Electric Vehicle Policy: 30% cars will be converted to electricity by 2030 in Pakistan
Climate change and a non-systematic approach towards the issue has been a cause of concern for environmental experts in Pakistan.
To fight climate change and tackle threats posed by it, Ministry of Climate Change is working to formulate an extensive Electric Vehicle Policy. It is likely to be put forward in the next cabinet meeting for approval.
Adviser to the prime minister on climate change, Malik Amin Aslam, said that under the said policy, 30% of the vehicles in Pakistan will be converted to electricity till 2030. He expressed his views while addressing a conference “Combating Air Pollution, Saving Lives, Saving Planet”.
The said conference was arranged by Department of Environmental Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), collaborating with Foundation for Progress and ministries of climate change and national health services in the federal capital.
Climate change and a non-systematic approach towards the issue has been a cause of concern for environmental experts in Pakistan. They attempted to bring the attention of the government, political leadership and policymakers towards the issue through this conference and requested for substantial measures reducing air pollution and short-term climate pollutants.
Environmental damage was discussed in detail, along with the different implications it has on human life and social settings. The adviser to the prime minister, Malik Amin Aslam, told the gathering that they were taking essential and sizable measures to fight the crisis in the sector of transportation.
There has been a trend that around 60 percent of the world countries started shifting automobiles to modern electric cars which release around 70 % fewer emissions. However, countries like China and India among others have set targets for 2030,” the adviser previously said.
”Therefore, the prime minister has been apprised to devise a mechanism for setting up targets and policy-making to adopt electric cars. There are four major benefits of electric cars: the import of oil will be reduced and the country will be able to save US$2 billion in terms of oil expenses, eco-friendly technology to reduce vehicular emissions to a reasonable level, opportunity to become electric car exporter like China which is a leader in this market, it can help generate green economy.”
Lithium Ion batteries are another potential component in green energy solutions which is getting cheaper day by day and has become a useful technology applied in electric cars.
Lithium Ion batteries, he said, are another potential resort for green energy solutions. With being a sustainable solution, they are also cheaper. Pakistan will soon he indulging in manufacturing the batteries and CNG stations will be changed into e-charging stations.
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