According to reports by BBC Urdu, two motorcycle assemblers in the city of Punjab, Sahiwal, have started working together to produce electric motorcycles in Pakistan.
With the rise in gasoline prices in the country, it has become difficult for most middle-class riders to pay for them. Pakistan needs to switch to expensive electric fuel vehicles.
In recent years, several companies have introduced electric motorcycles in the country. But they could not attract the public’s attention for several reasons. One of them was that they were very expensive.
According to Usman Sheikh,
CEOof Auj Technologies, an electric motorcycle company based in Lahore, they are working on an electric bicycle that will be economical. The bicycle takes its name from the animal “Jaguar”. Usman Sheikh says “they are the 1st electronic bike assembler in Pakistan, who have designed them locally”.
These electric motorcycles have the same shape and design as normal motorcycles, instead of petrol, they work with electric batteries. The manufacturers have not compromised the engine and body parts of bicycles, since they are equipped with Japanese technology very similar to that already available on the market.
Usman Sheikh said his company decided to exploit the current gasoline engine ecosystem by developing a local electric battery system.
The Jaguar electric bicycle has a range of up to 70 km and can be recharged in five hours at home or in the office. The price of the bike is currently set at Rs 88,000, but according to the company CEO, they are trying to reduce the price.
The electric bicycle kit is also available for other normal bikes. Because the electric kit is designed with locally used petrol-based Japanese bikes, it is very easy to install them on them. The kit will be installed on your bike at the monthly minimum, which will be Rs. 5500 for a year.
The president of the MS group, Chaudhry Zahid, said: “If a normal bicycle (petrol) supplies an average of 50 km, the monthly expense will be around 4,000 Rs, but the cost of the electric bicycle will be only Rs 500”.