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Friday, November 08, 2019

Pakistan has approved the first-ever national Electric Vehicles (EV) policy in a bid to tackle effects of climate change and offer affordable transport. In the first phase, the government will focus on converting 30 per cent of total number of vehicles, mainly cars and rickshaws, into EVs. 3,000 abandoned CNG pumping stations will be converted into Charging Stations where batteries will be swapped in a few minutes. You pay rent on those batteries.

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100,000 cars and 500,000 bikes and rickshaws to be converted to EVs in next 4 years.

As one can see from the video, they are starting by converting bikes to e-bikes. The battery pack goes into the fuel tank. Notice no exhaust muffler. LOL

As more cars and bikes and rickshaws are converted into EVs, someone will start making large lithium batteries cheaply. Right now they are expensive.

My solar setup will get a massive upgrade. Lead-Acid batteries just don't have that extra kick for solar. They take too long to charge while you run out of "peak sun".

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-08 05:09 AM | Reply

China already did the rickshaw conversion, it's how they became the world leader in electric vehicle ownership and put a big dent in their smog problem switching from 2 strokes.

Didn't make a particularly big noticeable dent in lipo prices.

The father of that change over is now the father of the switch to fuel cells.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-11-08 08:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Great! Now the USA is behind Pakistan in dealing with Global Climate Change. Winning!

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-11-08 08:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Didn't make a particularly big noticeable dent in lipo prices.

That's because lithium batteries are made in China since when T-Rex walked the earth.

Lithium batteries in Pakistan are imported because there is no demand.

When there is demand, they will be made here and prices will crash. Giant lithium factories are planned.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-08 10:49 AM | Reply

How many studies have been done on dead battery disposal and its effect on the environment? www.theguardian.com

#5 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-08 03:05 PM | Reply

Classic Pakistan - switch to electric vehicles in a country that has severe electrical shortages. I am sure it will work-out just fine for you just like the CNG changeover which has resulted in the 3000 abandoned CNG pumping stations mentioned in the article. Maybe the government can just invest in the power sector to close the electrical deficit - well, not really possible when your country is already running deficits of 7%+ of GDP - the highest level of dysfunction in decades and no more free US money is flowing into the government coffers. So, looks like your unwashed masses will still be unwashed masses but now they will have the joy of sitting in the dark as power is diverted to EV's to combat 'climate change'....really something to be proud of.

#6 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-08 10:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-08 10:06 PM | Reply | Flag: I am 10 years out of touch because I was dropped on my Jewish head

Pakistan is no longer energy deficient. LOL

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-08 11:43 PM | Reply

en.wikipedia.org

Economic Survey 2017-18 unfolds that Pakistan's installed capacity to generate electricity has surged up to 29,573MW by February 2018 which stood at 22,812MW in June 2013, showing the growth of 30 percent.

Pakistan's installed capacity to generate electricity has surged up to 33,836 MW by February 2019 which stood at 23,337 MW in 2014, showing the growth of 45 percent in five years.

DUH!

Now that we know your news is ten years (or more) out of date, I guess only dullards like NULLI will be flagging you NW for ever more. LOL

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-08 11:48 PM | Reply

Pakistan's installed capacity to generate electricity has surged up to 33,836 MW

Looks like the grid can only handle 22,000 though.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-11-09 12:44 AM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN

It is 2019 and you still don't have uninterrupted supply. You country is backwards and this further drain on your grid to stop climate change is just one more act of stupidity following around 1400 years worth of stupid decisions.

#10 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-11-09 01:18 AM | Reply

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Looks like the grid can only handle 22,000 though.

It's getting upgraded constantly.

you still don't have uninterrupted supply.

I don't know anyone who has experienced a blackout in the last 2 years.

We have uninterrupted supply.

You country is backwards and this further drain on your grid to stop climate change is just one more act of stupidity following around 1400 years worth of stupid decisions.

And the Hebrew has spoken! LOL

Whatever....

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-09 05:50 AM | Reply

But even if the grid goes offline... everyone and their granma is installing solar. (including myself)

When I can charge my cell phone with solar, run my kitchen with solar, run my computer, fans and lights with solar and the security cams and recorders with solar.. all at the same time.... OF COURSE I can charge a car! LOL!

This is the 21st Century, my dear Hebrew.... we have science. Not like in the good old days when you were busy worshiping your Golden Calf.

#12 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-09 06:04 AM | Reply

When there is demand, they will be made here and prices will crash. Giant lithium factories are planned.

#4 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN AT 2019-11-08 10:49 AM | FLAG:

Doubtful. Cheap labor, but small population size relative to competing countries and minimal local reserves compared to global reserves. Unless there's been a huge discovery recently? Pakistan hasn't even been on the charts of countries with lithium reserves.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-11-09 09:24 AM | Reply

Doubtful

You need to have faith. But no matter... I have plenty.

Pakistan hasn't even been on the charts of countries with lithium reserves.

I don't think Pakistan has even really looked for lithium yet.... they will get motivated once the ball starts rolling, not before. It's how their slacker bureaucratic brains work.

Meanwhile some of the largest reserves of lithium (and other goodies) are right next door in Afghanistan.

And WHO is going to pick up all the nice little pieces of Afghanistan, the US has kindly made? LOL

#14 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-09 10:03 AM | Reply

Afghanistan Has Only One Hope: Lithium

nationalinterest.org
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Weak govt control paves way for lithium smuggling (to Pakistan)

mines.pajhwok.com
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#15 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-11-09 10:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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