Honda Activa CNG scooter price, mileage, Lovato CNG kit for two-wheelers

One of the most affordable means of transportation today is the scooter. There are buyers who drive their scooters a lot and need a more affordable option. For them, there are CNG scooter kits for two-wheelers, more specifically scooters. We tested the Honda Activa CNG very recently. This came with a Lovato CNG scooter kit. This is not only limited to the Activa, but it is available for all types of scooters. The list of scooters is very long.

Lovato is not the only manufacturer to offer a CNG scooter and a few other players offer CNG scooter kits, and a lot of them. They are not available as a factory fitted option and are available as an aftermarket option. It is commercially available and the dealer will do the fitting for you on your Activa or any other scooter you own.

The Honda Activa CNG we drove was borrowed from Lovato. The company gave us one of its test scooters. We will try to review other CNG kits that are also available in the market. For this we will need a little more time.

Honda Activa GNC design

There is no change in the design of the scooter and it looks the same. As it was a scooter of the brand, they had stuck several brands of it. The green color you see in the pictures is of the scooter, but everything is sticker work by Lovato. For a regular buyer, this will not happen. The original color of your scooter will be kept. The Activa CNG will get at most one CNG badge, if you wish to add it. There will be no other difference in the Honda Activa CNG scooter.

The Honda Activa we drove was borrowed from Lovato. The scooter has everything intact in one place. The storage under the seat is now smaller because the meters of the CNG kit are placed under the seat. The CNG kits are placed under the handlebars. There are two small tanks installed there. Each contains 1 kilo of CNG. This makes a total of 2 kilograms of CNG. Each kilo will go up to 60 kilometers. This brings the total range to 120 kilometers.

Honda Activa CNG Video Review

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Honda Activa CNG scooter price in India

CNG kit for two-wheelers

Variant Price
MRP 15,000 INR

As CNG is more affordable, the cost of running the Activa GNC scooter will be lower. the GNC Activathe price of has not yet been disclosed. These will be made by an Iranian CNG kit manufacturer in Pune. This will be approved by ARAI. At the moment, it is a little too early to specify the exact price of the kit. In the next 15 days, we will share the Activa CNG Kit pricing. This kit is sold by Lovato and is priced at INR 15,000. Both brands sell their CNG scooter kits for around Rs 15,000.

CNG kits are government approved because they have been certified by the Automotive Reseach Authority of India (ARAI). The kit consists of two cylinders which can each contain 1 kg of CNG. The total autonomy of the CNG scooter kit for Activa is 120 kms.

The Honda Activa CNG is just like the regular Activa. The scooter shown in the pictures is green and white, but in reality there will be no difference in the design. The Activa 3G will be available in the same colors and design. The functionality will also remain the same. All you have to do is do an aftermarket assembly. The space for your knees decreases as the tanks are installed there.

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Honda Activa GNC Performance

There is a difference in performance. The CNG scooter is not as fast as the normal Activa so it is a bit difficult to overtake. You can sail comfortably, but to get past it requires planning. At the same time, the front of the scooter gets heavy, so turning at low speed and even handling is affected with the CNG kit. This makes the scooter a bit slower and also affects its handling. Making fast turns is difficult because the scooter is not fast and even if you pick up speed you will lose your balance because the front is heavy with the cylinders.

Mileage of the Honda Activa CNG scooter

Honda Activa CNG mileage

Motor Mileage
Activa GNC 80 km / kg

The Honda Activa 3G which runs on gasoline returns to around 50 km / l. The cost of running Activa gasoline is INR 1.3 per km in Delhi. While on Honda Activa CNG, it will be 61p. Domino’s staff got these scooters for their reviews and it’s free. The Activa will travel 120 km with the 1.2 kg tank. The cost of running the Activa CNG is much lower because the CNG is cheaper. There will be two cylinders on the scooter, each will have a capacity of 0.6 kilogram. It’s so cheap.

Honda Activa CNG Scooter

Is the Lovato CNG kit for scooters safe?

The tests went well. The ARAI has passed it and therefore enters the real world tests. All the kits that will be marketed must be approved by the ARAI itself. Honda Activa CNG is now on sale, not direct. The Honda Activa 3G can be purchased from a dealer and a CNG kit can be installed on it. The Honda Activa CNG will be an excellent value for money scooter. It’s pretty safe, there isn’t much of a problem with the scooter and it appears to be well insulated. So there is no major problem with that.

Other scooters with CNG:

Duo of heroes

Mahindra Gusto and Gusto 125

Hero Maestro Edge

Suzuki Let’s

Hero’s fun

Yamaha Ray

Honda Dio

Mahindra duro

Suzuki Access

Wego TVs

Suzuki swish

Jupiter TVs

TVS Scooty Zest

Vespa 125cc

Yamaha Alpha

Yamaha Fascino

Payday loans and auto title loans face tough new crackdown

Payday loans will be severely restricted under new rules proposed today by federal regulators.

