First electric vehicle charging station set up in Islamabad

First electric vehicle charging station set up in Islamabad
Islamabad: Paving the way for a sustainable future for Pakistan, first electric vehicle charging station has been opened in Islamabad.

Federal Minister for Power and Petroleum Omar Ayub Khan and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar were the chief guests at the inauguration ceremony.

Omar Ayub Khan appreciated PSO, which has established it, for its efforts and said: “We need to address the key challenges of environment protection. Electric vehicles will have a marked edge as they produce almost no running emissions”.

Highlighting the Government’s efforts in promoting this sustainable form of transportation, he further added “EV manufacturing units will be established across the country under the National Electric Vehicle Policy that will create job opportunities and have a positive economic impact”.

Speaking at the occasion, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar said: “Pakistan is moving forward with the aim of reducing air pollution and curbing climate change.

“We intend to move to 30% of Renewable Energy in our Energy Mix, together with another 30% of Hydel Power Generation. These efforts coupled with a move towards Electric Vehicles will greatly help in achieving the mission of the Prime Minister of Pakistan of a Clean & Green Pakistan,” said an official press release.

Sharing his views, MD&CEO, PSO, Mr. Syed Muhammad Taha said: “This is yet another step as part of PSO’s ongoing efforts in environmental stewardship.