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Electric Vehicle Charging stations in Nepal

EV charging stations: Existing and Planned

 

This image shows the charging process of the electric vehicle in the commercial charging station.
Electric vehicle charging station

Why EV Charging Station is necessary in Nepal?

Electric vehicle charging stations are where the battery based Electric vehicles are plugged in for charging. Electric vehicles are generally categorized into two classes: All Electric Vehicle (AEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicle (PHEV). the later one combines electricity with the internal combustion (IC) engines, whereas the former one only uses electricity as a source of energy input. the battery electric vehicle is a type of AEV that uses battery as the source of energy. The battery needs to be charged in order to be energized. For this purpose, charging stations are to be constructed.

Electric vehicle charging stations can be simply home-based or it may be commercial one. There are only a handful of commercial electric vehicle charging stations in Nepal until now; and this might be the cause of the kind of a problem, if not the impediment for the owner of electric vehicle. That’s why, to augment the market of Electric vehicles in Nepal, it needs to infuse its main cities with the electric vehicle charging stations. Following are the electric vehicle charging stations built and planned to be built in near future in Nepal:

Existing Electric Vehicle Charging stations in Nepal

1. New Shiva Service Center, Sinamangal
2. LI Services, Dhapasi
3. LI Auto, Kupondol
4. Hyundai Kathmandu Pvt. Ltd. – Thapathali
5. Hyundai Kathmandu Pvt. Ltd. – Naxal
6. LI Quick Service – Tinkune
7. LI Motors, Pokhara
8. Barahi Serevice, Pokhara
9. Waterfront Resort, Pokhara
10. Hotel Barahi – Pokhara
11. LABIM Mall, Pulchowk
12. JW Marriot, Nagpokhari

Future Charging Stations

Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has planned to install total of 50 Charging stations all over Nepal.  As per NEA, it has planned to establish the EV charging stations every 100 to 200 kilometers along the highways. Followings are the cities under planning for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.[ Source: Hyundai Electric Vehicles]

  1. From Birtamode to Itahari (76.8 km)
  2. From Itahari to Biratnagar (24.5 km)
  3. From Itahari to Janakpur (190 km)
  4. From Janakpur to Birgunj (158 km)
  5. From Birgunj to Narayanghat (130 km)
  6. From Narayanghat to Butwal (121 km)
  7. From Butwal to Bhairahawa (28 km)
  8. From Butwal to Dang (181 km)
  9. From Dang to Nepalgunj (116 km)
  10. From Nepalgunj to Dhangadhi (183 km)

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