Kathmandu to boast 10 electric vehicle charging stations in next six months

Kathmandu, May 5

Nepal Electricity Authority says it will establish at least 10 electric vehicle charging stations in Kathmandu Valley within next six months.

It will support the government plan to promote green vehicles in the capital, according to the government-run power regulator.

The Authority recently published a notice seeking spaces for the establishment of such stations. Business complex, cinema halls, supermarkets, parks, universities, government agencies, hotels and hospitals have been asked to file applications.

Assistant Manager at the Energy Efficiency Division of the Authority, Sagar Mani Gyawali, says the charging stations will be established at the places where the movement of vehicles is more frequent in the first phase. It will also help businesses of the respective places grow, according to him.

Three vehicles can be charged at a station simultaneously. A station will have a space to park around 50 vehicles.

Gyawali says the Authority will invest Rs 100 million for 10 charging stations. He adds that the Authority will call for tenders within a few days to supply equipment for the stations.

There are around 600 electric vehicles operating in the capital. The users charge them at home currently.

After Kathmandu, the Authority plans to establish such stations in Pokhara, Chitwan, Biratnagar and Nepalgunj gradually.

Published on May 5th, Sunday, 2019 10:18 AM

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