BYD M3 EV Spotted in Rahim Yar Khan

As a consequence of EV policy announcement by fed govt, Pak is moving towards electrification of mass transit. BYD, the largest global electric bus manufacturer along with Sapphire group have joined hands to develop market development & manufacturing of electric vehicles in Pak.

— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) May 20, 2021

Little was known about which vehicles actually Sapphire will be making here in collaboration with BYD, however just recently a first BYD vehicle has been spotted running on the roads of Rahim Yar Khan. Spotted by Cabalo Valador, the BYD is identified as M3 7-seat electric vehicle which is owned by Sapphire Energy Pvt Ltd according to MTMIS Punjab.

BYD M3 EV Spotted in Rahim Yar Khan 1
BYD M3 EV Spotted in Rahim Yar Khan 2

BYD M3 spotted in RYK by Cabalo Valador

Interestingly the vehicle was a right hand drive unit, and with its emblems fully exposed, its hard to say whether its being purposely tested for a market launch or the company is using it for other purposes. However the mentioned price of PKR 5.9 million on MTMIS data should be much lower for end users if the vehicle is to be formally launched in the country.

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