RASUWA, Oct 28: Electric microbuses have been imported via Nepal's northern border checkpoint, Rasuwagadhi. A total of 22 microbuses were imported on Wednesday evening. Entrepreneurs from the private sector imported electric vehicles focusing on the urban area. Each microbus is a 12-seater.
Information officer for the Rasuwa Customs Office, Narendra Prasad Chaudhary shared that the vehicles are being imported from China daily and the microbuses imported immediately after Dashain have been sent to the destinations by completing the customs process.
Around 100 electric cars were imported before Dashain while the import of microbus has increased of late, informed the Customs Office, Timure.
It was very tough to drive the urban area-targeted microbus on the rough road to Kathmandu due to low clearance of the vehicles, according to the microbus drivers.
As most of the road sections from Rasuwagadhi to Galchhi have witnessed several potholes in between, it is difficult to drive the light vehicles on the road.
It is noted that the import of electric vehicles would contribute to reducing pollution and increasing environmental cleanliness as well as help gradually remove the operation of fossil fuel-enabled vehicles.