Improved EVs coming

Kathmandu, June 6:

With a view to meeting the increasing demand of electric vehicles in the valley, Shree Eco Visionary Private Limited (SEVPL) has come up with electric three-wheelers with more powerful engine.

US ambassador to Nepal James F Moriarty test-drove the vehicle on the occasion of the 56th year of USAID’s operations in Nepal yesterday.

The upgraded version of the electric vehicles (EV) was manufactured with the support of Kathmandu Electric Vehicles Alliance (KEVA), a project supported by USAID and the Swiss Agency for Development (SDC).

“Unlike the existing electric three-wheelers plying in the city streets, this vehicle is very much safe and the battery is easy to charge,” said Sachendra Dhakhwa, the SEVPL director. “We are launching 10 electric vehicles each in Dharan and Syangja with the help of partners in the project, the Butwal Power Company (BPC), Clean Energy and Development Bank (CEDL), within August 2008,” he said.