January 26: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has called a global tender for the installation of charging stations for electric vehicles.
The authority, aiming to promote the use of electric vehicles, announced a 45 day global tender for installing 50 charging stations on Tuesday (January 21).
NEA, in a statement, informed that the charging stations will be installed in major cities and highway with the financial assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB).
According to NEA, 25 charging stations will be installed inside Kathmandu valley while the other 25 stations will be placed outside the valley.
Sagar Mani Gyawali, project manager for the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Development Project of NEA informed New Business Age that the authority will complete the installation of the charging stations within a year.
“The charging stations inside the valley will be installed inside NEA offices while the stations along the highways will be placed on land donated by people,” Gyawali informed.