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Pakistan’s first environment-friendly E-Bike to be launched today by PM Khan

PM Khan is himself launching an E-Bike manufactured by a private company. It shows that He highly prioritizes environmental protection.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, with focus on eco-friendly environment, will launch Pakistan’s first locally manufactured electric motorbike (E-Bike) at a ceremony on Thursday.

The launching of E-Bike was part of the present government’s five-year Pakistan Electric Vehicles Policy 2020-2025, approved last year and envisaged targeting a robust electric vehicle market having a 30 percent and 90 percent share in passenger vehicles and heavy duty trucks by 2030 and 2040 respectively.

The salient features of the policy included a phased transition of the automobile industry, as it would be covering two and three-wheelers and heavy commercial vehicles providing incentives to manufacturers.

The E-Bike, to be launched by the Prime Minister had been manufactured by a Pakistani company Jolta Electric and was considered as a major step towards electrifying the country’s automobile industry.

The E-Bike, to be available in various models including JE-70, JE-70 L, JE-70 D, JE-100 L, JE-125 L, JE-Scooty, JE-Sports Bike, was energy efficient and could be charged overnight with other features such as no clutch and gear and low maintenance.

Various models of Jolta E-Bikes had different speed specifications from 10 to 60 kilometers per hour and could cover a distance after full charge from 60 to 100 kilometers.

Read more: Ministry of Science to Introduce Electronic Motorbikes & Rickshaws

Jolta EV technology, an initiative by AUJ Technologie Pvt. Ltd, was the EV technology provider, designed key components of electric vehicle kits for two, three, and four-wheelers. It had been through five years of product designing, development and manufacturing experience in China.

Courtesy: APP