2024 Best 5 luxurious electric cars in Nepal

2024 Best 5 luxurious electric cars in Nepal
2024 Best 5 luxurious electric cars in Nepal

Electric cars have come a long way in Nepal. You can find electric sedans, hatchbacks, and Compact SUVs in all shapes and prices. Chinese electric car companies such as BYD, Neta, MG, Seres, GWM and Indian giants Tata are Nepal’s most popular EV brands. They without a doubt provide comfort and luxury. But what about the pure luxury-oriented electric cars in Nepal?

With the luxury also shifting from internal combustion engines to electric, car brands have brought a few exciting EVs to Nepal. The number of these luxury electric cars is increasing in Nepal. So we have listed the luxurious electric cars that are available in Nepal.

List of Luxurious electric cars in Nepal

1.Hyundai Ioniq 5Rs 10,200,000
2.BYD SealDynamic: Rs 10,500,000
Premium: Rs 13,900,000
Performance: Rs 18,500,000
3.Kia EV6Rs 12,590,000
4.BMW iX3Rs 22,996,000
5.Audi e-tron Q8Rs 29,500,000

1. Hyundai Ioniq 5

The 2022 Car of the Year award winner, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 comes first in the list of luxurious electric cars in Nepal. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 with its modern retro looks has really been loved and liked by a lot of people. The electric car has performed well in the Nepali market ever since its launch. The Ioniq 5 has had some price changes over the years with the change in the tax system in Nepal.

Hyundai Ioniq 5
Photo: Hyundai
DimensionsLength: 4,635.5mm
Width: 1,889.76mm
Height: 1,600.2mm
Wheelbase: 2,999.74mm
Minimum ground clearance: 154.94mm
MotorPermanent magnet synchronous motor
Max power170 PS
Max torque350 Nm
Battery typeLithium-ion polymer
Battery capacity58 kWh
Charging time10-100% Up to 7 hours (240V)
10-80% Up to 25 minutes (400V)
10-80% 18 minutes (800V)
Range375 Km
Top speedUp to 185 kmph
Acceleration0-100 in 5.2 seconds
Seating capacity5
Boot space527 litres
Wheels and tyresWheels : 7.5JX19″, 8.5JX20″
Tyres: 235/55R19 & 255/45R20
Braking systemThe power-assisted braking system with ABS, EBD and BAS
BrakesFront: Disc
Rear: Disc
SuspensionFront: MacPherson Strut
Rear: Multi-Link
ColoursLucid blue pearl, mystic olive green pearl, digital teal green pearl, shooting star grey matte, atlas white, gravity gold matte, phantom black pearl, cyber grey metallic, galactic grey metallic
Gross weight2,370 kg
PriceRs 10,200,000

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has a striking design characterized by clean lines and a unique clamshell hood. It showcases innovative Parametric Pixels LED lights and a spacious interior with premium finishes and eco-friendly materials. It is equipped with dual integrated displays for infotainment and driver information, along with comfort features like heated seats and wireless charging, it offers both style and convenience.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is powered by a 58 kWh lithium-ion battery, it delivers 170PS peak power and 350Nm torque, achieving a range of 375 km. With quick charging capabilities, it can reach 10-80% charge in 25 minutes using a 400V charger or just 18 minutes with an 800V charger. Safety features include advanced driver-assist technologies like collision avoidance and smart cruise control, ensuring a safe and enjoyable driving experience. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 costs Rs 10,200,000 in Nepal.

2. BYD Seal

The most popular electric brand in Nepal is BYD. BYD has a range of electric cars in Nepal including the BYD E6, BYD Dolphin, BYD Atto 3 and the latest BYD Seal. The BYD Atto 3 and the BYD Dolphin have been loved by many people for their comfort and performance in their own price range. The one that makes it to the list is the BYD Seal launched recently. The luxury electric sedan competes with the Tesla Model 3 in the international market.

BYD Seal. Photo: BYD
BYD Seal. Photo: BYD
DimensionsLength: 4,800 mm
Width: 1,875 mm
Height: 1,460 mm
Kerb weightDynamic: 1,922 kg
Premium: 2,055 kg
Performance: 2,185 kg
Wheelbase2,920 mm
Ground Clearance120 mm
Boot spaceFront: 50 litres
Rear: 400 litres
Minimum turning radius5.7 m
DrivetrainDynamic: Rear drive
Premium: Rear drive
Performance: All-wheel drive
Motor typeFront motor type in Performance option: Squirrel Cage Induction Asynchronous Motor

