Two EV Charging Stations at Lahore-Islamabad Motorway
Great news for electric vehicle owners in Pakistan, now you have EV charging stations at Bhera and Pindi Bhattian. That means you can now enjoy trips between Lahore and Islamabad cruising on your EV via motorway. Both stations are private project by the Tesla Industries Pakistan. The ‘CHAN EV Station’ at Bhera is named after Nadeem Afzal Chan, Former Spokesperson to PM Pakistan, who attended the station’s inauguration ceremony as a chief guest.
Tesla Industries is installing another EV charging station near Gujrat on GT Road. That one will also be in action before Eid.
Here’s what we know about these EV charging stations.
The charging facilities are located at the exit of the Bhera South and Pindi Bhattian Service Stations.
There are four high-end ultra fast EV charging ports, at both stations. Three of them are for European EVs and one for Japanese.
All chargers are made in Pakistan.
Four electric cars can be charged at a time.
0-80% charging time is just 30 minutes.
Per unit charging cost will be 60 to 70 rupees.
Both stations have executive lounges where the commuters can rest while their electric vehicles get the charge.
Why is it a great news for EV owners?
Pakistan has a very limited number of electric and hybrid cars. BMW i8, Audi e-tron, MG ZS EV, Toyota Prius are most seen on the roads, and all can be easily charged at the new EV stations at Bhera and Pindi Bhattian within 30 minutes. This is huge for all EV owners because till now they could only drive their electric cars within the city. Now, they can travel to Lahore from Islamabad and charge their EVs on the way.
To do that, you’d have to take an exit from Bhera or Pindi Bhattian, pay the toll tax, and head to the EV charging station. Stay there for as long as it takes to charge the car and then get back on the motorway.
Many Pakistanis have had their concerns for not having an EV charging facility on motorway. These EV Stations are an assurance for us all that EVs are the future of Pakistan, and we should not shy away from buying electric cars.
Are you happy with the news of Pakistan’s first-ever ultra fast EV charging stations on highway or do you still have concerns? Tell us in the comments.