Kathmandu, 14 April 2078. Contract agreements have been signed for the supply, connection, testing, operation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations at 50 locations in seven states.
A contract worth Rs.377.95 million has been signed to complete the charging station to be constructed within a year with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank.
NEA spokesperson Madan Timsina said that the contractor company will take care of the maintenance of the charging station for the next five years. He informed that 142 KW capacity charger, 50 KVA transformer for power supply and online billing system will be connected in each charging station.
The charging station will have 60-60 kW DC and 22 kW AC chargers for fast charging. From this, three vehicles including big bus can be charged simultaneously.
Charging station software will be kept in the data center of NEA to serve more than 300 chargers. All 50 stations will be controlled from Kathmandu. After charging the vehicle, the customer will be able to pay the bill through QR code and mobile app.
Charging stations will be located on main highways, bus parks and major cities. There will be 7 charging stations in Kathmandu Valley.
There will be five charging stations in Damak, Bhadrapur, Kankai of Jhapa, Biratnagar of Morang and Itahari of Sunsari.
There will be seven charging stations in Birgunj of Parsa, Simara of Bara, Chandranigahapur of Rautahat, Dhalkebar of Dhanusha and Janakpurdham, Bardibas of Mahottari and Rajbiraj of Saptari.
There will be 13 charging station in Bagmati Province with 2 charging stations in Malekhu of Dhading, 2 in Sindhuli of BP Highway, 2 in Hetauda of Makwanpur, 2 in Bharatpur of Chitwan, 4 in Munglin / Kurintar and 1 in Banepa of Kavre. There will be six charging stations in Gandaki, including Nawalpur, Damauli in Tanahu, 1-1 in Syangja and 3 in Pokhara of Kaski.
There will be 8 charging stations in Lumbini. There will be eight charging stations including one in Nepalgunj of Banke, one each in Bhaluwang and Dang of Dang, one each in Butwal of Rupandehi and two in Bardaghat / Sunwal of Nawalparasi.
There will be one charging station in Surkhet in Karnali and three in Far-Western. Mahendranagar of Kanchanpur, Dhangadhi of Kailali and Dadeldhura will have 3 charging stations in the far west.