Hope losses on diesel reduced to 2-3 rupee per liter?
After diesel aligned to market prices.
petrol - diesel difference will be 13 rupees per liter in bangalore (going by shell current pricing difference)
Diesel - 66.90
petrol - 80
Avg diesel car mileage: 17kmpl, 3.95 per km
Avg Petrol car mileage: 12.5Kmpl 6.4 per km.
Let take diff as 2.45rs per km
those who are running more than 12000km per year can consider diesel car.
Diesel savings: 29400
Diesel extra maintenance + Insurance: 4400 (for hatch back its too much :))
25000*5 = 125000 (diff between petrol and diesel initial investment again too much).
Resale value minimum difference 50000-60000 can assure interest on 125000.
What is benefits of going to deisel those who are having 12000km per year?
1) Both diesel and petrol prices will go up forever deisel cars may benefit more
2) Satisfy typical Indian mindset (always caluclate running cost)
3) Considering an average family size of 3 it will be cheaper than public, interstate and intrastate travels.
Bit harsh to environment?
May see loss of interest on investment if sold before 5 years.