Pakistan to shift 30 % of vehicles on electricity by 2030

The first meeting of the Committee on Climate Change was held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Prime minister Imran Khan in the fourth week of May 2019. During the meeting comprehensive plans for the reduction of carbon footprint were discussed including the use of Electric powered vehicles. Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam was directed by the PM to form a policy and mechanism for adopting electric-cars by the start of June 2019.
There are four major benefits of electric cars: the import of oil will be reduced and the country will be able to save US$2 billion in terms of oil expenses, eco-friendly technology to reduce vehicular emissions to a reasonable level, opportunity to become electric car exporter like China which is a leader in this market, it can help generate green economy.
According to the prevailing trend around 60 per cent of the world countries have started shifting automobiles to modern electric cars which release around 70 % less emissions. Amin Aslam further said that the government plans to convert CNG stations into charging points for electric cars.
Some electric vehicles like some models of Tesla come with HEPA filters in the car which capture fine particulate matter and gaseous pollutants, as well as bacteria, viruses, pollen and mold spores. This compounded with zero emissions from the car means that the car not only provides the best quality of air inside the cabin but also cleans the environment for others while it is driving around