The first locally- produced electric auto stemming from the collaborative sweats of Dice Foundation, universities and the private sector was launched in Karachi on Sunday.
The launch event was held on the country’s Independence Day at a original hostel. The booking for the auto named NUR-E 75 will be opened to the public in late 2024. Its battery pack was developed at the NED University of Engineering and Technology, and it’s equipped with advanced features. The auto is also likely to be exported.
The dishes for these vehicles are being developed by the Sir Syed University of Engineering. Work is also ongoing on the development of faster dishes to reduce charging time.
All the factors of the auto have been developed in Pakistan, and the design has been created by the National College of trades(NCA).
The auto will be suitable to cover a distance of 210 km at a speed of 120 kmph after charging for eight hours via a 220V connection.
Dice Foundation Chairman Dr Khurshid Qureshi described the “ Made in Pakistan ” auto as a corner for the country’s profitable stability. He said that the revolution of electric vehicles is making its way in the global bus assiduity and Pakistan has also taken the first step in this regard. He added that this design would end all the profitable challenges of the country.
Dr Qureshi said that for marketable product, capital will be raised through Series A, B and C rounds of backing. He said that the auto will be launched under the brand name JAXERI.
While the original prototype is a five- seater hatchback, the coming phase will produce a hydrofoil and latterly SUVs will also be produced, he added.
He further said that mass product of the auto will save the terrain and save foreign exchange spent on energy significances. He added that Pakistan will be at par with developed countries in the technology of electric buses and domestic profitable stability will be easier with access to this technology.
The launch event was attended by prestigious personalities from the engineering community, bus sector and business community. They paid homage to the brigades and Dr Qureshi for introducing the auto.