Shree Eco Visionary Pvt. Ltd. (SEV) has launched sales of electric vans in Nepal. On Wednesday the private company invited business community, government officials and media to introduce the Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co. manufactured electric vans.
The 14 seat vans are given with 80 kW motorpower with 50 kWh battery. Torque power of the van is 280 nm. Ground clearance of the van is 190mm and the gradient ratio is 20%. It can travel 250 km by one single full charge. Charging time is half an hour for 80% by fast charger. The vans are much economic as it travels a kilo meter at the cost of a quarter of a rupee.
The manufacturing company established in 1988 in China, produces 100,000 buses and micro buses annually through its three plants. It says that over 400,000 buses have been sold including supplies to 130 countries including France, Germany, Britain, Sweden and other EU countries. It has its own state of the art R&D centre for the better production.
Shree Eco Visionary Pvt. Ltd. is the authorised agent of the Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co. for Nepal. The private company was established in 2003 with a mission to carry out research, development and policy advocacy on promotion of electric vehicles in Nepal. The company is led by Umesh Raj Shrestha, a dynamic and energetic EV enthusiast.
The electric vans recently launched can be a viable mode of transportation to replace gas micro buses and petrol or diesel run micro buses being operated in the Kathmandu Valley. These can be instrumental in reducing foul smell of gas, air pollution and replacement of fossil fuel including easy and comfortable riding for the passengers.