Cimex Inc. Pvt. Ltd., the Authorized Distributor of BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd., in Nepal, has signed an agreement for 50 unit of BYD e6- Pure Electric SUVs with Self Drive Nepal Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Spark Group for emission-free, for rental fleet operation. This is the single Largest Order for Electric Vehicle Fleet Operation in South Asia. In an official handover ceremony on April 20, Cimex Inc. and Self Drive have together signed a framework agreement making Self Drive the exclusive rental partner for BYD electric vehicles.

Mr. Sahil Shrestha, CEO of Cimex Inc. Pvt. Ltd. with representatives from Spark Auto Care during the contract signing for EV Fleet Operation

A huge milestone for both BYD & Spark Group with the introduction of a luxury electric vehicle fleet operation in Nepal. Self Drive offers low-cost, zero-emission, chauffeured cars to corporate and private clients in Kathmandu. The fleet operation has commenced with five pure-electric, emissions-free BYD e6 (first gen) models with addition of other new vehicles in coming days. The BYD e6 car has a proven and reliable Battery-electric technology with BYD’s UL Certified Iron-Phosphate (or “FE”) batteries, proven in over 100 million miles of taxi and 14 million miles of bus passenger transport across the globe.

BYD e6 during the handover ceremony

BYD e6 was ranked as the best-selling pure electric car in China in 2016 and won the golden medal for ‘Best Quality Product’ in Havana International Fair 2015. BYD e6 is a long-range, pure-electric front-wheel drive utility vehicle and a crossover SUV with superior interior space (over 88.3 cu-ft) and six airbags. It has a 90-kW electric motor connected to an 80-kWh lithium iron phosphate battery that gives up to 400 km of driving on a single charge.

BYD 40 kW AC Fast Charger at Spark Auto Care Facility in Guheshwori

Commenting on the agreement with Spark, Sahil Shrestha, the CEO of Cimex Inc. Pvt. Ltd., said, “We have been looking at various options to promote Electric Mobility with BYD’s proven emissions-free technology in Nepal. We are convinced that in Self Drive we have found the right partner to do this – we share many of the same objectives of providing safe, reliable and efficient green transport in cities.”

Mr. Sahil Shrestha, CEO of Cimex Inc. Pvt. Ltd. with representatives from Spark Auto Care during the handover of vehicle

Mr. Roshan Pokharel, CEO of Self Drive, said, “We think that BYD’s e6 model will meet all our requirements to offer passenger comfort, good range and rapid charging. We share BYD’s desire to provide practical, zero-emission solutions and look forward to a long-term partnership.”

About BYD 

BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world’s leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD (Build Your Dreams) is a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. BYD now has four industries including Auto, Electronics, New Energy, and Rail Transit. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Solution, comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, and cutting-edge electrified transportation, has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors. BYD is a Warren Buffet-backed company and is listed both on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. BYD has over 220,000 employees across 30 industrial sites globally. BYD is the Global Sales Champion in Electric Vehicle for four consecutive years from 2015 to 2018. BYD is the World’s Largest Electric Bus manufacturer in the world and has delivered the World’s Largest Electric Bus Fleet in the world. BYD is the Third Largest Automaker with market capitalization of $136.4 billion. BYD is also one of the 1st OEMs of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) globally to produce 1,000,000 electric passenger vehicle. Read More

About Cimex

Cimex successfully managed to get the dealership of world leading electric vehicle maker BYD in Nepal. Being the authorized distributor of BYD in Nepal, Cimex introduced long range pure electric vehicle in Nepal with the aim to bring green revolution in automobile sector of Nepal. In Nepal’s context, electric vehicles could be a solution to ever-growing environmental problem and with the electricity generation potential, Cimex Inc aims to capitalize the opportunity and maneuver the country toward green revolution via electric mobility. Cimex offers wide choice of electric vehicle in Nepal ranging from electric SUVs, MPVs, eForklift, eBus in Nepal. Along with this Cimex also provides electric mobility solution- EV charger, after-sales service, charging infrastructure network. Cimex is also the Largest Charging Station Operator in Nepal. Read More