Hulas Motors has started the field testing of its new electric car model named ‘Da Vinci’. A subsidiary of Golchha Organisation, the company is currently testing the prototypes in Kathmandu and hilly areas. It is likely to price the car at around Rs 14 lakh (1.4 million).
According to Hulas Motors Manager Prafulla Chandra Das, the parts of the cars will be imported from China to be assembled here locally.
The vehicle, which can accommodate five passengers, boasts diverse features such as air conditioning, power lock, power steering, power windows and reverse camera among others, as per the company.
Das revealed the company is currently holding talks with government authorities for support, seeking subsidy on customs and excise duties in particular. He believes the car will be even cheaper if the government subsidies the taxes.
Hulas Motors has been manufacturing three- and four-wheelers since 1994. In 2015, it ended production of its famous “Mustang Max” jeep—which was used by former Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai as his official vehicle—after it failed to meet pollution standards.The company also produced a light commercial vehicle named “Hulas Sherpa” until 2002.