The Ministry of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry announced in his tweet on Monday that Pakistan’s 1st EV charging station going to launch in Islamabad. Pakistan’s famous oil company Attock Oil is opening its EV charging station in Islamabad at Jinnah Avenue.

Ministry of Science and Technology has put its full support to promote electric vehicle policy in Pakistan. The opening of Pakistan’s 1st EV charging station will also encourage auto enthusiasts to start producing EVs in Pakistan.

Ministry of Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said in his twee “It was an aim to makes Electric Vehicles as potential transportation. Extremely Excited about the launching of Electric Car charging station in Islamabad at Jinnah Avenue.”

Electric Vehicle Policy Pakistan:

In the last month, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved EV policy for heavy commercial vehicles, two-wheeler, and three-wheeler. The opening of Pakistan’s 1st EV charging station has been taken after the confirmation of starting E-Vehicle production.

Electric vehicles are ecofriendly vehicles and didn’t produce carbon emissions. To start the production of EV in Pakistan is very important to control the import of oil and make our environment eco-friendly.

Relief for EV in FY Budget 2020:

The government has also provided relief for EV in which two-wheeler and three-wheeler EV can be imported at 50% of the current tariff of custom duty. Heavy commercial EV buses can be imported on 1% of the current tariff custom duty. The newly announced incentives for EV will be applicable for the next five years and starting from 1st July 2020.

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