An Electric Vehicles charging station has been installed and inaugurated by Pakistan State Oil (PSO) at the Bhera service area on the Islamabad-Lahore highway (M2).
Inauguration festivities were held in Rawalpindi and is a good step towards increasing the feasibility of Electric Vehicles in Pakistan. For the convenience of commuters going from Lahore to Islamabad and vice versa, the charging station is reportedly available on both north and southbound routes.
The fast charging capabilities of the charging stations allow commuters to save valuable time. To make it easier for EV users to travel between the two cities and beyond, PSO has situated these stations midway between Lahore and Islamabad.
The Oil Marketing Company (OMC) claims that in order to ensure the normalization of EVs in Pakistan, it seeks to further extend its network of EV charging stations.
Last month, two EV charging stations next to M2 were officially opened by Pakistan’s Tesla Industries. The first facility is in Bhera, and the second is at Pindi Bhattian.
Both charging stations contain a 120 kWh charger that requires 40 minutes to fully charge a 70 kWh battery and a 60 kWh charger that requires more than an hour.
Both stations have executive lounges where travellers may unwind while their cars are refueling. The business has added another 60 kWh charger at Hardees near Gujrat for GT Road commuters.
In Pakistan, the EV charging infrastructure is progressively growing. However, the public continues to be skeptical about the lack of EV charging infrastructure and its sluggish development. Other than that, EVs are extremely expensive, which slows down Pakistan’s adoption of them.