Tata Motors had launched couple of new vehicles in the market earlier this year. One of them was their first premium hatchback Altroz and the next one was Tata’s first electric SUV -Nexon EV. It competes with other electric vehicles like Hyundai Kona and MG ZS EV in the segment and is currently the most affordable Electric SUV with long driving range. Tata has already sold over 2,000 units of Nexon EV in the market which shows how popular this SUV has become in such a short span of time. Here we have a video that shows a Tata Nexon EV owner who is using solar energy to recharge his house and his Nexon EV. In other words, driving his Nexon Electric is literally FREE, as he does not pay any electricity charges to recharge the battery of the car.
The video has been uploaded by SOLAR KART on their youtube channel. The video introduces to a Doctor from Kerala who has recently bought Nexon EV. He is currently spending no money on recharging the batteries as he has solar panel set up at his home. He installed solar panels 10 months ago and he bought the Nexon EV post lockdown.
The main benefit of having a solar panel installed at home is that he does not have to spend even a penny on recharging the car. The panel installed generates enough electricity to power his house and also recharge his car. Running cost for electric vehicles way less than petrol or diesel cars. According to the video, fuel cost for running a petrol car for 8 years is approximately Rs 6 lakh whereas, the electric cars running cost would only be under 1 lakh which is a huge difference.
The doctor also says that the surplus electricity generated from solar panels is sold to state electricity board. The owner was very happy with the performance of Nexon EV, He even says that, the car uses 30 units of electricity to recharge batteries fully. The car is recharged once in a week and easily return him around 250 kms of range. Unlike petrol and diesel cars, there is no need for frequent services and you can save a decent of money there as well.
The owner was very happy with the whole set up because, if he was using regular electric connection to recharge the Nexon, he would have had to spend some amount of money to recharge the vehicle but, in this case he is using the electricity that is generated at his house. Literally he is using a zero emission vehicle with zero expense. He also has to pay only 5 per cent road tax which is a lot lesser than petrol or diesel vehicles.
Nexon EV is based on the Nexon SUV that was launched in the market years ago. It is a sub-4 meter compact SUV and is one of the safest SUV int he segment with 5 star ratings. Nexon EV was launched in the market earlier this year and is powered by Ziptron technology that uses 30.2 kWh high capacity lithium-ion battery. It generates a maximum of 129 Ps and 245 Nm of peak torque. It has a certified driving range of 312 kms when fully charged. it is available in three trims and prices start at Rs 13.99 lakh, ex-showroom.