Electric Vehicles (EV) in Nepal

Normally, the term “Vehicle ” means some car, bike, or scooter with a fabulous powertrain or engine. Vehicles powered by diesel or petroleum products are one of the trending subjects in this generation. Due to basic needs and interests, they are the most selling products. But It produces harmful gas like carbon monoxide and is also an extra usage of non-renewable resources. So, companies and automakers had started manufacturing and designing electric vehicles. Electric vehicles are those automobiles running on electricity or battery.

 

What are the advantages of Electric vehicles?

  • Excise, customs, spare parts, road VAT up to 241% of the price for Indian imports and 248% for other countries are the cause of the high price of cars in Nepal. Choosing an electric vehicle gives a better financing facility like lesser upfront down-payment.
  • Electric vehicles might cost less than others, which reduces the budget or finance problem. In the case of electric vehicles, we don’t need to pay any yearly road taxes to the Nepal government.
  • Safe for the environment and surroundings, as it doesn’t produce any harmful gas.

 

Electric cars in Nepal:

Different automobile companies are starting to manufacture electric vehicles like Electric cars & Bikes. We can take a famous example, Tesla. Let’s discuss some of the electric cars available in Nepal with their key features and specifications.

 

Hyundai Ioniq EV (100KW) Rear and front motor, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

Some of its feature:  

  • Steering Mounted Controls
  • Heated seats
  • Ventilated Seats
  • Automatic rear AC Vents
  • Paddle Shifters 
  • Regenerative Brake Control feature
  • Auto hold Electronic Parking Brake
  • Airbags-7
  • Electronic Gear Shift Button
  • 8- inch Infotainment System
  • ABS and ESC
  • Hill-start assist
  • Reverse parking sensor 
  • Reverse assist with camera
Price: Rs. 5796000

 

Hyundai Kona EV Small SUV 2WD with Front-Wheel Drive, Single-Speed Reduction Gear transmission, Automatic transmission 

Some of its features are:

  • Single-Speed Reduction Gear transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Strut Front Suspension with Coil Springs
  • 7.981 Axle Ratio
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Fixed antenna
  • System monitor
  • Digital Appearance
  • Manual Adjustable Front and Rear Head Restraints
  • Cruise Control-Steering Assist system
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Child safety locks
  • Driveline Traction Control
Price:  55.96 lakhs

 

KIA Soul EV A 4-door hatchback with front-engine and front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger seat capacity, Automatic Transmission, strut- Front Suspension, Maximum Horsepower @ RPM- 109 @ 8000, Maximum Torque @ RPM- 210 @ 2730

Some of its features are:

  • Manual Tilt and Telescoping Steering 
  • Heated Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front and rear cup holder
  • Automatic air conditioner
  • Day and Night Rearview Mirror
  • Front map lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air filtration
  • Side impact beam
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Real-time traffic display
  • Delayed accessory power
  • Outside Temp gauge
Price:  

Kia Soul EV EX-I: Rs. 56 Lakhs

Kia Soul EV EX-II (Sunroof): Rs. 58 Lakhs

 

Let’s see some other Electric Vehicles EV cars released in 2022:

  • Mahindra eKUV100
  • Mahindra XUV300 Electric (or XUV400)
  • Tata Altroz EV
  • Maruti WagonR Electric
  • Tata Tiago EV
  • Tata Sierra
  • Maruti-Suzuki Futuro-e
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Renault K-ZE
  • GMW ORA R2
  • GMW ORA iQ
  • Haima Bird Electric EV1
  • Mercedes-Benz EQA
  • GMW ORA R1
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge
  • Renault Zoe
  • BMW i3

 

Electric bike and scooter price in Nepal

Electric bikes and scooters are not as famous as electric cars. Here is the list of some of the electric bikes and scooters that you can own in Nepal:

 

NIU N- series

Has a ground clearance of 145mm, 2,400-watt motor has been used, Top speed in every mode- 48km/hr. in Mode 3, 37 km/hr. in Mode 2, and 20 km/hr. in Mode 1

Specification:

  • Length: 1,800mm
  • Width: 700mm
  • Height: 1,130mm
  • Ground clearance: 145mm
  • Seat height: 740mm
  • Front tire: 90/90-12
  • Back tire: 120/90-12
  • 60V29Ah Panasonic Lithium-ion battery
  • Max speed: 48km/hr.
  • Torque: 120Nm
  • Maximum Charging Duration: 6 hours
Price:

About Rs.2,19,000 to Rs.4,45,000 depending on the model.

