RUPANDEHI, Sept 29: Electric vehicles that were waiting for a green signal for operation for the past three years here have come into operation from today. The Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) took an initiative to run the vehicles for a trial for at least 15 days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Veteran actor/comedian Madan Krishna Shrestha has expressed his sorrow that the government only thinks about jobs that earn a lot of income and money.

KATHMANDU, August 12: The import of electric vehicles increased by more than 600 percent after the government reduced the excise duty and customs duty on electric vehicles in the last fiscal year - 2021/22. In the FY 2020/21, after the former Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada imposed excessive tax on electric vehicles, the import of electric vehicles had decreased.

Introduced for 2021, the Volkswagen ID.4 is the German automaker’s first all-electric SUV and part of a new wave of electric vehicles for American consumers. It boasts a spacious interior and styling that’s futuristic but not too futuristic.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Pampha Bhusal has laid emphasis on the use of domestically-generated electricity by reducing the consumption of imported fuel to make the national economy self-reliant.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has awarded the contract to install 50 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) to Jiangsu Jingdao New Energy Co Ltd, a Chinese company.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The import of electric vehicles dropped heavily after the government revised the customs duty on environment-friendly automobiles through the budget this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has reduced the electricity tariff rate for recharging electric vehicles at the charging stations.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a show-cause order against the government decision to raise the taxes on electric vehicles.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that the budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2020/21 has not changed the customs duty and any other tax rates for the import of electric vehicles (EVs) to be used for public transport.

There are approximately 1,150 four-wheeler Electric Vehicles (EVs), 4,700 electric bikes and 31,000 e-rickshaws in Nepal. Considering 1,150 four wheelers consumes 20 million rupees worth of electricity per year, and saves the fuel import of worth 100 million rupees per year. Further, operation of 1,150 four-wheelers saves 2,400 tons of CO2 emissions.

KATHMANDU, May 30: A new budget provision to revoke concessions and subsidies, while importing electric vehicles(EVs), has irked environmentalists, clean energy enthusiasts, and importers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Under the Paris Agreement 2015, Nepal had promised to meet 14 targets related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in 2016. Four years on, the majority of the targets set under the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) have not been met thanks to weak implementation and the ambitious nature of the targets themselves. And this, experts warn, could raise a ‘question mark’ over Nepal’s commitment made at the global forum.

TATA Motors is one of the fastest growing car brands in Nepal. TATA Motors started commercial business in Nepal from 1982. Sipradi Trading Pvt Ltd (STPL) is the sole distributor of TATA Motors in Nepal. Sujeeta Pradhan of Republica talked with Sujan Roy, Head of Passenger Vehicle International Business at TATA Motors, on issues related to TATA's journey in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: With the rising number of electric vehicles on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is planning to instal 50 charging stations for electric vehicles across all seven provinces within a year and a half.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: While private sector is all prepared to operate electric buses in public transport, government agencies seem to be undecided over modality of building charging stations.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The policy adopted by the government to operate electric vehicles has come into implementation as the private sector has brought the charging station for electric vehicles into operation intending to address this government policy.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Finance Minister Dr Yubraj Khatiwada has urged industrialists and entrepreneurs not to evade tax.

SEOUL, May 3: A South Korean automakers’ group called on Friday for an end to generous state subsidies for sales of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), citing a potential threat to local automakers and Beijing’s “discrimination” against EVs equipped with Korean batteries.

Mainstream electric vehicles with law

September 11, 2018 01:00 am

Nepal urgently needs an electric vehicle policy and infrastructure to cope with rapid development of EVs and to reduce air pollution and oil import