Shell, K-Electric to explore possibility of electric-vehicle charging stations


Our Correspondent


Playing an active part in the government’s aim to promote the use of Electric Vehicles, Shell Pakistan Limited (SPL) and K-Electric Limited (KE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to jointly develop the first three Electric-Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations across Karachi and its connecting highways.
The locations selected for installing 50 KWH Rapid chargers are; the Shell Defence Filling-Station on Khayaban-e-Bahria, Askari Filling Station at Gulshan Townand Mardan Filling Station at Gadap Town.
Over the next 3 to 5 years, SPL and KE will explore the opportunity of additional sites and strategically expand the EV charging network. While SPL will engage in the deployment of chargingstation equipment, site preparation, installation and manage its operations; KE will ensure grid enhancement.
The Government of Pakistan has recently formulated and approved a policy to promote the use of electric vehicles in Pakistan, as an eco-friendly mode of transportation. Prime Minister Imran Khan shared a vision that by 2030, 60% of energy used in Pakistan will be green.SPL and KE have joined hands to support the policy and vision.