Working towards a sustainable alternative for a greener future, HOP enables consumers to pay according to convenience and need.
New Delhi, NFAPost: HOP Electric Mobility, India’s leading integrated electric mobility company, has launched a first of its kind integrated network of battery charging cum swapping stations as ‘Hop Energy Network’.
Aiming to bolster the country’s EV ecosystem, the new initiative is designed to reduce the range anxiety concerns of consumers. Now, consumers can charge a Hop electric scooter at home or swap to a fully charged battery when outside in less than 30 seconds.
The brand has already started its pilot network with 5 Swapping stations and 50 Batteries in Jaipur earlier this year. In fact, in just six months, they have already swapped over 2000 batteries adding 1,40,000+ clean kilometres.
HOP Electric Mobility CEO and Founder Ketan Mehta said all are living today in a hyper-aware society which is concerned about climate changes and global warming.
“Electric scooters have already proven that they are sustainable, renewable and economical. With HOP energy network customers will be able to save both time and money. Our charging stations are equipped with cutting-edge technology where users will be able to replace their batteries within 30 second with hassle-free replacement. Only a handful of companies are enabling users in such a drastic manner and we are one of them,” said Ketan Mehta .
As of now, already close to 70,000 petrol pumps in India cater to IEC vehicles, and the number is likely to grow in the near future. If the existing infrastructure is used correctly, one doesn’t need to acquire extra land space to set up the electric vehicle charging stations.
This is where HOP Energy Network is planning to disrupt the market with its decentralised energy distribution network. The company will be setting up new-age charging cum swapping stations at the existing petrol pumps, malls, parking lots and general stores so that the same infrastructure can be used to take a step towards a greener future.
The HOP Energy Network is a network of smart batteries and intelligent battery swapping cum charging stations, where customers can replace their discharged battery with a fully charged battery in less than 30 seconds.
Furthermore, these battery swapping cum charging stations are fully automated capable of churning out over 150 fully charged batteries on a daily basis. Equipped with NFC (Near-field Communication) and a 15-inch HMI touch screen, these battery swapping cum charging stations are designed for easy self-use and round the clock operations.
Two ways to charge batteries- Charge at home or swap when outside.
With Hop energy network subscription, hop consumers are offered a unique ownership experience with distinct benefits such as no hassle of owning batteries, upto 40% lesser upfront cost, access to the latest battery technologies and a lifetime warranty on their batteries. In this way, owning electric scooters will become cost-effective, time-effective, and more convenient than ever before.
Customers are free to use the swapping battery options as per their convenience and needs. The first option is to opt for the monthly battery plan and enjoy unlimited battery swaps at any station at just INR 2500 per month. The second option is pay as you go service, where consumers use the service at INR 1/km only for the kilometres they ride.
On top of all that, the battery swapping cum charging stations are engineered to keep batteries cool while charging, resulting in long durability and optimal performance. After getting brilliant traction and results in Jaipur, the brand aspires to expand the charging stations network across India, starting with tier-I cities like Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gurugram, Noida
It is pertinent to mention here that about 82% of India’s oil demand is currently fulfilled by imports. However, the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles is projected to help save close to USD 60 billion on oil imports by 2030.
About HOP Electric Mobility:
With the vision to become the world’s leading provider of green, sustainable and energy-efficient two-wheelers – after two years of extensive R&D research, the company started operations from regional branch in Jaipur, inaugurated by Rajasthan Minister of Road and Transport Pratap Singh Khachariyawas.
As of now, HOP has three market-ready products, two e- scooters and one e- motorcycle. The brand plans to launch at least ten new products in the next three years. HOP’s 40,000 square feet long manufacturing unit is currently situated in Jaipur, and it plans to expand its footprint countrywide soon.
HOP Electric Mobility Private Limited was founded by Ketan Mehta, Nikhil Bhatia and Rahil Gupta. Ketan is currently the CEO, while Nikhil and Rahil are looking after Operations and Product Management, respectively. Hop is now a 25+ member team with Vivek Tomar joined as a business head, Rajneesh Singh as head of marketing, Avinash Choudhary as North India Regional manager and many more.
HOP aspires to establish itself as the most innovative, feasible and trusted electric vehicle brand for every customer, irrespective of gender or age. The brand wants to assist customers in becoming more independent, technology-savvy while being environmentally friendly. Revolutionizing the booming Indian electric mobility space, the company aims to cater to the growing needs of e-vehicles enthusiasts.