 

Super Soco CUX

Specification:
  • Length: 1,782mm
  • Width: 618mm
  • Height: 1,087mm
  • Ground clearance: 140mm,
  • Seat height: 770mm
  • Front tyre: 90/90-12
  • Back tyre: 90/90-12
  • 60V30Ah Panasonic Lithium-ion battery
  • Torque: 50Nm
  • Top speed:65km/hr.
  • Range: 56kms
  • Charging duration:3.5 hrs.
  • Weight: 64 kg

 

Features:

  • Minimalistic Design
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Taillamps
  • LCD Display
  • Comfortable Riding experience
  • Digital Contact Switch
  • USB Charging Port
  • Storage Space
  • Remote Key
  • Keyless GO with App Integration
  • Anti-Theft Safety Feature
  • Dual Disc Braking
  • 3-Level Riding Modes

 

Price:

Rs. 2,39,000

 

Super Soco CPx

Specifications:
  • Length: 2,022mm
  • Width: 790mm
  • Height: 1,442mm
  • Ground clearance: 154mm
  • Seat height: 760mm
  • Front tyre 100/80-14
  • Rear tyre 110/80-14
  • Range:137 km
  • Maximum Charging duration: 3-4 hours

 

Features:

  • Muscular Design
  • Steel Rear Carrier
  • 16-inch Radial Tire
  • Reverse Button
  • Charging Port
  • Remote Key
  • Keyless GO along with App Integration
  • Safety Feature
  • Dual Disc Braking
  • 3-Level Riding Modes

 

Price:

 Rs. 459900 For Single Battery, Rs. 589900 for Double Battery

 

Super Soco TSx

Specifications:
  • Length: 1,895mm
  • Width: 703mm
  • Height: 1,066mm
  • Ground clearance: 198mm
  • Seat height: 770mm
  • Front tyre 70/100-17
  • Rear tyre 100/70-17
  • 60V30Ah Panasonic Lithium-ion battery
  • Range:128 km
  • Maximum Charging duration: 3-4 hours

 

Features:

  •  Motor: Bosch 
  • Remote key
  • Anti-theft alarm
  • Rear suspension (centralized)
  • Display
  • 3-level riding modes
  • Disc brakes (Front) also the rear brake.

 

Price:

 Rs. 2,85,900 for the single battery and Rs. 3,69,900 for the double battery.

Super Soco TC Max

Specification:
  • Length: 1,982mm
  • Width: 740mm
  • Height: 1,031mm
  • Ground clearance: 189mm
  • Seat height: 770mm
  • Motor: 5000W
  • Battery: 75V45AH
  • Peak Torque: 180Nm
  • Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
  • Range: 110Km
  • Top Speed: 110 Kmph
  • Charging Time: 5hours (Fast Charging)
  • Tyres: 90/80-17 (Front) / 120/70-17 (Rear) – Disc
  • Tubeless Tyres: Yes
  • Braking Type: Combi Braking System
  • Weight: 103.5Kg
  • Colors: Black, Grey

Features:

  • Analog-Digital Meter Storage Compartment
  • High Precision Speed Control
  • Six Section Adjustable Pedal,
  • Dual Disc Braking, 3-Level Riding Modes

Price:

Rs. 4,89,900

Super Soco TC Max

Specification:

  • Length: 1,982mm
  • Width: 740mm
  • Height: 1,031mm
  • Ground clearance: 189mm
  • Seat height: 770mm
  • Motor: 5000W
  • Battery: 75V45AH
  • Peak Torque: 180Nm
  • Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
  • Range: 110Km
  • Top Speed: 110 Kmph
  • Charging Time: 5hours (Fast Charging)
  • Tyres: 90/80-17 (Front) / 120/70-17 (Rear) – Disc
  • Tubeless Tyres: Yes
  • Braking Type: Combi Braking System
  • Weight: 103.5Kg
  • Colors: Black, Grey

Features:

  • Analog-Digital Meter Storage Compartment
  • High Precision Speed Control
  • Six Section Adjustable Pedal,
  • Dual Disc Braking, 3-Level Riding Modes

Price in Nepal: Rs. 4,89,900

Also, read

Electric Cars in Nepal

Land Rover Defender

Car Price in Nepal 2022

Ford Bronco 2022

 

What are the disadvantages of electric vehicles?

The charging stations are still a big problem in Nepal.  The long drive might not be possible if there is not enough battery backup.

 

All the mentioned above Electric vehicles might not be available in every region of Nepal. Buyers can buy from distributors. For any support, service customers can visit the respective showroom. For more information stay tuned!

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