An announcement was made by the Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry that the ministry plans to launch specially-designed 3-wheeled electric vehicles (EVs) for women commuters. This launch will be part of the e-Vehicle project. The aim is to provide women with safe, suitable, and cost-effective means of transport.
A Swedish auto-manufacturer is interested to establish its production plant in Pakistan as revealed by Fawad Chaudhry. Currently, the company is negotiating on the finances and engagement terms with the government.
Regarding the description of these vehicles, he said that they will be launched in bright colors equipped with WiFi, an air-conditioned cabin, and GPS technology.
The federal minister said that the working ladies face different problems as they travel to work or to their educational institutions. He said that this transportation mode will reduce issues and help women in traveling.
Fawad Chaudhry restated that progress has been made to normalize EVs use in Pakistan. He said that Skywell Automobile, a Chinese automaker will bring around $50 million investment in the country to launch electric buses.
For the first phase, investment is planned while the next phase will involve local manufacturing of electric buses in Pakistan. The minister said that these buses will start operations in Islamabad and Lahore later this year.