Petrol and diesel are some of the most important commodities in the world right now. In essence, anything to be made out of crude oil is considered quite important for our civilization. This holds true in populous countries like India as well. With millions of automobiles traversing all over the country, crude oil is what powers most of them. Well, when I say crude oil, here I’m talking about petrol and diesel. For the past few days, Indians have been witnessing a steady uptick in the price of both these types of fuel. However, one of the most shocking figures was registered just recently, and it concerns petrol.
In what could only be described as astonishing, petrol prices in some parts of India crossed the Rs 100/liter mark. The two states that recorded this incredible figure were Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. On February 17, 2021, the cost for a liter of petrol in Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh, hit Rs 100.57. The same day, the cost of a liter of petrol in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, registered Rs 100.82. As for the price of petrol in our nation’s capital, it hit Rs 90.19 per liter on February 19. Given the hike that’s been going on, we shouldn’t be surprised if these numbers keep climbing further.
However, there is a lot of blame game going on. Whether it be the current government blaming the previous one or corporations throwing flak at each other – this is a really messy situation. In between all this, there are those who are trying to wrap their heads around a purchase decision. This could either be a new car or a bike, and as you can imagine, this is definitely not easy. On top of that, there is the electric vehicle (EV) revolution going on in India right now. At present, there are three really popular and successful EVs in the market.
One of the most successful EVs in India is the Tata Nexon EV. Its ex-showroom price starts from Rs 13.99 Lakh and has so far sold over 3,000 units in total. Coming a close second to the Nexon is the MG ZS EV, which starts from Rs 20.99 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). It too has been winning over buyers, and there is now even a new one coming to our market. Then again, there will be a lot of EVs eventually coming over to India in the coming years. Even if the petrol price were to settle a little, there’s no real stopping the wave of EVs and hybrids.