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The Nissan Leaf during the at the Thimphu clock tower in

PM believes people ought to the physiological obstacles they facing 

Transport: If the many and orders electric car dealers are any indication, the government’s ambition to battery-operated wheels is on track.

its launch in February, the electric car of Mahindra e2o that Singye deal in sold three of the the cost of which ranges Nu 699,000 to Nu 839,000 depending on

A Singye Agencies official they received numerous everyday.

As for the Nissan Leaf, motors officials claimed received a good number of

Thunder Motors chief officer Dr Tashi Wangchuk they were going to the car in bulk to give their choice in terms of colour and the

He said Thunder Motors’ was to establish a manufacturing and assembling in collaboration with Nissan to low cost electric cars.

that are as competitive as petrol he said. “We hope to reduce significantly by over 30 to 50 percent compromising performance, safety and

However, the full option or the variant of Nissan Leaf be sold at Nu 1,400,000.

Currently has its manufacturing plant in Chennai, will manufacture the vehicle to be to Bhutan.

Dr Tashi Wangchuk they were working on shifting that plant to

He said this move allow the country to export cars in the neighboring countries China and India.

Bhutan Corporation intends to buy about electric cars for office use in

Corporation’s managing director Bharat Tamang said are being held with the to subsidise the cost.

He said the non-electric cars like pick up truck would be to remote stations where is more felt.

“Although the cost is expensive, electric are more sustainable given the and expenditure on fuel,” he said.

many people are still of its reliability.

Many expressed over longevity of batteries cars run besides the initial cost of the cars in comparison other combustion driven

Others said although stations would be established at points within the city, more electric vehicles on the more time would be waiting to charge them.

a meet the press session Tshering Tobgay said planned to install more 55 charging stations across the within a 50km distance. alone would have six stations.

Reviews online also that battery capacity in cold temperature.

Dr Tashi said the issues people in relation to electric cars was a

“Electric cars are very and I have been driving one for the three years,” he said. “I around Nu 7,000 a month in for my petrol car earlier, but with car, my electricity bill rose by Nu 200 a month.”

He also electric cars required once a year only.

the launching of the Mahindra e2o, Automotive’s executive director and Dr Pawan Goenka said was no immediate solution to bringing the initial cost of electric because the technology itself was

Mahindra Reva’s chief officer Chetan Maini that in last 18 months, of non-electric vehicles increased by percent globally against vehicle’s 70 percent increase.

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is because of the rapid evolution in technology,” he said, adding the ion batteries, currently used in e2o and the had properties to regenerate itself.

“It can for more than eight after which it can be recycled,” he

At the e2o launch, Lyonchhoen Tshering said it was the physiological obstacle were facing, when was the political will and the government was to supporting electric vehicle tax exemptions, subsidies and free

The only problem with he said was that lacked charging stations and that were seeking funds to enough in the country.

Members of the however, felt more was required to gauge the viability of cars.

Opposition leader Dr Pema said the country’s geographical and the nature of the Bhutanese roads had to be

“Bhutan Standards Bureau finally approve the use of electric he said.

Opposition’s Kinga said in most other it was people who could afford two that opted for an electric

Over an email interview, global corporate communications Roland Buerk said he was confident” of the reliability, quality and of the Leaf, which was sold in 35 countries already.

He said the car some of the best customer of any vehicle in the Nissan line-up.

will ensure we have customer communications in Bhutan to explain the features of the Leaf,” he “That will be coupled a public awareness campaign to the public about electric

He said Nissan would be technical studies with local partner to ensure experience with Leaf for in Bhutan would meet standards.

Roland Buerk Nissan has never had an exclusive agreement in Bhutan and that it a local partner.

“Thunder shared similar commitment achieving the goal of sustainable he said.

By Tshering Dorji

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