ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) has held stakeholder discussions with oil marketing companies (OMCs) to mull over Electric Car policy phase wise conversion of fuel cars over electric technology.
Talking to reporter, an official of the ministry said that after the approval of the Prime Minister Imran Khan to develop a policy framework for introducing Electric vehicles, the ministry had expedited its efforts to take all relevant stakeholders in the loop.
'During the recent consultative session with OMCs, the ministry has requested the companies to send their inputs over the matter within a week so that the policy formation to be carried in a right direction,' he added.
The official said that everything was at the initial stages as the policy had to seek approval from the federal cabinet and Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), adding, "Likewise implementation mechanism will be developed."
The deliberations were also being communicated with the automobile manufacturing companies. The ministry aimed at initiating conversion process from two wheels and three wheels transportation sources namely motorbikes and rickshaws then it would focus the four wheels including cars and buses, he added.
He underscored that Research and Development Engineering Company Lahore was working on electric cars and had developed an indigenous electric bike equipment of Rs 65,000 cost. "The fully charged electric bike has the capacity to run for 125 kilometers.The company claims that if government assists the firm then the price could be managed at a lower rate," he added.
The MoCC official said that the regulatory framework for electric cars would also developed whereas our target was to acquire the capacity of local manufacturing of electric cars alongwith indigenous potential for exporting this technology.
"The conversion of fuel using automobile to electric cars will help us to fulfill our Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. We have pledged to reduce vehicular emissions under the Agreement," he mentioned.
"Almost 43 per cent vehicular emissions are contributing to the overall ambient air pollution prevailing...