It was revealed by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry that the government will install electric vehicle charging stations on all motorways.
At a ceremony he spoke to sign a MoU between science ministry and British Company, EGV Limited. Both sides have signed the MoU to build electric buses in the country.
According to the report, the federal minister said, “In the next two to three years, the entire motorway network will shift to EV charging.”
Furthermore, he said that EGV is Europe’s largest bus manufacturing company, and will make electric buses in Pakistan.
He said, “This is the second agreement of the current government with a foreign company to develop electric buses.”
In the first phase, the buses will run in three major cities of the country, i.e., Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.
Also, the government has announced to shift 40% of public buses to electric within the next ten years.
Almost three months ago, Pakistan State Oil (PSO) installed Islamabad’s first EV charging station. At the time of inauguration, the Federal Minister for Power Division Omar Ayub Khan told media that the government is planning to install 24 electric vehicle charging stations all across Pakistan. The minister said the government is taking all steps to tackle the menace of air pollution.