PTI govt plans to convert public transport into electric vehicles: Fawad

News Desk

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government was working on a plan to convert public transport into electric vehicles in metropolitan cities.

This has been stated by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry while speaking at a ceremony held to sign a memorandum of understanding with British company EGV to build electric buses locally on Monday.

Fawad Chaudhry has said that after introducing an electric vehicle charging station in Islamabad, the government had decided to install EV charging stations on motorways across the country. He said EGV, which is Europe’s largest bus manufacturing company, would be assembling electric vehicles in Pakistan.

The Federal Minister has said that this is the second agreement the government has signed with a foreign company for manufacturing electric buses. He said that in the first phase, buses would be run in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad.

“40 per cent of public transport buses would be shifted to electricity in 10 years,” he added.

It is to be mentioned here that Fawad Chaudhry had announced last month that battery-powered electric buses would operate in Pakistan from this year.

Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Limited and Skywell Automobile (Chinese firm) signed a strategic alliance agreement to set up an electric vehicles value chain in Pakistan.