Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch Pakistan’s first locally manufactured electric motorbike (E-bike) today, APP News has reported.

The launching of the E-Bike was part of the present government’s five-year Pakistan Electric Vehicles Policy 2020-2025, approved last year and envisaged targeting a robust electric vehicle market having a 30 percent and 90 percent share in passenger vehicles and heavy duty trucks by 2030 and 2040 respectively.

The E-Bike, to be launched by the PM, had been manufactured by a Pakistani company Jolta Electric and was considered as a major step towards electrifying the country’s automobile industry.