The battery-powered Electric buses to hit the roads soon: Fawad Chaudhry

Automotive
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has announced that electric buses will start plying in the country this year. He was speaking at an MoU signing ceremony signed between a private transport company of Pakistan and a Chinese company, in Islamabad at local hotel on August 26, 2020. The MoU will lead to introduce an electrical vehicles chain in Pakistan which, will help reduce air pollution as well. In the first phase, 50 million dollars will be invested in building infrastructure; while in the second phase, manufacturing of electric buses will start in Pakistan within next three years. The Minister termed it a breakthrough in fulfilling another promise by the PTI government to take the country to progress. He said that Pakistan would be first country in Asia that…
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Electric Vehicle Policy Starts Attracting Investment

Automotive
Electric Vehicle Policy was for 2-3 wheelers and heavy commercial vehicles formulated after extensive efforts of Engineering Development Board (EDB), Ministry of Industries and Production Ministry of Climate Change, Ministry of Industries and Production, and approved in principle by ECC of the Cabinet in its meeting held on June 10, 2020. The policy has been ratified by the Cabinet on 16th June, 2020 and is at various stages of implementation. The policy was extensively deliberated in Automotive Industry Development Committee (AIDC), which is a Cabinet’s approved body working under Engineering Development Board for promotion of automotive industry. The recommendations mainly focused on “Make in Pakistan” strategy and were duly endorsed by EDB’s Board of Management which include prominent automotive sector businessmen and experts. This policy initially encompasses electric vehicles in…
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