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EVs that provide over 350 km of range

One of the first things that comes to mind before buyers invest in an EV is the vehicle’s range. In Nepal, where availability of charging infrastructure outside city areas barely exists, EV owners often stress about travelling outside the city.

Most EVs in Nepal provide a range of more than 300 km, which means it wouldn’t be much of a problem for EVs to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu (minimum distance: 204 km). However, one can never be certain about unforeseeable hindrances (such as under-construction roads, accidents, etc.) while travelling along Nepal’s highways. Therefore, an EV providing a greater range would be always preferable.

Here are some EVs that provide a range of more than 350 km on a single charge:

JAC E-T8 pickup

Thee-Go Nepal launched an electric pick-up–the JAC E-T8–in November 2021. The pickup is powered by a 67.2 kWh lithium-ion battery that generates 110 kW of power and a torque of 320 Nm. The pickup gets fully charged in two hours through a DC fast charger and provides a range of 350 km.

Among its notable features are a steering wheel with audio command, infotainment system, reverse camera, dual airbags, regenerative-braking system, brake-override system, and ABS.

Specifications

Battery67.2 kWh lithium-ion battery
Range (km)350
Charging timeDC fast-charging: 2 hours
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)197
Cargo box (L)1920

JAC E-T8 price in Nepal

JAC E-T8Rs 72 lakh

Hyundai Ioniq 5 

The Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s latest EV offering in Nepal. The premium EV comes powered by a 58 kWh lithium-ion battery that generates 124 kW power and 350 Nm torque. The vehicle provides a range of 384 km on a full charge. 

The EV comes with a vehicle-to-load (V2L) feature that can supply up to 3.6 kW of power via its port, which is located under the second-row seats, and via the exterior charging port.

Specifications

Battery58 kWh lithium-ion battery
Range 384 km 
Charging time6 hours 43 minutes via 11 kW charger
10%-80% in 43 minutes via 50 kW DC station charger
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)160
Boot capacity (L)357 (expandable to 1587)

Hyundai Ioniq 5 price in Nepal

Ioniq 5 modelsPrice in Nepal
GLS Solar RoofRs 80.96 lakh
GLS Vision RoofRs 81.96 lakh

MG ZS EV facelift (long range)

MG motors Nepal launched the ZS EV facelift in Nepal with two battery options: a 51kWh and a 73kWh one. The long-range EV boasts a maximum range of 440 km, according to WLTP.

The ZS EV long range–powered by a 73kWh battery–normally takes 10.5 hours to charge (via a 7kW charger), and takes 1 hour 3 minutes and 42 minutes to charge from 0-80% via the 50kW and 100kW fast chargers.

The new ZS EV comes with a plethora of convenience features such as automatic air conditioning, remote central locking, keyless entry with push-start engine button, electric windows, speed-sensing lock, adaptive cruise control, three driving modes (Eco, Normal, Sport), and electric parking brakes with auto-hold.

Specifications

Battery capacity72.6 kWh
Range (km)440
Charging timeFull charge in 10.5 hrs via 7kW charger
0-80% in 1.3 hrs. via 50kW charger
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)175
Boot capacity (L)470 (expandable to 1100)

 MG ZS EV facelift price in Nepal

MG modelsBattery capacityPrice in Nepal
ZS EV facelift72.5 kWhRs 59.99 lakh

Kia Niro EV

The Kia Niro EV is powered by a 64 kWh battery that delivers a range of 455 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.

The EV comes with notable features such as a 7-inch colour touchscreen display, cruise control, smart key and button start, paddle shifter, heated seats and steering wheel, and front and rear parking sensors. 

Specifications

Battery64 kWh
Range (km)455
Charging time9 hour 30 minutes via Normal charger
1 hour 30 minutes via DC fast charger
Seating capacity5
Boot space (l)451
Ground clearance (mm)160

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KIA Niro EV price in Nepal

Kia modelPrice in Nepal
Niro EVRs 69,90,000

All new BYD E6

The new BYD E6 is equipped with a Blade battery (LFP) and an AC permanent magnet synchronous motor, which work together to generate a power of 94 hp and torque of 180 Nm. 

It takes approximately 12 hours to charge the E6 via a standard household charger, but a 60 kW DC fast charger will do the work in just 1.5 hours. On a single charge the EV boasts a maximum range of 522 km, according to WLTP.

Among its key features are a 10.1-inch rotatable touchscreen infotainment system, six-way adjustable front seats, remote control door lock, automatic AC, rear AC vents, ABS with ESP, vehicle dynamic control system, and traction control system.

Specifications

Battery71.7 kWh Blade battery (LFP)
Range (km)522
Charging time12 hours via 6.6 kW charger1 hour 30 minutes via 60 kW
DC CCS2 charger2 hours via 40 kW AC type 2 charger
Seating capacity5
Ground clearance (mm)175
Boot capacity (L)580 

BYD new E6 price in Nepal

BYD E6Rs 57.50 lakh

Also read: Hybrid vehicles in Nepal | Price and specifications

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