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Nepal gets Battery-Powered Cars

Shree Eco Visionary (SEV) of Nepal has developed battery-powered vehicles from ordinary car batteries. All the more we should be convinced that high-tech innovations can be developed via low-tech means. Their 3-wheeler electric vehicles have been plying the streets of Kathmandu on AC power since 2004.

The vehicles run on 2 packs of 6 batteries — one on the front and another at the back side. The charger can be hooked up on regular house sockets (15 amps) for around 7 to 8 hours.



Speed can reach up to 70 kmph. Power consumption costs about $2.50 per 60 km. Equivalent gas consumption is about 29 kms. per liter (at current gas price of Php52/liter).

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Each vehicle costs about $13,500 a pop — a bit pricey but the savings could offset the initial investment.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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7 Responses

  1. jhay says:

    How does the e-jeepney of Makati compare to this vehicle?

  2. manu says:

    this is something cool, mura pa…..i heard meron na din dito nyan…..

  3. Mike says:

    The battery should be given also some consideration coz this kind of batteries are the deep cycle type which is quite expensive when its time for replacement.

  4. Aja Lapus says:

    Yuga, did you mean 29 km per $2.50? Because, our car could only get up to 10 km per liter. So a 29-km per liter car would be so efficient, you wouldn’t need those battery-powered cars. :)

  5. yuga says:

    It’s actually 29kms per Php52 (or 1 liter of gas). So 29km/liter is quite efficient. These battery-powered cars don’t have emissions as well so you got almost zero carbon footprint.

  6. Aja Lapus says:

    Ahh, now I get what you mean. Sorry ’bout the confusion. :D

  7. Buenos días!. Muy buen artículo, agregaré tu blog a mi lector de noticias. Hasta luego!

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