HOP Electric has said that it has launched an integrated network of battery charging-cum-swapping stations to bolster the EV ecosystem in the domestic market. This facility called ‘Hop Energy Network’ is designed to reduce the range anxiety concerns of consumers wherein they can now charge a Hop electric scooter at home or swap to a fully-charged battery when outside in less than 30 seconds. Only a handful of companies are enabling users in such a drastic manner and HOP is one of them.
The company has already started its pilot network with five swapping stations and 50 batteries in Jaipur earlier this year while claiming that in just six months, they have already swapped over 2,000 batteries.Its manufacturing unit is currently situated in Jaipur, and it plans to expand its footprint countrywide soon. It will be setting up these facilities 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.
Post getting brilliant traction and results in Jaipur, the brand aims to expand the charging station network across India, starting with tier-I cities like Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gurugram, and Noida.
The company presently has three market-ready products — two e-scooters and one e-motorcycle and plans to launch at least 10 new products in the next three years.