It is expected that 50 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be operational within six months following the establishment of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
According to the National Energy Administration, it has already signed an arrangement to purchase charger devices and has identified the places where the infrastructure would be installed. NEA spokeswoman Suresh Bahadur Bhattarai said, R20;We have accelerated the construction of the transmission line to ensure that electricity is delivered to the stipulated regions.”
The National Electricity Administration (NEA) has given a contract to a Chinese business to install 50 charging stations. The National Electricity Authority (NEA) intends to establish 20 charging stations in the Kathmandu Valley, with the remaining five stations each being installed in each of the six provinces.
These charging stations will be constructed along the East-West Highway, the Prithvi Highway, the BP Highway, and the Madan-Bhandari Highway, among other routes. The building of 50 charging stations will require a total investment of Rs 400 million, which has been set out for this purpose.
In accordance with the National Electricity Administration, each charging station will be fitted with 200 KW power transformers. A automobile can be fully recharged in 30 minutes at the stations in question, however a bus will take an hour to be fully recharged at the same locations.
Charging stations are widely regarded as the most important infrastructure for the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs), the import of which has been rapidly increasing in recent years. The government has also shifted its emphasis to the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs), with the goal of reducing the country’s increasing air pollution and soaring imports of petroleum products at a time when the country is producing significant amounts of hydroelectricity.