PM Imran Khan Launches Pakistan’s First E-Bike

In a tweet yesterday, Prime Minister’s office said: Prime Minister Imran Khan, with focus on the eco-friendly environment, will launch Pakistan’s first locally manufactured electric motorbike (E-Bike) at a ceremony tomorrow.

PM Imran Khan Launches Pakistan’s First E-Bike

By Sulman Ali

Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched Pakistan’s first-ever Electric Bike in Islamabad today. The launch of this environmentally friendly vehicle is part of the government’s 5-year Pakistan Electric Vehicles Policy 2020-2025. The policy was approved last year with a mission increasing electric passenger vehicles to 30% by 2030.

In a tweet yesterday, Prime Minister’s office said: Prime Minister Imran Khan, with focus on the eco-friendly environment, will launch Pakistan’s first locally manufactured electric motorbike (E-Bike) at a ceremony tomorrow.

Manufacturer of Bike: 

A Pakistani company, Jolta Electric, has produced the bike. This launch is considered a major way forward for implementing of current government’s EV policy.

Models of Bike: 

This newly launched EV bike will be available in different models, i.e.,

  • JE-70
  • JE-70L
  • JE-70 D
  • JE-100 L
  • JE-125L
  • JE-Scootey
  • JE-Sports Bike

These bikes are energy efficient, and the owners can charge them overnight. The bike comes with no clutch and gear, meaning very low maintenance. Furthermore, the Jolta E-Bikes have different speeds ranging from 10 to 60 kilometres/hour.

Addressing the ceremony, Imran Khan praised the step very positive. “The encouragement to EVs is part of government’s Clean and Green movement,” he said.

Jolta EV technology is an initiative by AUJ Technologie Pvt. Ltd. The company was the EV technology provider, designed key components of electric vehicle kits for 2, 3 and 4-wheelers. It has produced the bike after five years of research, designing and development experience in China.

The current government has taken a number of steps for the promotion of Electric Vehicles in Pakistan. Under the new auto policy, the government announced:

  • Import duty on CBU Electric Vehicles (EVs) will be reduced to 10% from 25% for one year
  • 1% Customs Duty on import of EV parts

The launch of such vehicles will indeed reduce the grave issue of pollution in Pakistan. What is your take on the launch of this E-Bike? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Originally published at Pak wheels

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