BYD China, the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, has joined hands with Pakistan’s Sapphire group for market development and manufacturing of electric vehicles in the country.
This was announced by Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar on Thursday. The minister lauded his government’s electronic vehicle policy and said, “As a consequence of EV policy announcement by federal government, Pakistan is moving towards electrification of mass transit.
“BYD, the largest global electric bus manufacturer along with Sapphire group have joined hands to develop market development & manufacturing of electric vehicles in Pakistan,” he further added.
In December 2020, the federal government approved the new electric vehicle policy.
RNL technologies plans to set up electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Pakistan
China’s RNL Technologies is interested to setup electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Pakistan.
Dynamic Engineering and Automaton (DEA) CEO Owais Mir said Chinese company, RNL Technologies is planning to start manufacturing EV chargers in Pakistan, and in this regard the two companies are working on a proposal.
Mir said, “RNL is willing to help DEA in every way possible to establish and grow this sector in a sustainable manner in Pakistan. DEA has already had vast experience in fulfilling the energy demand of the country by its LPG air mix and LNG solutions and now DEA wants to do the same for the EV sector based on our previous knowledge and experience.”
“After the announcement of the new EV policy, the market demand for EVs has increased and more new EV manufacturers were coming to Pakistan. At first, there was only one EV, the Audi E-Tron but now MG and Hyundai are also launching their EVs soon. With the increase in EVs, the demand for their charging stations has also increased,”he further added.
China, which offers substantial subsidies for EVs as it pursues cutting down on pollution from petrol, diesel cars, has been increasing its domestic network of charging points and encouraging the adoption of EVs. This will also help in combating the environmental challenges faced by Pakistan.