Top Five Electric Cars in Nepal 2020

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If you are looking for a vehicle update, why not a smarter upgrade this time. Let’s think smart and choose smart. Here, in this article, we have prepared a list of the top five electric cars in Nepal 2020. We have also mentioned the approximate price and the specific features of these cars.

Electric vehicles are one of the growing trends all over the world these days. People are getting attracted to buy electric vehicles. Simply, an electric vehicle is a vehicle that uses electrically rechargeable batteries instead of petrol and diesel.

We can see a few electric cars on the streets these days. Nepal government has imposed excessive import duty and taxes on purchasing any sort of vehicles, be it electric or general. Contrary to that, buying a private vehicle is a necessity for both comfort and commute.  

It’s time to say bye-bye to fuel and welcome a new progressive trend of Electric Vehicles.

Here is the list of top five electric cars available in Nepal:

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

It is one electric car that is best for its design, comfort, and class. It comes with Smart Electric Sunroof and Smart Cruise Control. IONIQ is available in Sedan. So, more option for the customers has made it one of the best electric cars available in Nepal.

Price: NRS 60,00,000/-

Hyundai IONIQ Electric

Now, let’s dig more into its features. IONIQ comes with 6 Safety Airbags, Daytime Running Light (DRL), Active Air Flap, Leather seats, a 7″ LED cluster, and an 8″ floating touch screen.

Hyundai IONIQ Electric
Battery Capacity38.3 kWh
Battery Power100 kW
Charge Time6 Hours
Max. Power (kW)100
Max. Torque295 Nm
Max. Speed165 kph
Motor TypePermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Range311 km
Ground Clearance150 mm
Turning Radius5.3 m
Wheel16” Alloy Wheel
Gross Vehicle Weight1970 kg

Hyundai IONIQ gives a top speed of 167 kph and its battery life has a warranty of 8 years or 150,000 km.

Hyundai KONA Electric

If you prefer the SUV model, Hyundai KONA is versatile, powerful, and a great option for you. Its power-packed performance provides a thrilling driving experience with high acceleration over long distances. KONA Electric is here to change the way people think about going electric.

Hyundai ModelTypeApproximate Price
Hyundai KONA Electric – 39kWhSUVNRS 52,00,000/-
Hyundai KONA Electric – 64kWhSUVNRS 66,00,000/-
Hyundai KONA Electric

KONA comes with 6 Safety Airbags, Daytime Running Light (DRL), Active Air Flap, Leather seats, a 7″ LED cluster, and an 8″ floating touch screen.

Hyundai KONA Electric (SUV)
Battery Capacity (kWh)39.2 (Regular) / 64 (Long)
Battery Power113 kW
Charge Time6 Hours
Max. Power (kW)100 (Regular) / 150 (Long)
Max. Torque395 Nm
Max. Speed155 kph – 167 kph
Motor TypePermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Range311 km
Ground Clearance158 mm
Turning Radius5.3 m
Wheel17” Alloy Wheel
Gross Vehicle Weight2020 kg

It can give a mileage of 275 km on a full charge and the maximum battery capacity is 64 kilowatt per hour. Hyundai Kona has a maximum speed of 167 kph. It comes with 8 years or 150,000 km warranty in battery life.

Kia NIRO EV

The KIA Niro EV is charging ahead in the electric revolution that comes with comfort and versatility. It is one of the best electric cars available in Nepal. So, this might be a great choice of the electric car which can you immense pleasure to drive.

Price: NRS 67,00,000/- (Approx.)

Kia NIRO Electric Car

The Niro EV comes with a spacious cargo area to fit your lifestyle and offers expansive versatility for life’s adventures. High-end design meets high-tech, as Niro EV-specific gauge modes display energy flow, charge status, and other important vehicle information.

Kia NIRO EV
Battery Capacity64 kWH
Battery Power201 HorsePower
Charge Time80% charge in 1 Hour (Fast Charging Mode)
6 Hours (Regular Charging)
Max. Power150 kW
Max. Torque201 HorsePower
Max. Speed167 kph
Motor TypePermanent Magnet AC Synchronous
Range385 km
Ground Clearance155 mm
Turning Radius5.3 m
Gross Vehicle Weight2230 kg

It is one of the best Electric cars available in Nepal. It can give a mileage of 385 km on a full charge. Kia NIRO has a maximum speed of 167 km per hour. Kia NIRO gives 8 years or 150,000 km warranty in battery life.

MG ZS EV

It is one of the best family-friendly electric cars available in Nepal. Suits best for those who want all the advantages of a zero-emission vehicle without compromising class, commute, and comfort.

Price: NRS 50,00,000/-

MG ZS EV

The electrical SUV MG ZS delivers 110 KW Power and 350 N.m maximum torque and is powered by Lithium-Ion Battery that can be charged up to 80% within 30 minutes.

MG ZS EV
Battery Capacity44 kWH
Charge Time80% charge in 30 Minute (Fast Charging Mode)
6 Hours (Regular Charging)
Max. Power110 kW
Max. Torque350 HorsePower
Max. Speed167 kph
Motor TypePermanent Magnet Synchronous
Range420 km
Ground Clearance161 mm
Turning Radius5.3 m
Wheel17” Alloy Wheel
Gross Vehicle Weight1538 kg

MG ZS EV promises a maximum range of 428 km on a single charge with 8 years or 150,000 km warranty in battery life.

Tata NEXON Electric

It is a really popular and cost-efficient Electric car available in Nepal which costs around 30 Lakh Nepalese rupees. True power to power through. With a state-of-the-art 30.2 kWh battery, NEXON gives a consistent drive of 300 km on a single charge, so you can go the distance.

Price : NRS 30,00,000/- (Approx.)

Tata NEXON EV

Tata NEXON has a maximum speed of 120 kph and charges up to 60% in 1 hour. The battery capacity of Tata Nexon is 30.2 kWh.

Tata Nexon EV
Battery Capacity30.2 kWH
Battery Power170 kW
Charge Time60% charge in 1 Hour (Fast Charging Mode)
8.5 Hours (Regular Charging Mode)
Max. Power129 kW
Max. Torque245 Nm
Max. Speed120 kph
Motor TypePermanent Magnet AC Synchronous
Range312 km
Ground Clearance205 mm
Turning Radius5.1 m
Kerb Weight1400 kg

Tata Nexon comes with 8 years or 160,000 km warranty in battery life.

On the End Note…

Like the regular cars require petrol or diesel stations, electric cars require charging stations. Many of the developed countries have also started to build charging stations to establish the nationwide use of electric vehicles.

For Fiscal year 2076/2077 Nepal Government has revised the tax rate for electric vehicles. The increase in tax rate ranges from 40% to 140% depending upon the peak power of the electric car. This decision has got much criticism from the public. Contrary to that, we look forward to a bright future of electric cars in Nepal.

This was the list of top five electric cars available in Nepal in 2020. If you have any comments please share with us in the comment section below.

Also, click here to read more about electric vehicles, their design and future prospects.

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Author: Barsha Bishwakarma

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