The Sokon EC36, the latest addition to the MAW Vriddhi portfolio, was launched at the Radisson Hotel on June 25, 2024. This grand event celebrated the unveiling of Rajesh Hamal as the brand ambassador. Officials from Sokon China attended, and Tushar Gupta, CEO of MAW Vriddhi Commercial Vehicles, along with Rajesh Hamal, handed keys to the first 41 customers and cut a cake to mark this milestone. The Sokon EC36 is priced at Rs 45,50,000.

The EC36 is an 11-seater electric van with a range of 300 kilometers. Its powerful 60 kW electric motor generates 200 Nm of torque and can handle slopes with a gradeability of 40%. It features a 42 kWh CATL battery that fast charges from 20% to 80% in 1.3 hours and from 0% to 100% in 2.5 hours. Its ground clearance of 188 mm makes it suitable for Nepalese roads.

Safety features include ABS, EBD, reverse radar, and a camera. The van also has a regenerative braking system, typically found in more expensive EVs, and a touch screen multimedia infotainment system.

Vishnu Kumar Agarwal, chairman of MAW Group of Companies, said, “MAW prioritizes quality automobiles, service, and spare parts. We build trust by prioritizing customer needs. We are proud to partner with Sokon and launch the EC36 in Nepal. We believe it will meet our customers’ needs.” Vivek Sikaria, MD of MAW Vriddhi, added, “Delivering 41 Sokon EC36 Vans is historic. At MAW Vriddhi, we always prioritize service, spare parts, and customization.”

Key Highlights of the Sokon EC36

Power of Sokon EC36

The Sokon EC36 is powered by a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, delivering a robust 60kW of power and 200 Nm of torque. This ensures a smooth and efficient driving experience. Further, helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint without compromising on performance.

Range of Sokon EC36

Equipped with a CATL Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery with a capacity of 42 kWh, the EC36 offers an impressive range of 300 km on a single charge. This allows for extended journeys without the constant need for recharging, making it highly practical for daily business operations.

Sokon EC36

Safety and Tech-Forward Features

Safety is a top priority in the Sokon EC36. The van includes advanced safety features such as ABS with EBD, Reverse Radar and camera, a Regenerative Braking system, and a Central lock system. Additionally, the touch screen multimedia infotainment system ensures an enjoyable and connected driving experience.

Large Functionality and Comfort

With its outstanding load capacity and spacious interior, the Sokon EC36 provides maximum comfort for passengers while meeting all business transportation needs. Whether for transporting goods or people, this van delivers on both fronts.

Cost-Efficiency of Sokon EC36

One of the standout benefits of the Sokon EC36 is its cost-efficiency. Going electric means significant savings on maintenance and fuel, making it a wise financial move for businesses looking to cut down on operational costs.

About the Sokon Brand

  • History and Growth: Established in 1986, Sokon is the largest private auto company in Southwestern China and listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2016. It was named one of China’s Top 500 enterprises in 2019.
  • Global Reach: Present in over 70 countries, Sokon is a leading manufacturer of EVs, SUVs, and MPVs, with over 3.5 million units delivered worldwide.
  • Manufacturing Excellence: The Chongqing Liangjiang Plant has over 1,000 robots and an annual production capacity of 700,000+ units.
  • Research and Development: R&D centers are located in the United States, Japan, Germany, and China, driving innovation and excellence.

Detailed Specifications of Sokon EC36

  • Dimensions: 4500mm (L) x 1680mm (W) x 2000mm (H)
  • Wheel Base: 3050mm
  • Ground Clearance: 188mm (unladen)
  • Curb Weight: 1575 kg
  • Motor: Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with 60kW peak power and 200Nm max torque
  • Battery: 42 kWh CATL Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery, offering a maximum range of 300 km
  • Charge Time: Fast Charge: SOC (20-80%) in 1.3 hours, (0-100%) in 2.5 hours; Slow Charge: 7-8 hours
  • Suspension: Front Macpherson Independent Suspension and Rear Leaf Spring Non-Independent Suspension
  • Brake System: Front Disk and Rear Drum with Mechanical Park Brake
  • Safety Features: Child Lock, ABS/EBD, Reverse Radar, Reverse Camera, Regenerative Braking System, Central Lock
  • Comfort and Convenience: 185 R 14 tires, Double Evaporator A/C, 2 speakers, 11-seater capacity

Specifications at a Glance of Sokon EC36

Dimension & Weight
Lx Wx H (mm)4500 x 1680 x 2000
Wheel Base (mm)3050
Min. Ground Clearance188 (Unladen)
Curb Weight (k.g.)1575
Front / Rear Wheel Tread (mm)1435/1435
Max Climbing Angle (%)≧27
Min. Turning Radius (m)5.5
Motor TypePermanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Peak Power (kw)60
Max Torque (N.M)200
Battery PackCATL Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery
Battery Capacity (kWh)42
NEDC Max. Mileage (KM)*300
Charge Time hrs)Fast Charge: SOC (20-80%) 1.3 HRS(0-100%) 2.5 hrs, Slow Charge: 7-8
Suspension & Brake
Front SuspensionMacpherson Independent Suspension
Back SuspensionLeaf Spring Non-Independent Suspension
BrakeFront Disk & Rear Drum, Mechanical Park Brake
Safety & Security
Child LockYes
Reverse RadarYes
Touch Screen with Reverse CameraYes
Regenerative Braking SystemYes
Multimedia Infotainment SystemYes
Central LockFront Door + Rear Door and Tailgate: Power Central Control
Tyre185 R 14
A/ CDouble Evaporator
Seating Capacity11 Seater

The Sokon EC36 Electric Van, with its 300 km range and extensive features, is now available in Nepal. It is priced at 45.50 lakh. Stay tuned for more updates.