Thee go launches first-of-its-kind electric pick up in Nepal!
Thee go launched first of its kind, electric pickup truck, in Nepal on 24th November. Thee go brands itself as a company, which aims to provide an environmentally sustainable ecosystem alternative to traditional transportation systems that rely on fossil fuels.
Following this mission statement, Thee go launched JAC E-T8 in an event hosted at Aranya Boutique Hotel, Naxal. The pickup comes with the following features:
- Total Range on Single Charge = 350 KMS NEDC.
- DC Fast Charging ( 2 Hours ).
- Motor Peak Power 110 KW
- Torque (Nm) 320
- Regenerative Braking system
- Brake Override system
- Dimension of the vehicle: 5615*1880*1830 ( L*W*H)
- Rear Body size: 1810*1520*470 ( L*W*H)
- Motor Type PMSM
- Battery Capacity 67.2 KWh
- Steering wheel with audio command
- Infotainment System with reverse Camera
- Automatic Transmission
Additionally, the company announced their plan to set up 40 units of battery-operated buses, 20 units of DC fast charger, which will be able to charge the vehicles within 5 hours. Moreover, the announcement comes as a part of the deal that Sajha had inked with CHTC Kinwin, China. THEE-Go will be honoring the agreement on behalf of CHTC in their capacity as a local affiliate of the company!
Even though it is positive that multiple brands have been pushing for different EVs(Electric Vehicles) in Nepal, infrastructure and geographical hurdles continue to prove to be a great impediment to rapid growth in EV substitution in Nepal. While the pickup boasts the capacity of being ‘off-road’, without the existence of charging stations throughout Nepal, especially in remote locations, mass adoption of the electric pick seems unlikely!