Pakistani automobile manufacturer to launch indigenous built electric vehicles in the country
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani automobile manufacturer to launch indigenous built electric vehicles in the country.
Crown Group recently organized the market testing and sales display of its exclusive range of CROWNE Electric Vehicles. These vehicles include two, three and four-wheelers and will enable people to drive 1 km in only Rs. 1.25.
The electric vehicles will be locally manufactured at the Groups newly built 26 acre Port Qasim facility. Having an initial production capacity of 120,000 units per annum, the Group has already invested Rs. 2 billion on the plant in the first phase.
Based on the yet to be announced EV Policy which claims 1% customs duty on CKD parts and 5% sales tax, the company has set the display and testing price of the four-wheeler electric car for Rs. 400,000 whereas the display and testing prices for electric three-wheeler car and two-wheeler scooty for Rs. 300,000 and Rs. 55,000 respectively.
Moreover, the three-wheeler rickshaw (two-in-one) comes in both electric and engine equipped with manual switching options at a display price of PKR 300,000 and 250,000 respectively.
The electric vehicles include a four and three-wheeler car, two and three-wheeler scooty’s, cargo loaders, three-wheeler two-in-one, three-wheeler nine-seater, garbage trucks and ambulances.
All electric vehicles come with an option of getting a factory-installed engine as well for those who wish to use the vehicle for longer routes.
The market testing sales and display ceremony of CROWNE vehicles took place at a local banquet with the presence of dignitaries from Crown Group including Chairman Crown Group, Mr. M. Farhan Hanif, Managing Director, S.M Kashif Qaseem, Business Development Director, Crown Group – Mr. Zohaib Farhan among others.
On the ceremony, Chairman Crown Group, Mr. M. Farhan Hanif stated: “It is an honor for us to unveil the exclusive range of CROWNE vehicles. The automobile and oil industry is currently facing numerous issues which are reflecting on the citizens of Pakistan.
With this range of electric vehicles, we plan to overcome these challenges and present the industry with a variety of innovative, convenient and affordable vehicles for their everyday use”.