Upcoming Electric Four Wheelers in Nepal

In the start of 2020, we made a list of Electric Four Wheelers that were supposed to be released in 2020. Titled Electric Cars Four wheelers in Nepal , we discussed new and upcoming Electric Four wheelers. But due to Covid-19 a lot of these Electric Four wheelers did not get released in Nepal. After the pandemic has eased up a bit the vehicles will be coming within this year hopefully.

Before we get into the list, lets talk about why getting an Electric vehicle is very beneficial.

Electric vehicles cost less in the long run than your traditional fossil fuel vehicles. Why is that ?, It is mainly due to the fact that the price of fossil fuels keep getting hiked time and again. And most of all a fuel needy vehicle does not have a lot of lifespan as the gears can wear out, corrode and other problems that may cause the vehicle to halt all its services, also as the price of the fossil fuel varies over time and time again, the price will always be different, but it will always be more than that to the Electric vehicle.

An electric vehicle can cost up to Rupees 50 to a max of Rupees 100 and go for nearly 300 Km of distance. The difference between the price is really something to look into. As years have passed and the Earth that we have been living in has become a huge prey to global warming electric vehicles are a safe haven as well, the reason is due it not producing any form of harmful gases or actually, it does not even produce any form of gas at all. The vehicle does not produce loud obnoxious sound either, making it even more desirable as many people cannot tolerate loud noise, especially, elderly people and children, this makes the environment even better.

The Government of every nation have been urging their citizens to use Electric vehicles instead of fossil fuel powered vehicles, but as change does take time, it is gradually happening. And this is not any different in our small nation called Nepal either. The government has been urging the general public to use electric vehicles instead of fossil fuel powered vehicles. The taxation on the Electric vehicles is staggeringly different than that compared to the fossil fuel vehicles. This year, the Government even lowered the prices of all the electric vehicles as well. Although, the prices are yet to be properly updated. You can make sure that you get information about the changes as soon as they are updated by subscribing to our newsletter.

Slowly but steadily even the citizens of Nepal have been starting to look towards electric vehicles as a form of alternative towards other fossil fuel powered vehicles. The prime example of electric vehicle pioneer can be seen through the innovations of Tesla, the company who has been taking more and more to make various electric vehicles , that in the foreseeable future will be replacing many fossil fuel vehicles.This is why as years have progressed , people have started to accept the fact that even electric vehicles can be a resource if manufactured, used and looked into properly.

Now, lets get into the list of new and upcoming Electric Four Wheelers:

Nissan Leaf:

After a much awaited time, Nissan is finally launching Leaf, a very popular electric car under Nissan, in the Nepali Market.

Pioneer MotoCorp, the sole distributor of Nissan vehicles in Nepal will be launching Nissan Leaf in the Nepali Market. The car was supposed to released last year, but could not due to the pandemic.

Except the pandemic, the vehicle could not be released due to the tax rule that was enforced during 2020. As the tax made it so that the prices of the electric vehicles got excessively expensive. As of now, the tax has been lowered, thus, we can expect this Electric car to be released in Nepal by the end of this year.

The Nissan Leaf has a 160 kW electric motor which is capable of generating a power of 214 bhp.

Tata Nexon EV:

Tata Nepal is going to be releasing the electric variant of the popular SUV, Nexon in the Nepali Market.

The SUV is packed with features such as connected car features, sunroof, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamp, 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels, rain sensing wiper, Herman’s 8 speakers, and many more.

The SUV is powered by a 30.2 kWh battery which is capable of producing a peak power output of 127 bhp alongside a peak torque of 245 nm. Once it is fully  charged it can go upto 312 km and only takes 4.6 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 km/hr.

Mahindra eKUV 100:

This year, Mahindra will be releasing Mahindra eKUV 100, which is expected to be one of the cheapest electric vehicle produced by a top brand.

In the past years, there have not been any top automakers that have launched an electric car in the market at an affordable price range such as Mahindra eKUV 100.

The car is yet to be released in India due to the Covid-19 situation. It is expected to released in India and Nepal with only a month or two in between the release dates.

Peugeot e-2008:

The Peugeot e-2008 is an electric variant of the French automaker’s popular SUV, the Peugeot 2008.

The Peugeot e-2008 is powered by a 50 kWh battery which is able to last upto 310 km when fully charged. The SUV has a maximum power output of 138 bhp alongside a peak torque of 260Nm.

It can accelerate from 0-100 km//hr within just 8.7 seconds.

The prices of the electric vehicles are yet to be determined to their international market price. Recently the government has made changes to the taxation related to the electric vehicles. This makes it such that the prices that we are estimating might be way off the mark and may not provide the accurate amount.

Due to these factors, once the vehicles have launched in Nepal and the price points have been determined according to the regulations of tax set by the government, we will be updating the prices as well.


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