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Sokon EC36: 11-Seater Electric Van with 300KM Range Launching Soon in Nepal

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sokon EC36 is coming soon to Nepal.
  • It is powered by a 60 kW electric motor along with 41.86 kWh
  • EC36 is an 11-seater electric van and will come in a single variant.

Sokon EC36 is launching soon in Nepal.

Sokon ec36 price nepal
Sokon EC 36

MAW Vriddhi, the authorized distributor of Sokon EVs in Nepal, plans to introduce an all-new electric van for the Nepali market.

Sokon EC 36 is a 11-seater electric van, featuring a 60kW PMSM Motor and 42kWh Lithium Battery!

Interestingly, the Sokon EC36 is similar to the DFSK EC36, which is already available in Nepal under the DFSK Danfe name tag.

Sokon EC36 and DFSK EC36 share the same specifications, styling, and features, except for their respective badges.

This is expected since Sokon is part of a partnership between Dongfeng and Seres Group.

As the transition towards clean energy and sustainable development continues, the Nepali EV market continues to grow with multiple brands coming to Nepal.

With that said, let’s take a quick look at the Sokon EC36 in Nepal along with its specifications for 2024.

Sokon EC36 Specifications

  • Motor: 60 kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
  • Dimension: 4500 x 1680 x 2000 mm
  • Wheelbase: 3050 mm
  • Max Power: 82 PS
  • Max Torque: 200 Nm
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Type: RWD
  • Top Speed: 100 Kmph
  • Battery Type: Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePo)
  • Battery Capacity: 41.86 kWh
  • Range: 300 Km
  • Charging Time:
    • 7-10 hours with Slow Charging
    • 2.5 hours with Fast Charging
  • Tyres: 185R14 (Front Disc, Rear Drum)
  • Safety System: Driver – Airbag, ABS
  • Suspension Setup: MacPherson and 5-Piece Leaf Spring
  • Seating: 11-Seater
  • Ground Clearance: 188 mm
  • Kerb Weight: 1575 kg
  • Colors: White

Sokon EC36 Price in Nepal: TBA

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Sokon EC 36 Overview

Design

Sokon EC36 follows a basic van design.

The front sports a Trapezoidal Halogen Headlamp with Side Indicators. Moreover, the Fog Lamps are integrated at the bumper.

It gets a basic Grille with Sokon badging at the center and honeycomb-styled diffusers below.

Interestingly enough, the AC Charging Port is accessible just behind the Sokon logo. The DC Fast Charging Port is on the right side, near the driver’s door. 

front styling in Sokon EC 36
Front Styling in Sokon EC 36

There is not much about the side profile.

It has a traditional van styling with few lines and sculpted aesthetics. However, Sokon has included thick blacked-out window borders to make it a bit unique.

EC36 gets a four-door setup, the front for the driver section, and the rear to access the passenger seats.

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Coming to the rear section, it continues to maintain the boxy design. Moreover, it gets a rectangular Halogen Taillight, Sokon logo at the center, and EC36 badging.

While the tailgate can be opened, it does not offer much storage space.

Inside, the EC 36 does its best to offer a balance between practicality and features.

It features a large Touch Instrument Cluster with a Battery Indicator, Seat Belt Reminder, Door Open Reminder, Tire Pressure Alarm, and more.

Rear Styling in Sokon EC 36
Rear Styling in Sokon EC 36

Additionally, the Sokon EC36 comes in White only.

Performance

Sokon EC 36 is powered by a 60 kW Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. It can generate a max power of 82 PS and a max torque of 200 Nm, claiming a top speed of 100kmph.

It is supported by a 41.86kWh LiFePo Battery, providing a range of 300km on a single charge.

Side Styling in Sokon EC36
Side Styling in Sokon EC36

EC36 supports both AC Charging and DC Fast Charging.

It can fully charge from 0 to 100% in 7 to 10 hours with AC Charging and 2.5 hours with DC Charging.

Additional Details

MacPherson and 5-Piece Leaf Springs handle the suspension duties.

The overall dimensions are 4500mm in length, 1680 mm in width, and 2000 mm in height. Moreover, the wheelbase is 3050mm.

Sokon EC36 gets a 188mm ground clearance. And, the kerb weight is 1575kg.

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Features

Here is a quick list of features in the MG Hector in Nepal.

Sokon EC 36 Drive Modes
Drive Modes in Sokon EC 36

Sokon EC 36 Features Highlights

  • 60 kW Electric Motor
  • 41.86 kWh Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery
  • 82 PS Max Power / 200 Nm Max Torque
  • MacPherson and Leaf Spring Suspension Setup
  • 11 Seating Capacity
  • 188mm Ground Clearance
  • Dynamic and Informative Instrument Cluster
  • Air Conditioning
  • Regenerative Braking System
  • Door Open Alarm
  • Seat Belt Reminder
  • 27-degree Slope Climbing
  • Rear Camera

Sokon EC36 Price in Nepal and Availability

Talking about the price, the Sokon EC36 price in Nepal will be around Rs. 45 Lakhs to Rs. 50 Lakhs.

While MAW Vriddhi has yet to reveal any important details, we can estimate the price of the upcoming Sokon by factoring in the price of the DFSK Danfe.

DFSK Danfe, which currently retails for Rs. 45 Lakhs, shares the specs and overall design with the Sokon EC36.

If Sokon wants to take a competitive edge over the DFSK, then MAW Vriddhi should price it a bit more aggressively.

That being said, the Sokon EC36 is being planned for an April 2024 launch.

We will continue to update this article as more details come to light.

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