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Technology

Pakistan becomes first South Asian country to switch to electric buses

  • In the first phase, Skywell Automobiles will provide its electric buses for the Pakistan market.
28 Aug 2020

In a major step towards the introduction of electric vehicles in the country, Daewoo Express Pakistan and Skywell Automobile of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up an ‘Electric Vehicles Value China’ in Pakistan.

A signing ceremony of Strategic Alliance Agreement between Daewoo Pakistan and Skywell Automobile, China, was held. Under the agreement, Skywell Automobiles China and Daewoo Express Pakistan will collaborate to introduce electric buses and other electric vehicles in Pakistan and create a technical support base in the country.

In the first phase, Skywell Automobiles will provide its electric buses for the Pakistan market, and then in the second phase, the company shall set up a manufacturing plant for producing electric vehicles in Pakistan.

“Pakistan was recognized as one of the country’s most affected by climate change, where the transport sector contributes more than 40pc to air pollution. With the introduction of Electric Vehicles, Pakistan becomes the first South Asian country to have eco-friendly vehicles,” said the Ministry of Science and Technology in a statement.

The ministry added that the introduction of Electric Vehicles will help in flourishing an eco-friendly system and mitigate the effects of global warming.