VEHICLES CHARGING STATIONS
As part of the plan to promote the use of electric vehicles, the Government has decided to provide electricity at low rates at fast-charging stations. These stations will be established at motorways and highways of the country.
The inter-ministerial committee has approved the process of registration of electric vehicles. They have also announced incentives to be offered to those who would start to use electric vehicles in the coming months.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam held extensive meetings. Other federal Ministers were also part of it. Therefore, it was decided by the officials that the Government would start registering electric vehicles with attractive incentives for motorists.
The information revealed that the fast-charging stations would be established. Ministry of science and technology will give the input. It also stated that the relevant authorities have proposed 10 percent Custom duty on two and three-wheeler. The incentive package is based on any time frame rather than the number of electric vehicles.
Malik Amin Aslam said that the vehicles which are being run on dirty fuels emit dangerous smoke. Hence, it causes pollution and smog. Similarly, these vehicles will be gradually replaced with hybrid or electric vehicles. He said the official policy was introduced by the Government to promote the use of electric vehicles. So, that would reduce air pollution, control fuel import bills and save about two-thirds of the cost of transportation.
“The government has set a target to bring half a million electric motorcycles and rickshaws. Along with more than 100,000 electric cars, buses, and trucks into the transportation system in the next five years,” he said.
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