Hulas Motors is testing its electric car — named “Da Vinci” — around Biratnagar city and will be brought to Kathmandu as the testing ends. It’s the very first time that an electric car is being produced in Nepal itself.
The source reveals that the car will make its way to the Kathmandu valley only after it passes the test in the local area. Furthermore, the source also stated that it’ll probably be after this Dashain.
Hulas is the first vehicle manufacturing company of Nepal. It had been producing Mustang brand cars in Nepal but stopped in 2069 after the emission standard 3 came in effect. But now it’ll be producing electric cars with the name “Da Vinci”. Hulas has also been producing electric rickshaws in Nepal.
Hulas states that it is producing electric cars, targeting middle-class Nepalese car buyers. The company claims that these cars will carry features that greatly justify their pricing, some of which include a great compact look and operations made easy.
Similarly, this electric car will not have any gear, thus is believed to be easy for driving in busy traffic of Kathmandu. Also, it’s favorable to be driven in all weather conditions.
About speed, it can catch up a maximum speed of 65km. And you can cover a distance of nearly 170km once the car gets fully charged. In order to charge, you can use the normal electric plugs on your homes. The car requires 8 to 10 hours of charging to get fully charged.
About features, this electric car comprises modern features including power steering, power braking system, power window, and central locking.
The car also comprises a rear camera and a rear sensor that aid as you back it. On the dashboard, will be a 7-inch infotainment system. Again, the car can easily climb a 20-degree inclined height.
Da Vinci is built with a 180mm ground clearance, suitable on the roads of Nepal. This ground clearance in electric cars is said to be the best in the Nepali market.
The car weighs 800kgs and is a 5 seated one. Da Vinci will be priced between NPR 15 to 20 lakhs in Nepal.
Hulas Da Vinci General Specs
- Charging time: 8 to 10 hours
- Range: 170 Km
- Speed: 60 Km/h
- Power Window: Front Power, Rear Manual
- Central Lock: Yes
- AC: Yes
- Seating Capacity: 5
- Heater: Yes
- Reverse Camera/Radar: Yes
- 7″ Display Screen: Yes
- Dimension: 3300 X 1450 X 1550
- Climbing Gradient: 20 deg with four-person
- Motor: 5KW AC
- Ground Clearance: 180 mm
- Battery: 10PcsSMF*200 AH 6 V
- Brakes: Power Brakes
- G.W: 800 kg
- Controller: 275A
- Driving Power: 10pcs of 6v200Ah, Maintenance-free batteries
- Braking System: Front Disc Rear Hydraulic Drum
- Suspension System: Front Independent Suspension; Balancer & shock up with coil spring
- Fog Lamp: Yes
- Power Steering: E Power Steering