LAHORE: The first locally produced three-wheel electric rickshaw was launched at a special ceremony held in Lahore on Saturday.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Climate Change attended, among others, by the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam, the state news agency reported.
Speaking on the occasion, Malik Amin Aslam said that the success of the project would depend on the financial benefit of its owner.
Experts say that local production of electric rickshaws will not only save fuel but also have a positive impact on the environment.
“At the end of this year, the electric vehicle policy will be launched completely in the country,” he said as he addressed the ceremony. The policy will boost the concept of pollution-free vehicles in the country, said the advisor.
It is ecological, low-priced and the money used to import oil will be reduced, so it will serve the country in one way or another, he added.
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The battery is designated as EcoRik Li-Ion Battery, with 48V, 125Ah and 6kwh power. It will charge in 5 hours, and once the Rickshaw is charged, you can drive for 125 km, the adviser added.
Malik Amin Aslam also said that the government was working to introduce electric buses in Lahore to combat air pollution.
Specifications of Pakistan’s first electric tricycle
- EcoRik Li-lon battery: 48V, 125Ah, 6kwh
- Motor: 3kw
- Charging time: 5 hours
- Load range: 170kms
- Body: back plate, fiber rest
- Annual fuel savings: Rs. 180,000
- Annual maintenance savings: Rs. 30,000
It should be noted that recently, Pakistan’s first electric car company jointly made by Pakistan and China celebrated the inauguration of its first showroom in Lahore.
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The Punjab provincial minister for housing, urban development and public health engineering, Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed, did the honors during the opening ceremony.
On November 20, it was learned that the government had set out to launch electric buses in the country to combat air pollution.
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The federal government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with private private transportation service to introduce electric vehicles into the country.
The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Minister of Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhary and CEO of the bus transport service in Islamabad.