Pakistan has launched its first locally built electric vehicle

On Sunday, the first locally-produced electric automobile was unveiled in Karachi, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Dice Foundation, universities, and the corporate sector.

The launch event was conducted at a local hotel on the country’s Independence Day. Booking for the NUR-E 75 will be available to the general public in late 2024. Its battery pack was created at the NED University of Engineering and Technology and includes innovative features. The car will most likely be exported as well.

Sir Syed University of Engineering is developing chargers for these vehicles. Work is also being done to build quicker chargers in order to shorten charging time.

The car’s components were all developed in Pakistan, while the design was created by the National College of Arts (NCA).

After charging for eight hours via a 220V connection, the car will be able to go 210 kilometres at a speed of 120 kilometres per hour.

Dr. Khurshid Qureshi, Chairman of the Dice Foundation, described the “Made in Pakistan” automobile as a watershed moment for the country’s economic stability. He stated that the electric vehicle revolution is sweeping the global auto sector, and Pakistan has taken the first step in this direction. He went on to say that this project would solve all of the country’s economic problems.

According to Dr. Qureshi, funds for commercial manufacturing will be raised through Series A, B, and C rounds of fundraising. He stated that the vehicle will be sold under the brand name JAXERI.