NEA’s first EV charging station, among 52, launched at Ratna Park

The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), as part of its initiation to set up 52 EV charging stations across Nepal, has launched its first fast charging facility at its head office at Ratna Park, Kathmandu. The EV charging station was inaugurated by Pampha Bhusal, Minister of Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation.

NEA, under its Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Development Project, is building 52 state-of-art charging facilities across the country with the funding provided by the Asian Development Bank. Similarly, the authority has hired Wangbang Digital Energy for the technical support in regards to supplying, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and recovery of the charging station. 

Every charging station will be equipped with a 142 kW charger, a 50 kVA transformer for power supply, and an online charging system. Depending on the location and vehicle traffic, the charging station will also offer 60/60 kW DC fast chargers and 22 kW AC chargers. 

According to the authority, the charging costs an average of 70 paisa per km for cars, 80 paisa for SUVs, 90 paisa for microbuses, and Rs 1 for buses. 

Charging-station locations 

APF Baijnath Bahini – 1

APF Shaileshwari, Kanchanpur – 1

Area police office, Bardghat  – 2

Area police office, Bardibas – 1

Area police office, Dhading – 1

Area police office, Gorusinghe – 2

Area police office, Makwanpur – 2

Area police office, Nijgadh – 2

Belka municipality, Udaipur – 2

Bhairahawa Buspark, Rupandehi – 1

Biratnagar Buspark, Morang – 1

Birtamod Buspark, Jhapa – 2

Damak Charging Centre, Jhapa – 2

Harion Refresh Centre, Sarlahi – 1

Hawa Ghar, Nagarkot – 1

Inaruwa Buspark, Morang – 1

Khurkot Resort Centre, Sindhuli – 1

Lakeside, Pokhara – 1

Lamahi Buspark, Dang – 2

Lumbini provincial police office, Butwal – 2

Mugling Bridge, Chitwan – 1

Nepal APF School, Kohalpur – 2

Nepal Electricity Authority – 1

Nepal Police Club – 1

New Buspark, Surkhet – 2

Nuwakot buspark, Nuwakot – 1

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