With great collective efforts of Dice Foundation, universities and the private sector the first locally-produced electric car was launched in Karachi on eve of Independence day.
The launch event for the locally manufactured NUR-E 75 electric car was held at a local hotel in the metropolis.
Its battery pack was developed at the NED University of Engineering and Technology, and it is equipped with advanced features. The car is also likely to be exported.
The car will cover a distance of 210km after charging for eight hours via a 220V connection.
This is for the first time that the ‘Made in Pakistan’ vehicle is been launched on Independence day.
The design of the car has been created by the National College of Arts (NCA) and all its parts have been developed in Pakistan.
It is a five-seater hatchback, built on the indigenous EV platform and it will be built and sold in Pakistan.
Dice Foundation Chairman Dr Khurshid Qureshi described the “Made in Pakistan” car as a milestone for the country’s economic stability, saying that the initial prototype is a five-seater hatchback, the next phase will produce a sedan and later SUVs will also be produced.