Reality of The 50,000 Mini Car in Pakistan

News regarding a Rs 50,000 maintenance-free Mini electric car have been making the rounds on social media as well as on some online news sites. Amongst all the rumors and misunderstandings the real facts about Mini Car seem to have been lost.

Today, we take a look at what are those facts and what are solely based on rumors.

Details About the Mini Cars

Images being shared on social media suggest that a car which does not require any petrol or CNG and requires no maintenance is now available in Pakistan and costs as much as a motorbike.

If you have a bit of understanding of such vehicles or have seen them at some local parks etc. these cars are electric vehicles.

These small electric cars also called Mini Smart Cars are manufactured in China and are distributed in Pakistan by “NK Smart Cars”. The name of the company is based on the name given to the vehicle by the Pakistani importer i.e. NK Smart Car.

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The sole agent (importer), Khurram Aftab, says he wanted to bring these cars to Pakistan because these are hassle-free, are easy on the environment and are more manageable in a lot of traffic. These Mini Cars not need oil change, filter replacement or any similar maintenance work required by fossil-fuel cars.

Car Specifications

Mini Smart Cars are built on a steel frame and aluminium base with a Plastic polymer body, and a high-impact fibreglass roof. This makes the cars extremely light. These mini cars can only accommodate a maximum of 2 people.

There’s a small baggage compartment at the back of mini car. As far as the looks are concerned, these mini cars are similar to the vehicles seen at golf courses, airport and parks.

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The interior looks like a normal car, albeit half the size of normal one (since there’s only one seat at the front.

Instead of an AC, you get a small fan, similar to the ones often seen in public transport. You can’t roll down the glass windows since the mechanism for doing that is missing. Instead, you get a small sliding glass attached to the large one.

NK Smart Cars are fitted with multiple small lead-acid batteries and work using a 60V 1.1 KW motor. The original manufacturer also offers a 2.2 KW motor as well, but we are not aware whether the ones available in Pakistan have the upgrade.

The tyres are smaller than a motorbike and offer sufficient grip. The car comes with front and rear suspension as well.

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Pricing

The importing company has the car priced at Rs. 400,000.

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Not to mention, there are more than one models of Electric Mini Cars available with NK Smart Cars and basic version starts at Rs. 400,000.

Not to mention, this price is for Lahore shipments, and any purchases outside Lahore may increase the price based on shipment charges.

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Final Thoughts

While the importer may argue that these cars are superior to local small cars which cost much more, the local fossil-fuel powered cars can carry more passengers and are more versatile. You can also get Japanese imported Kei cars for Rs. 600,000 – 800,000.

There might be room for such vehicles in the market but certainly not at the current prices. In comparison, we have heard of Zar motors offering similar looking electric vehicles, with similar features and parts availability. Those electric vehicles have also been approved by the KPK authorities for on-road use.

He is the Editor-in-Chief at ProPakistani. Reach out at aadil.s[at]propakistani.pk


  • Good for office, college going people for daily use. Specially for girls. In Pakistan we need something like this for girls.

  • I think better hota agar price kam hoti. 6lac main b agar yehi laini hai to y not 2nd hand cultus ya swift.

  • 6 Lac plus 11-18K per month with speed 28km/h speed, Pakistanio ab qadar aaaeee legendary MEHRAAAN KI. ;)

  • useless. 6 lakh plus 18k per month and 2 seats and shitty looks. even though mehran is outdated but it is far superior to this. Its petrol cost + maintaince + 4 seats costs less then 18k per month

  • These cars will get cheaper as they are adopted. Almost 80 of the car can be “Made in Pakistan”. Having said that, there are limitations of these cars. They can’t carry too much load, and they are only suitable for people with a fixed route. In my opinion, we need something like this that uses petrol and costs 50k. Maybe a roof kit for a normal petrol motorcycle should be developed.

  • Electric cars are the future… with soo much electric potential in Pakistan, (Hydro, Solar, Wind, Nuclear Thermal,) we might not invest in gas and petrol and just use one source for our domestic consumption were feasible, (Run our homes, and car on electric power)… All the leading car companies are working on it and its just a matter of time when they are available for asian market with affordable price,,, …. The real research is going on how to make batteries more efficient ….The one leading the pack is Tesla….. I have experienced it … its the way forward,,,,Soon

  • Jb tk hum apni awaam ko car culture se nikaal k cycle culture pe nhi layen ge hum taraqqee nhi kr sktay

  • This car would’ve been a serious competitor to a …… BIKE! Or maybe a Rickshaw at the most…

    No way anyone would want to pay 600k for something as such!

  • Lol fuck, if its price is 600k then “khareednay waly bhi chutiye, import krnay waly bhi chutiye, aor chootay mootay chutiye nahien bht baray chutiye i mean k certified chutiye”.

    • THIS ELECTRIC CAR IS LIKE GOLF CAR ONLY BODY IS DIFFERENT AND THe
      PRICE IS TOO HIGH IT CAN MAKE MARKET IF THE PRICE IS Rs100.000/——-

  • i want to buy this can any one guide me about this, and also provide me its dealer number.
    Atif YAsin
    Faisalabad
    03236380121

  • So whats the reality of this car
    Does this specific car worth 50,000 for consumer or only for importers?

  • Congratulation to Pakistani Engineers , why not they make a Solar panel on the Roof therefore it is not necessary for an Electric charge ?
    Greetings .
    Akhtar R. Hamid from Bangladesh .

  • What is the current situation on the availability of this car? Please give a fallow-up story.

  • The car is good but should two seats not one. bye bye mini car i dont like this car coz of one seat

  • How am I buy the E bicke and Union Star bicke Auto self stat
    Plz send me detail

  • Ju cheeze dunya main ghatiya tareen hoti hay aur kaheen koi nahi khareedta, china us ko Pakistan main dum kar daita hay. Yeh car Pakistan jaisay mulk kay aik Accident hit ke nahi hay jaisay wahan log jahilo ke tarha chalatay hain

  • Beside, is ko Ishthron walai PMLN ke bijli say charge karain gay kiya? Electricity to hay nahi, dhakan. lolzz

  • brother i want to buy this single person car how can i order it for karachi can you tell me the process of its showroom address

  • Hello, respected sir is there any are are two seater and how we can contact with your company

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