Rear motor type in all options: Permanent Magnet Synchronous Option
Front motor maximum powerPerformance: 160 kW
Rear motor maximum powerDynamic: 150 kW
Premium: 230 kW
Performance: 230 kW
Front motor maximum torquePerformance: 310 Nm
Rear motor maximum torqueDynamic: 310 Nm
Premium: 360 Nm
Performance: 360 Nm
Maximum powerDynamic: 150 kW
Premium: 230 kW
Performance: 390 kW
Maximum torqueDynamic: 310 Nm
Premium: 360 Nm
Performance: 670 Nm
Acceleration (0-100km/h)Dynamic: 7.5 sec
Premium: 5.9 sec
Performance: 3.8 sec
Battery typeBYD Blade Battery
Battery capacityDynamic: 61.44 kWh
Premium: 82.56 kWh
Performance: 82.56 kWh
RangeDynamic: 460 km
Premium: 570 km
Performance: 520 km
Charging7 kW AC charging in all options

110kW DC charging in Dynamic
150kW DC charging in Premium and Performance
Seating capacity5
SuspensionFront: Double Wishbone
Rear: Multi-Link
Ventilated disc brake in Dynamic option
Ventilated and Drilled disc brake in Premium and Performance option

Floating disc brake in Dynamic option
Fixed disc brake in Premium and Performance option
Tyre sizeDynamic: 225/50 R18
Premium: 235/45 R19
Performance: 235/45 R19
Wheel typeAlloy
ColoursArctic Blue
Atlantis Gray
Cosmos Black
Aurora White
PriceDynamic: Rs 10,500,000
Premium: Rs 13,900,000
Performance: Rs 18,500,000

The BYD Seal electric car has a sleek ocean-inspired design with a sporty X-shaped front end and distinctive double U-shaped headlights. Its luxurious interior features soft-touch materials, ambient lighting, and a rotating 15.6-inch infotainment screen. The steering wheel, wrapped in either artificial or genuine leather, has controls for various functions, while the digital instrument cluster and heads-up display provide essential information to the driver.

The electric car is available in three options; rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and single or dual motors. The Seal offers impressive performance, with acceleration from 0-100 km/h ranging from 3.8 to 7.5 seconds, and a range of 460-570 km. Safety features include airbags, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and advanced driver-assist technologies.

The BYD Seal electric car costs Rs 10,500,000 for the Dynamic option. Rs 13,900,000 for the Premium option and Rs 18,500,000 for the Performance option in Nepal.

3. Kia EV6

One of the most anticipated electric cars in Nepal was the Kia EV6. The EV6 was set to launch last year in the Nepali market but with the changing tax systems Kia launched the electric car in Nepal this year only. The electric car won the 2023 World Performance Car award at the 2023 World Car Awards.

Kia EV6. Photo: Kia
Kia EV6. Photo: Kia
DimensionsLength: 4682.62mm
Width: 1879.6mm
Height: 1544.32mm
Wheelbase: 2901.08mm
Electric motor typePermanent Magnet AC Synchronous
Maximum power226 / 4600-8600 (bhp at rpm)
Maximum torque350 / 4600-8600 (Nm at rpm) 
Battery typeLithium Ion Polymer Battery
Battery capacity77.5 kWh
Drive range528 km*
Charging time7 hours 10 minutes (10-100% @ 240V / 11kw via Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment)
SuspensionFront: MacPherson Struts, Stabiliser Bar
Rear: Independent, Multi-link, Stabiliser Bar
BrakeFront: Ventilated disc brake
Rear: Ventilated disc brake
Tyre sizeFront: 235/55 R19
Rear: 235/55 R19
Kerb weight1930kg
Ground clearance155mm
Boot space490 litres (extended up to 1260 litres with back seats laid down)
Top speed152 kmph
Acceleration0-100 km/h: 7.3 seconds
ColoursRed | White | Black | Blue | Gray
PriceRs 12,590,000

The Kia EV6 is a standout electric vehicle featuring a premium design both inside and out. Its exterior showcases modern elegance with sleek lines and captivating elements, including distinctive headlights and a striking rear light bar. Inside, the EV6 offers comfort and convenience with heated seats, recycled materials, and a user-friendly infotainment system.

The electric car is powered by a Permanent Magnet AC Synchronous electric motor and a 77.5 kWh Lithium Ion Polymer Battery, it delivers 226 bhp and 350 Nm of torque, with an impressive range of 528 km. Charging is efficient, with DC charging reaching 80% in under 20 minutes. Safety features include forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring, while advanced technologies like a head-up display with augmented reality and a surround-view camera system enhance the driving experience. Even though the Kia EV6 is available in various trim options, Nepal only gets the RWD option at a price of Rs 12,590,000.

