Tata Nexon EV owner explains how he uses the electric SUV for free using solar power

Electric cars are gaining popularity in India, but the limited charging infrastructure can be a limiting factor. Electric cars can be easy to operate and maintain, although they cost significantly more than standard ICE vehicles. Here is a Tata Nexon EV owner who uses solar energy to charge his vehicle. He explains how he uses the car for free.

The video is uploaded by the SOLAR KART channel on its youtube channel. The video tells the story of a doctor from Kerela who recently purchased the Nexon EV. Since he has solar panels installed in his house and he uses the electricity derived from these solar panels, so there is no running cost for the car.

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The video then explains in detail the benefits of having a solar panel and investing in an electric car. The doctor claims that he doesn’t even have to spend a single penny to charge the car because the solar panels installed in his house are able to generate enough energy to provide electricity to his house and also charge his car. It goes without saying that compared to any gasoline-powered car, the electric car costs much less.

This was effectively explained in the video with an example. The cost of running a petrol car could cost at least INR 6 Lakh for 8 years, whereas in the case of electric cars it could cost anything below INR 1 Lakh which is a significant difference .

The doctor further says that there is also a surplus of electricity generated by the solar panels installed at his house and that it is sold separately to the state electricity board. He also shares that 30 units of electricity is more than enough to fully recharge the batteries. He charges his car only once a week and this is enough to cover an average of around 250 km. You also save the cost of frequent car maintenance as opposed to gasoline or diesel powered cars.

The owner seems extremely happy with his decision as previously he used a normal electrical connection to charge his car and still spent money if not as much as a gas car to run the car but since he has done installing solar panels at his house, he is literally using a zero-emission vehicle with zero expenses. The only cost to operate one’s vehicle is a 5% road tax which is even less than petrol and diesel cars.