“The driving experience of this bus is very good!” Since last year, Ahmed, a BRT bus driver in Peshawar, Pakistan, has driven a plug-in hybrid bus made in China. These electric buses are produced by Chinese companies. They start smoothly and the automatic transmission is fast and convenient. The buses are also equipped with heating and cooling air conditioning system, Wi-Fi, and USB ports. Ahmed quickly fell in love with the new driving experience.
In recent years, new energy transportation has gradually developed in Pakistan. The public transportation lines in many Pakistani cities are short and fixed, with centralized operation and maintenance, which facilitates the deployment of new energy transportation infrastructure. Vehicles produced by Chinese companies have become important. In January this year, the Karachi Green Line BRT in Pakistan was officially put into operation, and all the projects selected new energy buses provided by China Zhongtong New Energy Vehicle Equipment Co., Ltd.
In May, the first batch of more than 100 Higer hybrid buses produced by China King Long United Automobile Industry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. was delivered in Karachi, followed by 130 buses to Pakistan. Lahore is also cooperating with Chinese companies to customize hybrid buses that suit the needs of urban development.
“New energy transportation is a new opportunity for urban development,” said Navi Arshad, a professor at Lahore University of Management Sciences. With the continuous improvement of Pakistan’s power infrastructure, new energy transportation has the advantages of high energy utilization efficiency and low operation and maintenance costs. is showing up. In this field, Chinese enterprises have advanced technology, rich experience and cost-effective solutions, and have become the backbone of energy and transportation development.
According to a report released by the Pakistan Institute for Sustainable Development Policy, the development of new energy transportation will contribute to a green and low-carbon transition. By promoting new energy alternatives in the field of public transportation, Pakistan’s urban transportation efficiency will be greatly improved, the problem of road congestion will be alleviated, and the average carbon emissions of passenger vehicles and urban exhaust emissions will be reduced.