Kathmandu, April 21
The import of electric vehicles (EVs) has increased by 66.39 per cent in Nepal in the first nine months of the current fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.
According to the Department of Customs, 2,451 EVs were imported in the first nine months of the current fiscal year against 1,473 in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. Among the import of electric vehicles, the highest is from India followed by China.
Altogether 1,755 EVs of 100-kilowatt capacity were brought into the country from India during the period while there were 381 EVs of the same capacity imported from China in that period.
The EVs of 100 to 300 kilowatt capacity worth over Rs 7 billion were imported from various countries such as South Korea, Indonesia and the UK from mid-July 2022 to mid-April 2023, according to the department.
EVs worth over Rs 4.7 billion were imported from India from the beginning of the current fiscal year till mid-April.
The government collected over Rs 1.9 billion in revenue from the import of 2,451 EVs in the first nine months of the current fiscal year, according to the Department of Customs.