EV Adoption Soars in Nepal: Over 2,000 EVs Charged in Single Day, Saving 20,000 Liters of Fossil Fuel

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LYONSEV9466.jpg A ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station is seen near Sandstone Park in Lyons on Thursday. In 2016, Lyons got $6,000 from a Boulder County grant toward the expense of buying and installing the charging station. Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer Feb. 9, 2017

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: More than 2000 Electric Vehicles (EV) have availed service from the charging station of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in a single day.

According to the officials of the NEA, 22,000 units of electricity was consumed by the charging service taken by EVs on Wednesday alone.

According to NEA officials, 22,000 units of electricity were consumed in just one day from the charging station. An official of the NEA said, “I didn’t anticipate that 22,000 units of electricity would be sold in such a short time. There’s much work to be done to bolster the EV infrastructure in Nepal. However, this surge in usage clearly shows that people are embracing EVs.”

According to the officials of the NEA, around 20,000 liters of diesel-petrol was saved in a single day as EVs were charged more than 2,000 times in one day, saving more than Rs 3.5 million.

Source: Republica