European Electric Bus Manufacturing Company Invests $4 Billion In Pakistan
Fawad Chaudhry announced in his session that the government is making tangible and focused efforts towards shifting the public transport of the metropolitan cities to electric vehicles. He also specified that the government’s goal is to have at least 20% of the public transport to be converted to electric vehicles all across the country in the near future, according to the National Electric Vehicle Policy (NEVP).
As per the reports, Fawad Chaudhry also announced in the same session that the government has decided to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on motorways across the country. Moreover, he stated, that the country shall see progress on this particular front within the coming six months.
He also reminded the media that it is the 2nd big MoU signing in the pursuit to introduce electric buses to Pakistan, as two months ago, Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service also formed an alliance with Skywell Automobile, a Chinese automaker, to introduce electric buses in Pakistan.
As per the Minister of Science and Technology, after the signing ceremony between the two entities, the electric buses will start running on Pakistani roads this year. In the same session, the minister announced that the federal government will import 120 electric buses before the end of 2020 and that the local manufacturing of the electric buses shall begin by 2021.
Fawad Chaudhry stressed once again that these projects are not only envisioned to boost economic growth and create new job opportunities but are also planned to serve as a major stepping stone in the prime minister’s vision of clean and green Pakistan.