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[Ambassador report] Themtic report JUNE; Green vehicle

by Bal krishna Pandey | 15-08-2021 01:30 Comments 4 recommendations 0



Carbon emissions are considered a major factor in climate change. Although Nepal contributes very little to the world's total, carbon emissions and per capita carbon emissions are low, emissions growth rate is fast. The Safa Tempo (Safa: Clean & tempo: a shared taxi of an electric tricycle), which has been in operation since 1996 to eliminate the tempo with high-noise diesel engines, can be considered as a successful electric vehicle in the context of the Kathmandu Valley.

About 17586.83 kg/day, 17846.35 kg/day and 22757.74 kg/day of CO2 was once decreased with the aid of Safa tempo if the passengers use bus, minibus, and microbus alternatively.(Bhatt, 2013). 

In order to minimize air pollution, reduce the import of fossil fuels, use the power generated from the water of various rivers and canals and make good use of the electricity generated from renewable technologies such as solar, countries including Nepal need to promote electric vehicles. The importance of electric vehicles is greater as the benefits of nature, people's health, promotion of national production, import substitution and employment opportunities can be obtained from the use of electric vehicles. This vehicle has provided the opportunity of self-employment to the lower class while giving equal priority to women drivers and women self-employment.

According to the sources, about 45.56 million liters of fossil fuels have been saved in Nepal so far from the operation of electric vehicles. From an environmental point of view, the operation of these devices has prevented the release of 120 million kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually. Out of this, the function of  about 5.65 million trees have done the work. Moreover, the contribution of these resources to a clean environment is the same.

In order to create the necessary conducive environment with the aim of controlling the pollution caused by vehicles, the government has set up a goal in 2014, Environment friendly vehicle and transport policy has been formulated. The policy aims to make necessary arrangements for the promotion of electric vehicles, while an important part of the policy is to make 20 percent of the means of transport environment-friendly by 2020. The resolution registered in the parliament for the promotion of electric vehicles is memorable. In the proposal, it has been suggested to make necessary arrangements for the implementation of the government's policy of operating only electric vehicles in the Kathmandu Valley after 2027 and electric vehicles only in the country by 2031.




Bhatt, Vijay. (2013). Estimation of Amount of CO2 Reduction by Safa Tempo (Electric-Three Wheelers) in Kathmandu Valley.



Pic reference: http://www.urban-pathways.org/kathmandu1.html

safa tempo pic


Debbie Mentor

  • Debbie Mentor says :
    Dear Bal,

    This is your mentor Debbie. :)
    I love how you used statistics in this article! It definitely brings up the persuasiveness when you bring such a large number in. 17586.83 kg per day of reduction when we use a bus! Personally I do take public transport very often but my parents don't. I think I need to start persuading them with numbers about how much better it would be for the environment when we take public transport! :O

    Green Cheers,
    Posted 22-08-2021 22:33

Yuseon Mentor

  • Yuseon Mentor says :
    Dear Bal,

    This is your mentor Yuseon :D
    Wonderful example you gave us here : a local green vehicle!
    You also gave us concrete contributions this vehicle has given to your country in terms of reducing carbon emissions.
    Thank you for sharing this local achievement, and hope Nepal continue to make more achievements in making better Nepal.
    Posted 21-08-2021 16:33

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello Balkrishna dai,
    I do hope you are fine there and doing great with your works,

    Thank you so much for sharing about SAFA tempo,
    Promotion and prioritization of SAFA tempo will be one of the promising approach for the sustainable energy saving,

    Though the government has uprised much tax for such vehicles, government should also support the users with allowance for it's adoption,

    Keep writing,

    We are eager to read much more from you in coming days,

    Green cheers,

    Posted 16-08-2021 10:19

Vishrut Mehrotra

  • Vishrut Mehrotra says :
    This is an interesting invention.
    Posted 15-08-2021 22:18

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