In recent news, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change of Pakistan, Malik Amin Aslam, officially launched Pakistan’s first Electric Taxi (or e-Taxi) to ensure PM Imran Khan’s vision for a Clean Green Pakistan.
According to Amin Aslam, these e-taxis would bring about an Rs. 12,000 budget savings for the driver and this would even lead to a saving of Rs. 2 billion in terms of oil import bill.
SAPM @aminattock addresses a launching ceremony of e-Taxi for Northern Areas system as a part of PM Imran Khan's vision for #CleanGreenPakistan at a local hotel in Islamabad on August 15, 2021. pic.twitter.com/R76csURZ1h
— Ministry of Climate Change, Govt of Pakistan (@ClimateChangePK) August 16, 2021
According to the company behind the e-taxi, the vehicle can travel up to 250km easily with a fully charged battery. Moreover, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Nang Rong, stated the following:
“On bilateral cooperation on ecological environmental protection. Highly appreciate Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Clean&Green Pakistan Campaign and 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme.”