This Cab is Pakistan’s First Locally Made Electric Car

Electric cars aren’t a new concept but high price tags keep them out of reach for masses. What if Pakistan had its own electric car company or an electric car? That question has now been answered as some engineers in Islamabad have custom-built an electric car.

Internet users across the world have seen the hype surrounding the electric car dubbed Tesla Model 3. The reason it got global fandom is because of its low price tag.

Electric cars are considered to be expensive and luxurious even in this day and age. Having a cheap alternative to fossil fuel cars could be great for the common man.

Enters a Pakistani company, Jolta Technologies, that has been working on electric car projects for quite some time.

Spotted by our friend, Awais Naseer, below is allegedly the first electric car of the country. It uses six dry-cell batteries and a small rotary motor for a rear wheel drive.

At the moment, the car can travel up to 40km and takes three hours to charge the batteries completely. The current model only supports one gear (plus a reverse gear).

As stated in the video below, the team is working on two improved versions of the car with greater mileage and speed.

Pakistani electric car's dry-cell batteries
Pakistani electric car’s dry-cell batteries
Rear wheel electric rotary motor which moves the car
Rear wheel electric rotary motor which moves the car

While this effort might sound somewhat basic and poorly executed, but with some government supervision or technical institutes, such talent could be polished and Pakistan could have their own innovative automotive industry.

Even without any facilities, Pakistani engineers have proven again and again that they have the potential, given the opportunity. Even in the past, we heard several stories about talented individuals who innovated and brought unique automotive solutions, but were ignored by our government and investors.

Even international car companies like Suzuki, Toyota or Honda could have a look at this project. The ease with which a mod turned a car from fuel-powered to electricity powered would definitely interest car manufacturers. With a bit of investor interest, this could be big for the Pakistani car industry which is constantly troubled by fuel supply issues.

Take a look at the complete video below:

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.