LAHORE: Dewan Motors on Tuesday inaugurated Pakistan’s first public charging station for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles at the Emporium Mall in the provincial capital. Foreseeing the growth potential of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles in the country, Dewan Motors took the first step towards electric mobility in Pakistan by installing a BMW ChargeNow station. This is the first of the three stations to be installed by the end of this year. BMW ChargeNow is a network of charging stations that provides BMW plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle owners with easy, quick and secure charging services.
“Today is an important milestone for the BMW Group. Not only does it mark the inauguration of the first public BMW charging station in Pakistan but also the first in the entire region. We call this service BMW ChargeNow,” said Johannes Seibert, Managing Director of BMW Group Middle East while speaking at the inaugural ceremony.
“Dewan Motors’ investment in this technology is a significant step in supporting the BMW Group’s vision to offer electro-mobility internationally, and in providing easy access to charging stations for customers of our plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles,” he added.
“The latest BMW plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles offer even greater mobility than the conventional hybrid vehicles making it possible to have everyday motoring purely on electric mode with practically little to no requirement for fossil fuels,” said Chairman Dewan Motors, Dewan Mohammad Yousuf Farooqui,
“Not only does this result in minimum to zero emissions but also tremendous fuel savings. This has a direct and very positive impact on the foreign exchange reserves of the country,” said Mr Farooqui.