The Department of Motor Traffic has approved the registration of ‘Vega’ cars – not only Sri Lanka’s, but also South Asia’s first all-electric supercar.
Accordingly the number plate for the first Vega car registered in Sri Lanka was handed over today (03 March) to the President and CEO of CodeGen and the designer of the car, Harsha Subasinghe.
The number plate was handed over by the Commissioner General of the Department of Motor Traffic following its registration in accordance with the existing regulations before the introduction of new procedure proposed in budget 2023.
The event was held in the presence of Transport Minister Bandula Gunawardena and Minister of Industries Dr. Ramesh Pathirana.
However Finance State Minister Shehan Semasinghe says discussions should be conducted to prepare necessary legal provisions and regulations regarding the 2023 budget proposal for registration of vehicles imported to or assembled in Sri Lanka before November 12, 2021.
The the new reforms are expected to be carried out on motor vehicle registration, regulation, issuance of driver’s licenses and road safety, he said in a tweet.
Further, minimizing the issues faced by the people as a result of the existing legal framework with regard to the assembly, sale and use of automobiles in Sri Lanka.
The main focus was on the implementation of 2023 budget proposals presented with the aim of preparing new methods to replace the outdated ones regarding the use of motorcycles, tricycles and other cars.
The Vega supar car registered as road worthy in Sri Lanka by Motor Traffic Department recently more than two years after the Vega Innovations, a subsidiary of CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd., created history in 2020 by displaying the Vega EVX, Sri Lanka’s and South Asia’s first fully Electric Supercar at the 90th Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.
Vega EVX was the first-ever vehicle in history, entirely designed and engineered in Sri Lanka to be showcased at a premier international motor show.
The all electric two-seater Supercar is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel-drive drive train delivering 804HP and 720NM of torque.
With a 40kWh battery-pack, recent test drives confirm a staggering 0 to 100 kmph acceleration in 3.1 seconds, an estimated range of 250 kilometres and a top speed of 240 kmph denotes the overall performance of the Vega EVX Supercar.
The supercar showcases advanced multidisciplinary technology applications and a skillfully fabricated lightweight carbon fiber body.
This two-seater Supercar showcases advanced multidisciplinary technology applications and a skilfully fabricated lightweight carbon fiber body.
“Unlike most electric Supercars in the market, electronics and software for Vega EVX along with the Liquid Cooled Battery-pack and the Motor-controller were entirely designed and developed by the in-house team.
Moreover, the Electronic Vehicle Controller, Body Controller, Thermal Control System, fully Digital Infotainment System and Instrument Cluster components developed ground-up adds to the product excellence and know-how of Vega Innovations,” stated Beshan Kulapala Director Vega Innovations.