When you purchase a vehicle, you will want comfort and lots of features. In electric vehicles also, your needs should remain the same. There are plenty of EVs in the market that you can buy right now which provides luxury and comfort. Compared to fuel-powered vehicles, they come cheaper as well. Here we compare the most popular electric vehicles in Nepal.
You can find electric vehicles from trustworthy existing car manufacturers like Hyundai and Kia in Nepal.
If you are looking for feature-packed EVs and can spend some more than the budget category, we have a list of the electric vehicles that can match your requirements as they are currently available in Nepal.
1. Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai Kona is one of the most popular EVs in Nepal. It is Hyundai’s first electric compact SUV. The exterior look, as well as the interior quality of this SUV, is praiseworthy. The design and looks of this vehicle are equally matched by its performance. With an instant torque of 395Nm, this beauty can travel from 0-100 in just 7.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 167 kmph.
Talking about the battery performance, the battery has a life of 312 km on 39.2 kWh whereas it lasts up to 482 km on the 64 kWh version. The normal charging time can take up to nine hours whereas it has a fast-charging feature as well. The SUV is filled with numerous smart technologies like:
Adjustable regenerative braking.
Smart regenerative braking.
High Beam Assist.
Driver attention warning.
Intelligent speed limit warning.
Low beam assist.
Blind spot collision warning.
The safety features on Kona EV include six airbags, electronic stability control, hill assist control, high strength steel, reverse parking sensors and a rearview camera.
There are two versions of the Hyundai Kona EV. The price of 100Kw version is Rs 5,696,000 and for 150Kw is Rs 7,196,000.
2. Hyundai Ioniq EV
Hyundai Ioniq is one of the most value-for-money EVs in the market. This SUV has refined, modern good looks that are sure to grab your attention. This well-designed SUV comes together with a smooth flow of power. IONIQ Electric’s safety features complement its futuristic styling. Preventive safety innovations have been incorporated with advanced technologies to help keep you on track and out of harm’s way. Combining built-in radar, sensors and machine vision, IONIQ Electric is at the leading edge of safety technology and looks out for you every inch of the way. Ioniq EV is also equally packed with features. Some of the notable features of this SUV are:
Reverse parking sensors
Auto temperature control
Safety window power control
Smart electric sunroof
The price of Hyundai Ioniq EV in Nepal is Rs 5,796,000.
3. Kia Niro EV
Kia Niro is an attractive EV that packs desirable features. Powered by a single electric motor that produces 201 horsepower, which is sent through the front wheels by a one-speed direct-drive transmission, the Niro EV can go from 0-100 km in just 7.8 seconds. The battery capacity of Kia Niro is 64kWh, which enables it to give a range of up to 400 km when charged fully. The Niro EV comes with standard power front seats, heated front seats, and a 7.0-inch digital driver display, ventilated front seats, a power sunroof, and wireless charging. The Niro EV also has an intuitive two-zone automatic climate control system with an option to turn off the passenger’s climate control if the seat is empty to save energy. This helps the EV maximize efficiency and allows for more of the battery to be used towards the driving range.
Some of the notable features of the Kia Niro EV are:
Wireless mobile charger
Advanced paddle shifter
High-tech rotary drive power shifter
7 airbags for safety
Smart regenerative braking
Kia Niro EV is priced at Rs 6,990,000 in Nepal.
4. Peugeot Partner Tepee
This is the first segment of EVs from Peugeot in Nepal. Peugeot Partner Tepee is an all-electric family car that produces a maximum power of 67HP and a maximum torque of 200Nm. The top speed of this vehicle is 110 kmph. There is no standard gearbox though. You instead get a single ration permanent driver reduction gear. Equipped with a 22kWh Li-ion battery, Partner Tepee can give a range up to 170kms, which is very less, considering the EVs of a similar price range.
The vehicle does not provide fancy features like the EVs of a similar price range. In terms of safety, the car has an active city brake, reversing camera, parking sensors, electronic stability program (ESP), dynamic stability control (DSC) with anti-skid regulation (ASR), cruise control and speed limiter. Essentials like ABS and hill assist are missing. Some of the notable features of Partner Tepee are:
Huge boot space
Huge ground clearance
The price of Peugeot Partner Tepee in Nepal is Rs 5,800,000.
5. BYD All-New e6
Cimex is the authorized distributor for BYD Products in Nepal. Cimex has been offering electric vehicles and promoting e-mobility in Nepal through various consumer and public efforts. It has now brought the second generation of BYD e6. The feature-packed All-New e6 is equipped with a 71.7 kWh Blade Battery Pack that gives a range of 522kms in a single charge. The 70 kW electric motor offers a torque of 180 Nm with smooth linear throttle response. . With Chief Chassis Expert Heinz Keck’s efforts, the All-New e6 features a MacPherson strut front suspension and rear multi-link suspension chassis, which pushes both comfort and toughness to the maximum.
The company claims All-New e6 is the world’s first electric vehicle to be equipped with Bosch’s latest IPB Intelligent Integrated Brake Control System with an extremely fast response time and smooth linear braking feel. Some of the notable features of BYD All-New e6 are:
Collapse energy absorbing steering wheel
Electronic power steering (EPS)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electronic stability program (ESP)
Electrical park brake (EPB)
Vehicle dynamic control system (VDC)
Brake override system (BOS)
Traction control system (TCS)
Electric brakeforce distribution (EBD)
Hill-start assist control (HHC)
Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)
Roll movement intervention (RMI)
Controller ceceleration parking (CDP)
The price of BYD All-New e6 is Rs 5,750,000. You can also check BYD’s e6, the older version of the same car.