ECO ESCAPE MOTORS | NIU OPENS IN BUTWALPosted On: December 28, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
Eco Escape Motors, the authorized distributors of NIU E-scooters in Butwal held a grand opening of their flagship showroom.
NIU has been in the Nepalese market for a year now with over 240 units scooting around the Nepali streets. With a fast pace of growth, NIU Nepal has been able to expand to Pokhara, Butwal, Dharan and is now all set to start operations in Butwal. NIU’s mission to Revolutionize Urban Mobility has been panning out well in the past 3 years on a global scale with over 500,000 units sold across 28 countries and over 600 cities around the world. It is now slowly taking over Nepal with the launch of the Butwal showroom gaining a prominent place in the Butwal 2 wheeler market. NIU has been a breath of fresh air in the shaky EV industry of Nepal. An average person saves an estimate of 50,000/- per year by switching to NIU from petrol scooters saving on fuel costs, taxation and servicing costs. Not only are you saving the environment and money for yourself, you’re saving yourself a whole lot of time that you would have spent cluttered in petrol queues and with the tremendous torque it has, it helps you fight through never-ending traffic jams.
Ms Pranayna KC CEO of Eco Infinity had this to say, “It is a very rewarding feeling to have had a successful one year in an industry that very few people have faith in. Given the success of electric three wheelers in the region we are very hopeful that NIU will do well.” NIU Nepal has achieved many milestones in the past year they are the first E-scooter to get the number plate, the first to get more than two showrooms (Maitighar and Naxal), the first to get financed by A-class banks, NIU is definitely a game changer in the automobile industry. In 1 year NIUs collectively have driven around 3,80,000 km saving the Nepali citizenry NRS 12,40,000/- worth of fuel costs that would have gone to foreign soil. Instead, those numbers of kilometers were spent on 4,80,000 on Electricity that circulated within the Nepali economy. The entire world understands that Electric is in fact, the future. With the entire world moving towards the green revolution it is time Nepal makes a leap in the EV industry. The process of this ultimate change is slow in Nepal nonetheless with the growth that NIU Nepal has seen in the last year, the growth is sure to exponentially increase.
Mr Sushant Maskey, Managing Director of Eco Escape claims that the biggest challenge was the bad reputation of the market that let to a particular mindset of the people; everyone was convinced that Electric Scooters are not supposed to be priced at a range of over 2 lakhs, he continued that Butwal is a receptive market and the NIU revolution will take over the city as well as it did in Kathmandu. It took NIU Nepal a while to find the first movers who took the time to understand the technology that was built to revolutionize urban mobility and those exact same people are now our long-term happy customers. At the event we witnessed a lot of happy customers who have recommended NIU to their friends and families this alone bears testimony to the product and service. It’s the same circle that continued to increase our numbers and as time went by the numbers kept on increasing. At the end of the day, if the product is good enough, it sells itself. NIU is now available for test rides in Butwal.