Government Plans To Introduce Electric Vehicles In Pakistan By Converting CNG Stations Into EV Charging Terminals

carbon emissions from motor vehicles are one of the largest contributors to air Pollution due to which the ministry is working to bring electric vehicles everywhere in the country

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The Government of Pakistan has decided to renew its environmental policy by proposing to transform 3,000 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations across the country into Electric Vehicle charging stations.

A report published in The News claimed that the Ministry of Climate Change is taking significant steps to promote electric cars in Pakistan. The initiative aims to protect our environment, but the ministry has not taken steps to create concrete policies needed to make the change.

National Electric Vehicle Policy:

The report said that the Federal Cabinet had approved an original national electric vehicle policy last year. The policy aspired to eliminate the negative factors that affect the environment and climate change. It also aimed at providing affordable transport to locals over the next four years.

Policymakers were looking into facts and figures on how the Government intended to control the power consumption when a high concentration of EV home charging during peak hours/periods overloaded local power transformers.

An official noted that EV charging stations could only be charged by electricity provided by distribution companies, which has proved to be a massive loophole in the policy.

Points like can battery-powered EVs be competitive with conventionally fueled vehicles in the next five to ten years or how and when will cost-effective charging infrastructure be developed in the country? were raised.

The Climate Ministry representative told the Media on Tuesday that carbon emissions from motor vehicles are one of the largest contributors to air pollution due to which the ministry is working to bring electric vehicles everywhere in the country


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