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Kathmandu’s battle with pollution and how EVs are a part of the solution

Maheswar Rupakheti, PhD (Atmospheric Science) from Dalhousie University in Canada, is Scientific Leader at IASS Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies Potsdam, Germany. He is regarded as one of the leading atmospheric scientists who have studied air pollution in Kathmandu. He says his research interests include designing cleaner solutions rooted in sound science and carefully examining the local context (technology, policy, […]

Nepal’s first govt-procured electric car is a policy statement: Planning Commission Vice-Chair Wagle

File image: National Planning Commission Vice-chair Swarnim Wagle National Planning Commission, the country’s apex development strategy formulation body, recently became the first government entity to procure an electric vehicle (EV). Vice-Chairman Swarnim Wagle, who currently uses the car, says his office decided to switch to electric for numerous reasons, and the move in itself is […]