Observer Report Beijing
Pakistan completed a 15-day trial run of the K9 pure electric bus recently in its largest city Karachi, says a report published by China Economic Net (CEN).
Co-produced by China’s leading new energy vehicle manufacturer BYD and its Pakistani partners, it is the first pure electric bus in Pakistan and the first formal commercial vehicle in Sindh Province.
Sindh Transport Minister Syed Awais Qadir Shah said: “We are very excited to welcome Pakistan’s first pure electric bus.
The successful trial run of the bus in Karachi marks an important step towards electrification.
We plan to add 100 such buses within this year, and hope that in the future, pure electric buses will be available all over the country.”
The K9 bus can take 35 passengers and plans to carry out local commercial operations in Karachi in the future, allowing residents along the route to experience more convenient and cleaner daily travel.