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Tata Nexon EV Runs Out Of Charge: Petrol Powered Maruti Eeco Based ‘HopCharge’ Recharges It [Video]

2024 Tata Nexon EV charging by hopcharge

One of the few main reasons that deter people from buying electric cars in India are range anxiety and lack of proper charging infrastructure. People often fear that if their vehicle runs out of charge they might get stranded on the road. However, to solve this problem, a new company has come into the market which helps in charging electric vehicles. This company is called Hopcharge, and it can be called a traveling power bank for electric cars. Recently, a video showing how this company is helping EV car owners has been shared online.

Power Bank for Electric Cars

The video of this unique company providing charging facility to electric vehicle owners in the NCR area has been shared on YouTube by Atrangi Carkur on their channel. It starts off with the presenter showing that he was traveling on a normal road in the outskirts of a city where he comes across a Maruti Suzuki Eeco van and a Tata Nexon EV parked on the side of the road. He then questions the person standing next to the car about what they are doing. He asks if they are doing something like a refuel. To this, the person replies that it can be considered as electric refueling.

How Does This Work?

Tata Nexon EV Runs Out Of Charge: Petrol Powered Maruti Eeco Based ‘HopCharge’ Recharges It [Video]

Following this, the presenter asks him to explain what this is and how this works? The person then mentions that the car here is equipped with huge batteries which can charge the electric cars of customers who request them to come and charge their vehicles. The presenter then mentions that they are standing in the middle of a jungle and the person then says that they can come to any place in Delhi, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad or the complete NCR area. After understanding this, the presenter exclaims that this is like a power bank for electric cars.

Next up, the person explaining mentions that the owner of this particular Nexon EV, Mr. [MR?], requested the service, and he is currently inside the home while they are charging his car. He adds that this is a grid-free service so they just need the electric car’s charging port to be open and they can charge the vehicle without the presence of the owner. The person adds that this is the first-ever battery charging service and they have advanced batteries and systems. He adds that their batteries have BMS, which is a world-first feature, and they can charge a car from 0-80 percent in around 40-55 minutes.

Tata Nexon EV Runs Out Of Charge: Petrol Powered Maruti Eeco Based ‘HopCharge’ Recharges It [Video]

Hopcharge Costs

Following this, the presenter then adds that generally, it takes 4-5 hours to charge the batteries to 80 percent. He also adds that there is a problem of availability of chargers as well, and because of this, Hopcharge comes in handy. Next up, the presenter asks the question about the pricing of this service, to which he answers that it costs around 70-90 paisa per km to customers. He adds that customers who want to opt for the service can download the Hopcharge app and get their vehicles charged anywhere in the NCR region.