The first electric commercial vehicle (ECV) in Pakistan was introduced by a private enterprise in conjunction with Tesla Industries.
According to a report in the main daily, an 11-seater minibus and a cargo truck capable of transporting up to a ton were displayed in a ceremony. The solar charging station and AC chargers for ECVs were also on display. In their remarks during the ceremony, the company’s top leaders stated that electric vehicles are urgently needed in the face of rising gasoline prices and significant increases in air pollution.
The average cost of these vehicles will be around Rs 3.5 per kilometer. These vehicles are initially being imported from China, but their assembly will start in the South Asian country in a year or two.