High cost and fall in crude price have reduced the charm, but government sops may help

Planning to buy an eco-friendly car that can cut down your petrol bills? Then, e-vehicles (EV) that don’t guzzle fossil fuel to power your ride can fit the bill. But while these cars are easy on your pocket as far as daily running costs go, a steep upfront payment and a much higher cost to replace the battery can pinch you. At best, these cars can serve as a second car for a city runabout. Falling...