Minister reveals plans to introduce eco-friendly motorcycles and rickshaws.
The Minister for Science and Technology is planning to introduce environment-friendly motorcycles and rickshaws, which will run on rechargeable batteries, in the country.
During a visit to the Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy and Technologies on Saturday, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry rode a battery-operated motorcycle and a rickshaw. The electronic vehicles, according to the minister, would help conserve energy and protect the environment.
Mr Chaudhry said that the battery-operated vehicles, which were the future of transport, would revolutionise transportation in Pakistan that was one of the largest users of motorcycles and rickshaws.
He elaborated on the aim of the government to convert the transport into electronic technology ultimately reducing dependency on petroleum.
“Use of electronic vehicles will reduce carbon emissions in the environment,” the minister said.