4. BMW iX3

The German automotive giant unveiled its first electric car, the BMW iX3 for Nepal in July of 2023. The iX3 is the electric version of the popular BMW X3 which is also a beast of an SUV with the performance and features it provides. The iX3 has a lot of features and a range of up to 461km.

BMW iX3. Photo: BMW Nepal
BMW iX3. Photo: BMW Nepal
DimensionsLength: 4734 mm (15 ft 6 in)
Width: 1891 mm (6 ft 2 in)
Height: 1668 mm (5 ft 5 in)
Wheelbase2864 mm (9 ft 5.2 in)
Ground clearance179 mm (7.1 in)
Turning circle11.8 m (38 ft 9 in)
Unladen weight EU2,255kg
Boot space510 litres
1500 litres(when backseat are folded down)
Maximum power210 kW (286hp)
Maximum torque400 Nm
Top speed180 km/h
Acceleration0–100 km/h: 6.8 seconds
Rangeup to 461km
Capacity of lithium-ion battery80kWh
ChargingDC charging time in minutes, e.g. at DC fast charging station (charging power 150 kW; 10% – 80%)
32 min
AC charging time in hours, e.g. with Flexible Fast Charger / Wallbox (charging power 11 kW, 0% – 100%)
7.5 h
Energy consumption18.9-18.5 kWh/100 km
TyreTyre dimensions front
245/50 R19 105 W XL
Tyre dimensions rear
245/50 R19 105 W XL
Wheel20-inch aerodynamic light alloy wheels
PriceRs 22,996,000

The BMW iX3 has a bulky exterior design featuring a closed BMW i kidney grille, sleek Adaptive LED headlights, and distinctive rear diffusers symbolizing its electric nature. Inside, the electric car boasts a BMW Live Cockpit Professional with a 12.3″ digital instrument display and Control Display, accented by blue BMW i details and a panoramic glass roof for a spacious and airy atmosphere.

The electric car is powered by a 210 kW electric motor delivering 400 Nm of torque and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 180 km/h and a range of up to 461 km with its 80 kWh lithium-ion battery. Charging is quick, with DC fast charging reaching 80% in 32 minutes. The SAV features 20-inch aerodynamic alloy wheels, adaptive suspension, and a recuperation system for increased efficiency. The price of the BMW iX3 in Nepal is Rs 22,996,000.

5. Audi e-tron Q8

Audi’s electric cars can be seen here and there in Nepal nowadays. Audi has a few electric cars in Nepal including the Audi e-tron Q4 standard, Audi e-tron Q4 Sportback, Audi e-tron and the Audi e-tron Q8. Out of these, the most luxurious one is the Audi e-tron Q8 which was launched a couple of months ago. With its outstanding looks and features, the Audi e-tron Q8 has been well-loved in the intentional market.

DimensionsLength: 4986mm
Width: 1945mm
Height (standard): 1694mm
Height (raised air suspension): 1719mm
Ground ClearanceStandard
187 mm
Raised air suspension
248 mm
Motor Type (front/rear)AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet / AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet
Max Power340 kW
Max Torque (front/rear)664 Nm 
Battery Capacity114 kWh
Range (EPA estimated)515 km
ChargingAC: 11 kW
DC Fast Charging: Up to 168 kW
SuspensionFront: Adaptive air suspension (five-link)
Rear: Adaptive air suspension (multi-link)
TyreFront: 285/45 R21
Rear: 285/45 R21
BrakesFront: 15.7-inch ventilated discs with six-piston callipers
Rear: 14.8-inch ventilated discs with single-piston callipers
Price Rs 29,500,000

The Audi Q8 e-tron has a blend of SUV versatility and coupe-like agility with a sleek sloping roofline and wide stance. The two-dimensional Singleframe grille is illuminated by optional projector lights, while sharp lines and sculpted details exude power. Inside, it features premium materials, a digital instrument cluster, and customizable ambient lighting, emphasizing minimalistic elegance and sustainability with recycled materials and vegan leather. The spacious interior offers ample legroom, headroom, and cargo space, complemented by a panoramic sunroof.

The electric car is powered by an AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet motor that delivers a maximum power of 340 kW and 664 Nm of torque, powered by a 114 kWh battery offering an EPA-estimated range of 515 km. Charging options include AC at 11 kW and DC fast charging up to 168 kW. The Audi e-tron Q* is available in the S-Line trim in Nepal which is priced at Rs 29,500,000.

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