According to a report by The News, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government has approved an environmental policy that includes the proposal to transform 3,000 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations across the country into Electric Vehicle charging stations.

However, the report, published on Wednesday, claimed that the Ministry of Climate Change was putting in a lot of effort to promote electric vehicles in Pakistan to help protect the natural environment, but it was yet to come up with concrete policies to translate the dream into reality.

According to data available with The News, the federal cabinet had last year approved first-ever national electric vehicle policy with an aim to tackle negative impacts of climate change and offer affordable transport to the common people over the next four years. 

An official told The News that the policy makers were pondering over the details as to how the government intended to manage the power consumption when high concentration of EV home charging during peak hours/periods overloaded local power transformers in the future. 

Is there a need for this change?

It is a good initiative. However, we’re doubtful about it’s implementation. Though, we’ll give it the benefit of the doubt.


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