Govt planning to convert 3,000 CNG stations into Electric Vehicle charging stations

In a bid to make Pakistan pollution free in future, the government is planning to convert 3,000 CNG stations across the country into Electric Vehicle charging stations. With launch of its first fully-electric three-wheel vehicle, the government is aiming to manage power consumption because, in the future, large numbers of EVs being charged at home especially during peak hours could overload local power transformers.

The charging stations for EVs will require electricity that will be supplied through distribution companies only, unless someone makes their own power supply arrangements.

On Tuesday, a spokesperson from the climate ministry said that carbon emissions from motor vehicles were one of the biggest contributors to air pollution which is why they were working hard to bring electric vehicles in the country.

Source: ProPakistani