Senate Passes Resolution to Set Up EV Infrastructure
The Senate has unanimously passed the resolution on electric vehicles (EVs) and establishment of charging stations network and infrastructure across the country.
Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz, while commenting on the resolution on EVs tabled by Senator Seemee Ezdi, said the government had earlier approved the Electric Vehicle Policy that would help tackle environmental issues and save billions of rupees oil import bill. He added that people are importing luxury and hybrid vehicles and there is the need for an effective infrastructure to promote a friendly transport system in the country.
Shibli Faraz highlighted that the government also gave incentives on import of parts of electric vehicles and other related machinery, and decreased levy on electric vehicles from 25 to 10% in the newly announced Auto Policy.