Primarily, the rules will require lenders to ensure consumers can afford to repay loans and will require lenders to report loans to a credit bureau-like entity to track the number of outstanding loans and the amount owed. .

The rules proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will not ban all payday loans, auto title loans or other high-cost loans. But they serve as the federal government’s first big shot at lenders who sometimes charge consumers nearly 400% interest and bury them in a bottomless pit of debt.

“The Office of Consumer Affairs offers strong protections aimed at ending payday debt traps,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in a written statement. “Too many borrowers looking for a short-term cash-flow solution are saddled with loans they can’t afford and go into long-term debt. It’s a bit like getting into a taxi just to cross town and get stuck on an extremely expensive cross-country trip..

“By putting in place common sense, common-sense lending standards, our proposal would prevent lenders from succeeding by making borrowers fail,” he said.

With payday loans, consumers can take out small, short-term loans (often 14 days) in exchange for high fees and interest rates. A loan could be $500. Then it is reimbursed with the person’s next paycheck. If the consumer cannot afford to pay it back because that paycheck is already incurred for other living expenses, the loan can be rolled over, with more fees and interest.

Payday loan industry supporters are expected to push back with strong commentary when details of the new rules become known later today. The Community Financial Services Association of America, which represents non-bank lenders, says “payday loans are an important source of credit for millions of Americans who live paycheck to paycheck.”

The industry association notes that traditional banks do not adequately serve 24 million American households that do not fit into the traditional, regulated banking system. More than 16 million households take out at least one personal loan each year. The CFSA also noted that a recent Federal Reserve report indicates that 47% of Americans cannot afford an unexpected $400 expense without selling something.

“The CFPB’s proposed rule is a terrible blow to consumers because it will cut off access to credit for millions of Americans who are using small loans to manage a budget shortfall or unexpected expense,” said Dennis Shaul, CEO of CFSA, in a writing. declaration. “It also sets a dangerous precedent for federal agencies developing regulations that impact consumers.”

The CFPB has developed many regulations that affect consumers. If so, he’s asking interested parties and the general public to submit written comments on the proposed rule by September 14. The final rules will be published at some point thereafter.

Federal restrictions on payday loans took more than four years to develop. “From the beginning, payday loans have been a significant priority for the Office of Consumer Affairs,” said Cordray, who was appointed to his position in early 2012.

CFPB research shows that more than four out of five payday loans are reborrowed within a month. One in five payday loans end up in default, and one in five one-time payment auto title loan borrowers end up having their car or truck seized by the lender for non-repayment.

In 2008, Ohioans thought they had won the consumer victory, and undoubtedly those voters spoke loud and clear. But data from the Center for Responsible Lending also speaks loud and clear — of the subversion of the statewide consensus that Ohioans reached in 2008, subversion unchecked by the legislature.

This will be Ohio’s second go-around with payday loan restrictions. Payday loans were legalized in Ohio in 1995, but complaints about fees, deceptive tactics, and interest rates as high as 391% led to a crusade against them. In 2008, about 64% of Ohio voters approved keeping a payday loan reform law that capped interest rates at 28%. But payday lenders have found loopholes so they can continue to charge triple-digit interest rates, not just 28%.

US Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said in an interview that he was “confident” this reform will work where the last one failed. These rules will eliminate loopholes and fix two big problems: first, making sure payday loans are tracked in a database so consumers can’t have multiple payday loans at the same time. Second, prevent loans from being rolled over again and again. Consumers get in trouble, Brown said, when they take out loans they can’t repay in the short term and “the hole is too big to get out of.”

“My mission is not to put them (payday lenders) out of business,” Brown said. “My goal is for them to play by the rules.” He added that payday loans “fill a need” for some consumers.

Brown, the senior member of the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, has called predatory payday lending and car title lending an “epidemic” that’s costing Ohios more than $500 million in fees every year. Last year, Brown led a Senate effort calling on the CFPB to pass tough rules. “I will fight attempts to weaken these sensible rules and ensure that there are no loopholes that allow lenders to continue to exploit struggling Ohios,” he said.

The CFPB will announce details of its proposed new rules later today. Here are some of the expected provisions:

  • Lenders will be required to determine whether the consumer can pay each payment when due while still being able to pay other financial commitments and basic living expenses. The test requires paying off everything owed, including fees, without borrowing more within the next 30 days.
  • The number of short-term loans that can be issued in quick succession would be capped.
  • Lenders would be prohibited from offering certain short-term loans to people who have short-term loans outstanding or who have been indebted on short-term loans for more than 90 days in the last 12 months.
  • Lenders could offer less restrictive loans if interest rates are capped at 28% and application fees do not exceed $20.
  • Lenders should notify consumers in writing before debiting a payment from their bank account. And if two payments fail, the lender can no longer debit the account without specific written authorization.