Sunday, April 21, 2024

Pakistan’s first locally built electric bike is unveiled by Prime Minister Imran Khan

­The prime minister said the debut of the electric motorcycle was a “futuristic step” and that his government’s new electric vehicle (EV) policy laid out a plan and established a future direction at a ceremony in Islamabad.

The debut of the electric motorcycle is part of the Pakistan Electric Vehicles Policy 2020-2025, which was approved by the government last year. By 2030 and 2040, the strategy aims to achieve a robust electric vehicle market with a 30% and 90% share in passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks, respectively.

The prime minister stated during his speech that the EV policy was part of a bigger push to make the country clean and green.

“Electric vehicles, particularly electric motorcycles, will have to be deployed in cities to reduce pollution,” he stated.

He went on to say, “When you decide to maintain your air, water, and towns clean, you have to take measures like the 10 Billion Tsunami programme,” and bemoaned the fact that Pakistan was one of the few countries with very little tree cover.

The establishment of national parks, according to the prime minister, was another move done by the administration to improve tree cover.

He claimed that this was the first time that Pakistan’s efforts to improve the environment had been recognised on a global scale.

“The international community now recognises Pakistan as one of the few countries spearheading the fight against global warming.”

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