The automobile industry has witnessed a great deal of rapid growth as well as changes over the past few years. From being composed only of petroleum-powered vehicles, the industry is now also witnessing new-age automobiles made using renewable energy such as batteries and solar panels. Though these new cars may be a bit pricey to purchase they offer the convenience of using sustainable energy sources which would ultimately help to reduce global warming.

CG Motor, a subsidiary of Chaudhary Group, has also entered the automobile market. CG Motor, the newly formed subsidiary of Chaudhary Group’s Nirvana Chaudhary said it plans to import and sell electric vehicles in Nepal in the near future.

The homegrown auto-exportation firm, Chaudhary Group has started its first entry into the rapidly expanding field of electric vehicles. According to sources within CG Motor, a new subsidiary of Chaudhary Group which is tasked with manufacturing and marketing electrical and hybrid cars, the company plans to import and sell electric vehicles in Nepal.

Overview:

Neta V electric crossover from Chaudhary Group is powered by a battery of 38.54 kWh, and a 31 kWh battery and a 40 kW capacity motor are also planned for later this year.

The company has used CATL’s battery in Neta V. China’s leading battery manufacturer supplies CATL’s battery to the company. This is an electric vehicle whose estimated range is 300 kilometers. Additionally, these batteries are used in Tesla – MG vehicles. CG Motor has announced it will give a warranty on its batteries for eight years or 150,000 kilometers. Neta V will be priced around Rs 38 lakhs in the Nepali market and will compete directly with Tata Nexon.

Design:

The Neta V was created in accordance with a modern trend: Dolphin Streamline. Featuring minimalistic styling, the front section helps reduce wind resistance, and it includes a Hawk-eye Laser Headlight and unique LED DRLS. There is also a side indicator integrated into the wheel arches. The side profile is also minimalistic, with delicate crease lines on the side body. Additionally, the eyes are attracted to the stylish alloy wheels.

It features a large LED tail lamp with chromed accents on the rear. The interior also features the same Intelligent Technology Cockpit. Furthermore, you can choose among five different colors to complement your interior: Gray, Blue, White, Pink, and Cyan.

Battery Capacity & Performance

It features two versions: the Standard Range and the Long Range. The Standard Range’s motor is a 40kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. The motor produces 54PS maximum power and 110Nm maximum torque.

Additionally, it is equipped with a 31.18kWh Lithium-Ion Battery that has a claimed range of 301 kilometers. In 12 hours, the battery can be fully charged. It’s 55kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor drives the vehicle. It comes with a Lithium-Ion Battery rated at 38.54kWh with a claimed range of 401 kilometers. It has a maximum power output of 75 horsepower and a maximum torque output of 175 Nm.

The battery can be charged from 30% to 80% in 30 minutes with a fast charger, whereas the battery can be charged from 30% to 80% in 8 hours with a slow charger. With a home charger, your vehicle will be fully charged after 8 hours.

Neta V Features

Neta V is a beautiful SUV with a Tesla-inspired design on its front. It is 4070 mm long, 1690 mm wide, and 1540 mm high. Despite its similar dimensions and ground clearance to the Tata Nexon EV, this vehicle appears directly to be competing with it in terms of size, battery, and so on. Neta V boasts a beautiful cabin as well as a vertical infotainment system just like Tesla. On one side, there’s a slow charging port, while the other features a fast-charging port.

The key that comes with it is also prepared in a unique fashion. The steering wheel is round and features flats on either side, as well as a spinner. The form of this steering wheel is reminiscent of those used in sports cars. The windshield of this vehicle features a driver information display above the dashboard, as opposed to behind the steering wheel. There is a gear shift on the left side of the bottom steering wheel, and you can dim the lights by using the touch system.

There are two motors and battery packs available from the manufacturer. The short-range model is powered by a 40-kW motor. It has a 31.18-kWh battery. On a full charge, it can reach 301 km. Its long-range model is powered by a battery pack of 38.54 kWh and a motor rated at 55 kW. A full charge provides 401 kilometers of range. In comparison, a slow charger can take up to 12 hours to fully charge an electric vehicle, while a fast charger can get it done in 30 minutes.

Additional & Safety Features

The Neta V’s global model includes convenient features such as keyless entry, N95 air filters, central locking, cruise control, rear views cameras, sensor LCD screens, power windows, electric ORVMs, and USB ports.

Hozon Neta V’s front suspension is McPherson, while its rear suspension is a Semi-Independent Trailing Arm. The Hozon Neta V’s length, width, and height are 4070mm, 1690mm, and 1540mm respectively.

Also, the Neta V has a wheelbase of 2420mm and a ground clearance of 160mm. Furthermore, it weighs 1110 kilograms at the curb. In addition, the EV’s safety features include front airbags, ABS with EBD, hill-start assist, electric parking brake with auto hold, and a tire-pressure monitoring system.

Hozon Neta V Specifications

  • Motor: 70 kW PMSM
  • Dimension: 4070 x 1690 x 1540 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2420 mm
  • Max Power: 95 PS
  • Max Torque: 160 Nm
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Type: FWD
  • Top Speed: 100 Kmph
  • Battery Capacity: 38.54 kWh Li-Ion
  • Range: 380 km (claimed)
  • Charging Time: 6 – 8 hours (30%-80% in 20 mins with DC Fast Charging)
  • Front Tyre: 185/65 R16 – Disc
  • Rear Tyre: 185/65 R16– Disc
  • Tubeless Tyres: Yes
  • Safety System: Airbags, ABS, EBD, CSC, HA
  • Suspension Setup: McPherson Strut and Trailing Arm Semi-Independent
  • Seating: 5-Seater
  • Storage Capacity: 335-liter (extendable up to 552-liter)
  • Ground Clearance: 160 mm
  • Kerb Weight: 1151 kg
  • Colors: Gray, Blue, White, Cyan, Pink

Neta V Price in Nepal

The price of Hozon Neta V in Nepal is Rs. 37.99 Lakhs and is available in a single variant.

Conclusion

Hozon Neta V electric vehicle is a smart choice for the people of Nepal who are looking forward to making the world pollution-free and by opting for the Hozon Neta V, they have made the right choice. The vehicle may take some time to hit the road in Nepal as it faces tough competition from conventional vehicles.

For all of these reasons, CG Motor is positioning itself to be a reliable and efficient car dealership. It has a strong vision, supported by strong leadership and solid backing from its parent company. With a solid foundation of automation and a commitment to delivering products that meet customer expectations, CG Motor has positioned itself strongly in the Nepalese market.