second hand city zx, civic and get CNG fitted to it. What is your recommendation for the same. ?? I do not want to spend more than 1.5 lac on car n next 50-60k on CNG ... Please guide

Sir I am planning to buy a second hand car with or without CNG kit as I am into slaves & marketing and have to travel a lot may be 150 to 200 km daily. I m 6.2 in height so WagonR, alto, etc are out of option . Have been planning to but second hand city zx, civic and get CNG fitted to it. What is your recommendation for the same. ?? I do not want to spend more than 1.5 lac on car n next 50-60k on CNG ... Please guide
Guest - peerzada on Tuesday, 03 April 2018 18:56

I am 6.2 in height and 110 kgs in weight please suggest which car to purchase, as i am driving car around 3000 kms per month

I am 6.2 in height and 110 kgs in weight please suggest which car to purchase, as i am driving car around 3000 kms per month
Guest - dr t m s on Friday, 06 April 2018 14:58

i find it difficult to sit comfortably even in my tata sumogold gx bharat stage 4 and drive comfortably ,i would say ample leg room with thedriver seat completely pushed back among indian cars the honda city diesel ,honda civic ,among suvs the jeep compass xdiesel ,the volswagen passat ,skoda octavia surprisingly nissan terrano ,ford 2.2 or 3.2 ford endeavour ,the isuzus and ssanyong by mahindra are also very good ,some people still stick to toyota innova and toyota fortuner but i am not sure whether standards have fallen ,as value for money try the honda wrv diesel but ask them to get a reare ac vents fixed with infotainment system problems and complaints resolved as well ,sit try for yourself ,go on a long test drive ,make yourself comfortable judge for yourself,take family along minimum 5 to 7 members and see the pulling power ,judge power to mileage ratio and then buy ,haste makes waste ,most cars are never investment they never appreciate ,they only depreciate over the years rds dr prasad panicker t m s cardiologist

i find it difficult to sit comfortably even in my tata sumogold gx bharat stage 4 and drive comfortably ,i would say ample leg room with thedriver seat completely pushed back among indian cars the honda city diesel ,honda civic ,among suvs the jeep compass xdiesel ,the volswagen passat ,skoda octavia surprisingly nissan terrano ,ford 2.2 or 3.2 ford endeavour ,the isuzus and ssanyong by mahindra are also very good ,some people still stick to toyota innova and toyota fortuner but i am not sure whether standards have fallen ,as value for money try the honda wrv diesel but ask them to get a reare ac vents fixed with infotainment system problems and complaints resolved as well ,sit try for yourself ,go on a long test drive ,make yourself comfortable judge for yourself,take family along minimum 5 to 7 members and see the pulling power ,judge power to mileage ratio and then buy ,haste makes waste ,most cars are never investment they never appreciate ,they only depreciate over the years rds dr prasad panicker t m s cardiologist
Guest - Subhasis Das on Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:06

Sir, I want to buy a car cost around 5 Lakhs. I do to drive too much. About 500 km per month. I like cars which have little bit of height. Which car I should go for.

Sir, I want to buy a car cost around 5 Lakhs. I do to drive too much. About 500 km per month. I like cars which have little bit of height. Which car I should go for.
Guest - K Kunal on Monday, 06 November 2017 09:11

Sir/ Mam
I Own Toyota Etios Liva since 2.5 years and total run is approximately 18000 km.
Mostly I drive in city, can I go for CNG option.
Plz. Suggest recommended company from where the kit should be taken and fitted (pune).

Sir/ Mam I Own Toyota Etios Liva since 2.5 years and total run is approximately 18000 km. Mostly I drive in city, can I go for CNG option. Plz. Suggest recommended company from where the kit should be taken and fitted (pune).
Guest
Sunday, 09 August 2020

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