PM Khan launches Pakistan’s first-ever locally manufactured e-bike
In a ceremony, the PM praised the initiative, saying that it's a major step towards electrifying Pakistan's automobile industry.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched Pakistan’s first locally manufactured e-bike during a ceremony in Islamabad today to promote an eco-friendly environment in the country.
The PM praised the initiative, saying that it’s a major step towards electrifying Pakistan’s automobile industry.
Khan said electric vehicles were important for Pakistan as they would help reduce environmental pollution. He lamented how previous governments had neglected to protect the environment, emphasizing the importance of the Billion Tree Tsunami initiative of the current government.
— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) July 8, 2021
The launching of the e-bike was part of the PTI government’s five-year Pakistan Electric Vehicles Policy 2020-2025. The policy was approved in 2020 and envisioned targeting a robust electric vehicle market having a 30% and 90% share in passenger vehicles and heavy-duty trucks by 2030 and 2040, respectively.
The notable features of the policy included a phased transition of the automobile industry, as it would be covering two and three-wheelers and heavy commercial vehicles providing incentives to manufacturers.
The e-bike will be available in various models, including JE-70, JE-70 L, JE-70 D, JE-100 L, JE-125 L, JE-Scooty, JE-Sports. The vehicle will be energy efficient and can charge overnight with other features such as no clutch and gear with low maintenance.
Various models of Jolta E-Bikes have different speed specifications from 10 to 60 kilometers per hour and can cover a distance after full charge from 60 to 100 kilometers.
Jolta EV technology, an initiative by AUJ Technologies Pvt. Ltd was the EV technology provider and designed essential electric vehicle kits for two, three, and four-wheelers. After five years of product designing, development, and manufacturing experience in China, it was introduced in the market.
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