‘Pakistan is the second developing country in the world after India to introduce an EV policy’

The NEVP is an ambitious road map towards tackling the challenges posed by climate change and pollution.

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Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam claims that Pakistan is the second developing country in the region to introduce Electric Vehicle policy. Addressing a press conference after the second inter-ministerial committee, he rejected that the rumors about conflict with the Engineering Development Board (EDB) of the Ministry of Industries and Production regarding the implementation of NEVP.

“We want to implement the policy approved by the federal cabinet owing to its huge benefits and increasing competition,” Asim said.

“The policy has the vision to promote ‘Made in Pakistan’ EVs where indigenous production can be promoted to make the country an exporting hub of EVs in the region,” he added.

What is the ambitious NEVP?

The NEVP is an ambitious road map towards tackling the challenges posed by climate change and pollution. It has the following salient features:

  • Turning 30 percent of the total number of vehicles in the country into electric cars.
  • Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
  • Bringing down the rate of pollution and smog by introducing electric cars, trucks, vans and tri-wheeler rickshaws.
  • Boosting the local car industry.
  • Affordable transportation as the cost of traveling will be significantly reduced.
  • Cutting the import bill of oil, which currently is about $2 billion annually.

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