MoI&P Wants to Offer Tax-Free Imports & Easy Loans Under New Electric-Vehicle Policy

The Ministry of Industries and Production (MoI&P) has decided to formulate Pakistan’s first-ever Electric Vehicles (EV) policy for cars, motorcycles, and rickshaws, etc, reported a local English newspaper.

Most countries have announced ambitious plans for electric vehicles (EV) to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels for the sake of the environment.

The government has started working on EVs after Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the authorities to ensure the conversion of 30% of all cars running in the country to electric vehicles by 2030.

Objectives

However, for Pakistan, the objective of the EV policy is as follows:

  1. Mitigate climate change through a reduction in emissions from the transport sector.
  2. Encourage auto and related industries to move towards local EV manufacturing.
  3. Forge links with the global value chain for the export potential of EVs and their parts.
  4. Employment generation through green economy initiatives.
  5. Reduction in oil import bill.
  6. Use of electricity in off-peak times for useful purposes.
  7. Develop an affiliated industry as battery manufacturing, charging infrastructure, etc.

Initial Draft

According to the initial draft, the provincial governments will be asked to make the registration of EV license plates and the acquiring process easier for the local manufacturers.

Work on lowering the EV cost of raw material (imported /local) by subsidizing the category e.g. batteries, solar, so the local industry can be developed and can become independent.

The federal government needs to play its part by lowering the Custom Duty imposed on the raw material and components and restrict the finished products imported into Pakistan. The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) will also be taken on board concerning the taxation policy.

The draft policy will also give a detailed plan for the development of infrastructure (battery charging units) so it becomes reasonable in terms of cost-benefit for EV early adopters. For this purpose, the Power Division will also be taken on board for the fixation of reasonable and attractive tariffs for the EVs.

Loans and Vehicle Replacement Assistance Program

The Provincial Governments will provide loans via private financial institutions to EV customers, especially for 3 wheelers, so that the rickshaw drivers (which are part of the lower-income bracket) can be a part of the “Green and Clean mission of Pakistan”.

The government is also expected to implement a “vehicle replacement assistance program” which issues tax credit to Electric Vehicle owners.

The charging units and federal grants or loans in rural communities will also be available to increase Electric Vehicle ownership by lowering barriers to adoption for rural customers (lower income bracket).

Air Quality Index 2025

Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad will be assigned target air quality index 2025 by implementing Electric Vehicle credits. The EVs’ consumers will be asked to apply for the sales tax credit on EV purchase in the initial phase.

Sales Targets in The Next Five Years

The Electric Vehicle policy prepared by the Ministry of Climate Change has set multiple targets including the sale of 100,000 electric cars, vans, jeeps and small trucks in the next five years. The Ministry aims to increase the number to 60,000 electric vehicles sold annually by 2030.

According to the long term targets set in the policy, production targets for vehicles in the two, three and four-wheeler category have been set at 500,000 units with companies given access to the market within the next five years. By 2030, the target has been set at 900,000 units and by 2040 the target is 90% of sold vehicles.


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    • Kaka toon gam na kar bas gas kharij karee ja, ya gas compressed gas ha jo ke faree main har banda apnee zaroorat ka hisab se gathia kha kar kharij kare ga or gadee chaltee jaey gee, panwain koey we howay, made in Pakistan taknology desi.

  • All this if fictional. Pakistan is the land of thieves and governed by thieves. Dream on and browse the internet for how things that will never arrive or work in Pakistan. Why is that, cuz people are not loyal and find shortcuts and stab others for their own benifit. I have lived all eras here in Pakistan and i witnessed only corruption and deception.

  • Thanks CCOP for the Off Peak electric tariff for useful purposes. This would utilise idle generation Capacity building for Ice Plants, Industries, EV charging stations, that would quick charge during Off Peak Electric tariff.
    Shopping Malls can also be night shopping malls at cheap rates as they have low power tariff. Will save congestion for shopping malls, as many will open during midnight till morning and offer cheap rates due to cheap electricity and cheap transport as the EV rates would be cheaper, as Uber, Careem, and others will take rides, as Mitigation of transport due to Climate Change reduce emissions and many craftsman using heavy machines, or HVAC would provide comfortable shopping at contributing to a great cause to global Climate Change benefits to common man for a better life in Pakistan.

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