The SAPM, Malik Amin Aslam announced in an interview with a mainstream news outlet that the government is aggressively pursuing PM Imran Khan’s dream of a neat and clean Pakistan and that this involves normalizing electric vehicles (EVs).
The SAPM revealed that the government is planning to install EV fast-charging stations on motorways and other highways across the country and that with the NEPRA, the government is negotiating special electricity rates to reduce both the production costs and running costs of the EVs.
When asked about the EV registration process, Aslam replied that the government has developed a formula and that incentives for the imports, registrations, duties and other ownership-related concerns of EV users have also been developed by the interministerial committee formed to oversee the matter.
As several ministries and other concerned departments are carrying out feasibility checks to establish a sustainable infrastructure and policy in this regard, SAPM stated that the government is on the fast track of introducing and normalizing the use of EVs across the country.
He said the developments will significantly reduce both fuel costs and the country’s air pollution.
“In the next five years, the government has set a goal of bringing half a million electric motorbikes and rickshaws along with over 100,000 electric cars, buses and trucks into the transport structure,” he added.