EVs in Nepal 2021 (a brief overview)

MG ZS EV

The MG ZS debuted in Nepal in December 2019, and has been very well-received to this date. 

The electric sub-compact SUV comes equipped with a 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery and 110 kWh electric motor that generates a maximum power of 147 Bhp and a maximum torque of 353 Nm.

The EV is available in two variants: the ZS EV and ZS EV G.LUX, and is offered in five vibrant colours: light blue, white, red, dark blue, and black.

Specifications

Battery44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery
Motor110 kW
Range 428 km (at 60km/h)
Charging timeWall connector: 6-8 hours;Supercharger:  zero to 80% in 30 min
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)205
Boot capacity (L)470
Battery life warranty8 years or 150,000 km

Price in Nepal: starts at Rs 50.99 lakh

Authorized distributor: MG Motors Nepal


Hyundai Kona 

The Hyundai Kona Electric debuted in the Nepali market in January 2019. The sub-compact SUV comes in two variants: the Kona Electric 39.2 kWh and the Kona Electric 64 kWh—the batteries come mated to a permanent-magnet synchronous motor.

The vehicle powered by a 39.2 kWh battery generates a peak power of 100 kW and a peak torque of 295 Nm; and the one equipped with a 64 kWh battery generates a peak power of 150 kW and a peak torque of 395 Nm.

Specifications

Battery39.2/64 kWh lithium-ion battery
MotorPermanent-magnet synchronous motor
Range 312/482 km 
Charging timeWall connector: 6-8 hours;Supercharger: zero to 80% in 54min
Seating capacity4
Ground clearance (mm)158
Boot capacity (L)332-1114
Battery life warrantyEight years or 1,60,000 km

Price in Nepal: Rs 59.96 lakh (Kona electric 39.2 kWh), and Rs 71.96 lakh (Kona electric 64 kWh)

Authorized distributor: Laxmi Hyundai Nepal


Kia Niro

The KIA Niro EV is powered by a 64 kW battery that delivers a range of 615 km on a single charge, and it takes 54 minutes to charge from zero to 80 percent. The SUV comes with a 150kW electric motor that produces 201 hp of power and 395 Nm of torque and allows the EV to reach a top speed of 167 km/h.

Specifications

Battery64 kWh lithium-ion battery
Motor150 kW
Range 615 km 
Charging timeWall connector: 6-8 hours;Supercharger: zero to 80% in 54min
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)160
Boot capacity (L)451
Battery life warranty3-5 year, depending upon the battery, driving habits, weather conditions, and more.

Price in Nepal: Rs 69,90,000

Authorized distributor:  Continental Trading Enterprises (CTE)


TESLA Model X

The Tesla Model X is powered by a 60 kWh four-lithium battery pack that generates a maximum power of 295 hp and a maximum torque of 330 Nm.

Specifications

Battery60 kWh
Motor193 kW on both the front and rear motors
Range 320 km 
Charging timeWall connector: 6 ½ to 10 hoursSupercharger: 1 ½ hours
Seating capacity7
Ground clearance (mm)137
Boot capacity (L)894
Battery life warranty70% capacity for up to 8 years or 100,000 to 150,000 miles depending on the model.

Price in Nepal: Starts at Rs 3.15 crore

Authorized Distributor: Shreema Distributors and ARETE International


Thee-Go-e8

The Thee-Go e8 is powered by a three-phase asynchronous motor coupled with a 14.8 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery. According to the company, the electric motor in the e8 produces an impressive 180 Nm of torque and 20.1 hp of maximum power, which turn the front wheels.

Specifications

Battery14.6 kWh lithium-ion battery
Motor15 kW
Range 150 km 
Charging timeLess than five hours
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)160
Boot capacity (L)183
Battery life warranty8 to 10 years

Price in Nepal: Rs 21.94 lakh

Authorized distributor: Thee-Go Nepal


Tata Nexon

Nexon EV is powered by TATA’s Ziptron electric powertrain and IP67 rated 30.2kWh battery package which generates power of 129 PS and max torque of 245 NM.

Specifications

Battery30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery
MotorPermanent magnet synchronous motor
Range 312 km 
Charging timeWall connector (15A): 8.5 hours;Supercharger: 0-80% in 60 minutes
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)205
Boot capacity (L)350
Battery life warranty8 years or 1,60,000 km

Price in Nepal: Starts at Rs 35.99 lakh

Authorized distributor: Tata Motors Nepal


Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf EV comes equipped with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery that produces 110 kW of peak power and a peak torque of 320 Nm.

Specifications

Battery40 kWh
Motor80 kW
Range 311km 
Charging timeWall connector: 15 to 18 hours;Supercharger: 40 to 60 minutes
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)176
Boot capacity (l)435
Battery life warranty8 years or 1,60,000 km

Price in Nepal: Rs 59.99 lakh

Authorized distributor: Nissan Nepal


BYD e6

The BYD e6 is equipped with a Blade battery (LFP) and a permanent magnet synchronous AC motor, which work together to generate a power of 94 hp and a torque of 180 Nm.

Specifications

Battery81 kWh
MotorPermanent magnet synchronous AC motor
Range 400 km 
Charging timeWall connector: 6-8 hoursSupercharger: zero to 80% in 54min
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)175 mm
Boot capacity (L)580 L
Battery life warranty10 years or 400 km

Price in Nepal: Rs 57.50 lakh

Authorized distributor: Cimex Inc. Pvt. Ltd


Mahindra e-20

The Mahindra e-20 is powered by a 210 AH lithium-ion battery which generates max power of 41 bhp @3,500 rpm and max torque of 91 NM @2,500 rpm. The E20 claims to deliver driving range of 140 KM at a top speed of 85 KM/hr.

Specifications

Battery210 AH lithium-ion battery
Motor Three-phase AC induction
Range 140 km 
Charging timeWall connector: 6-8 hoursSupercharger: zero to 80% in 54min
Seating capacity4
Ground clearance (mm)170 mm
Boot capacity (L)150
Battery life warranty3 years or 60,000 km

Price in Nepal: Rs 31,00,000 lakh

Authorized distributor: Agni Incorporated Pvt. Ltd


Jiayuan

Specifications

Battery12 V 120 Ah (low speed) / 12 V 100 Ah (high speed)
Motor60 V
Range 150 km (low speed) / 120 km (high speed)
Charging time6-8 hours via wall connector
Seating capacity2/4
Ground clearance (mm)180 mm
Boot capacity (L)350
Battery life warranty

Price in Nepal: 13.85 lakh (low speed) and 14.85 lakh (high speed)

Authorized distributor: Shree Eco Visionary Pvt. Ltd (SEV) 


Derry EM7

Specifications

Battery17 kWh 
Motor15 kW
Range 260 km 
Charging timeWall connector: 6-8 hoursSupercharger: zero to 80% in 54 min
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)170 mm
Boot capacity (L)170 L
Battery life warranty

Price in Nepal: Rs 19.90 lakh

Authorized distributor: Auto-Host Pvt. Ltd

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