Pakistan’s Electric Vehicles Industry to Get the Latest Technology
- Self-driving cars will be introduced in Pakistan within the next few years.
- The Ministry of Science and Technology is asked to create projects that can directly improve the lives of the common man.
- The Russian delegation is interested to provide nanotube technology to the electric vehicle industry of Pakistan.
Russian technology is interested in investing in the electric vehicle industry of Pakistan with the latest technology called nanotubes.
In this regard, a delegation of the Russian firm, led by Igor Kim, met Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam.
While talking to the delegation, the federal minister said the government is seriously focused on the issue of climate change and had taken several steps in that connection.
The adviser to the Prime Minister said that the government had taken five initiatives to mitigate the impact of climate change. These included:
- 10-billion-tree tsunami
- Ban on plastic bags
- Clean and green drive
- Focus on the electric vehicle policy
- Green climate fund
The adviser welcomed the investment and told the delegation that the electric vehicle policy is on the cards and it would be approved by the govt within a couple of weeks.
Adviser to the PM said:
“Once the policy was given the go-ahead, it would open new horizons in the areas of research and development and investment.”
He also said that the government of Pakistan has also planned an innovation district dedicated to electric vehicles and allied technologies.
“The government wants to make Pakistan a hub for right-hand-drive electric vehicles all across the world,” he said.
The proposed plan will offer tariff incentives in order to make available electric vehicles at prices similar to those for conventional vehicles.
The adviser was of the view that Pakistan has a huge market for two and three-wheelers and there is immense potential for investment.
“43% of carbon emissions in Pakistan come from the transport sector while electric vehicles will help reduce the emissions by two-third,” the Adviser told.
Russian Delegation Praised Pakistan’s Efforts:
The delegation from Russia appreciated the efforts of the Pakistan government. It expressed its interest to introduce their products.
Igor Kim said that nanotube technology is being used in all sorts of materials with scores of objectives from reinforcement to enhancing conductivity.
He told the gathering about their product and said that it is microscopic as well as widely used in electric batteries, construction material, LED screen, solar panels, plastic, tires, conductors and clothes.
“Nanotube Technology will add to energy efficiency by making it lightweight and minimizing energy losses,” he added.
Self-Driving Cars to be Roll Out on Public Roads in Pakistan:
Earlier, the Minister of Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, said that self-driving cars will be rolled out on public roads in Pakistan in the next few years.
Under the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), it has been ensured that all road users understand the latest technologies.
The Ministry of Science and Technology is committed to introducing the latest technology in every field. In the next few years, driverless cars will also be introduced in Pakistan. The Ministry assured that driverless cars could reduce road deaths in the country by 90%.
FawadChaudhrystressed that equipping the police force with the latest technology is the greatest need of the time. This would not only improve efficiency but also to gain the confidence of the general public.
The Minister was of the view that in a technologically advanced world where crimes have become more organized and fatal, governments have to be more proactive in order to counter wrong-doers and offenders and for that purpose, modern technology has become the main pre-requisite.
Fawad Chaudhry also announced to introduce eco-friendly motorcycles and Qingqi rickshaws which will work on the battery system.
The Minister visited the Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET) in Islamabad and announced to introduce eco-friendly electronic motorcycles and rickshaws to save energy and environment.
The Ministry of Science and Technology aims to transform the transport of the country into electronic technology where it will run on battery rather than petroleum.
“Changes in electronic technology will reduce carbon in the environment,” said Fawad Chaudhry.
Fawad Chaudhry further asserted that the ministry has been asked to create projects that can directly improve the lives of the common man.