The government is planning to encourage the usage of electric vehicles throughout the country, according to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who made the announcement on Friday.
The prime minister gave the departments involved the go-ahead to present him with a thorough strategy as soon as possible in this respect.
Shehbaz Sharif also requested that the Board of Investment, the Ministry of Power and Energy, and the Ministry of Trade and Industries provide every opportunity to investors interested in the market for electric cars.
A high-level meeting on the employment of electric buses in the fleet of public transportation, the promotion of the electric vehicle industry, and alternative energy sources was presided over by him.
The prime minister highlighted the urgent necessity to develop renewable energy sources in order to make the nation energy self-sufficient.
He noted the most recent government permission for the start of a 10,000-megawatt solar project.
He said that the solar project will not only lessen environmental pollution but also secure the production of inexpensive power by reducing dependency on pricey imported fuel, saving significant foreign currency.
The forum heard updates on the growing usage of electric cars across the world as well as plans for electric buses for public transportation.
It was informed that the development of industry and infrastructure of electric vehicles would significantly bring down the country’s import bill besides opening up opportunities for foreign investment and employment