LUMS conducts seminar on battery electric vehicles

The Lahore University of Management Sciences recently organized a seminar for the stakeholders of battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

The seminar, held at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), focused on the industry’s readiness for manufacturing BEVs in Pakistan. It also featured the latest research and viability of the concept, in addition to addressing policy and manufacturing challenges.

The seminar was part of the research efforts being spearheaded at LUMS by faculty members, Dr Muhammad Shakeel Sadiq Jajja and Dr Syed Zahoor Hassan, with the support of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Energy Centre, Islamabad.

Dr Haritha Saranga from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) participated in the event via Skype.

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The event was attended by automobile manufacturers, including Atlas Honda, Honda Cars, Porsche Centre Lahore, and Indus Motor Company Limited (Toyota). Other manufacturers, including Millat Equipment Limited, Treet Bikes, United Motors, Volvo-VPL, Road Prince, Sazgar Engineering Works Limited, Songuo Motors, Jolta Motors, and Power Electronics Pakistan, were in attendance as well.

The seminar was inaugurated by SDSB Honourary Dean Dr Alnoor Bhimani, who emphasized the need for effective policymaking and legislation to enact long term changes.

Dr Syed Zahoor Hassan then led the audience through the basics of battery electric vehicle technology and various technical details. Vehicle market segmentation and global trends in the US, Europe, and China were also discussed.

Dr Saranga pointed out the massive cost of oil imports in India, and how the government has been adopting policies to promote the use of battery electric vehicles through subsidies and incentives for local manufacturers.

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  1. I’m grateful for Profit Pakistan Today for the wonderful coverage of Seminar inaugurated by SDSB Honorary Dean Dr. Al Noor Bhimani emphasizing need for effective policy making, legislation, to enact long term changes, which I’m not sure if our Honorable Founder/Chair Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association., Karachi. 13September LUMS for BEVs, Dr. M. Shakeel, Sadiq Jajja, Dr. Syed Zahoor hassan with support from SAARC Energy Center Islamabad.
    Dr. Haritha Saranga from Indian Institute of Management Banglore (IIMB) participated via Skype.
    This is the best thing to happen in Pakistan for the Climate Change etc.
    I was invited by Ratan Tata Chairman Tata Motors to participate at the inaugural ceremony of Nano India’s first compact/cheapest car in the world with the automobile sector from Pakistan at that time.
    My humble suggestion to please arrange another program with PAMA (Pakistan Automobile Manufacturer Association) affiliated JAMA (Japan Auto Manufacturer Association) .
    I shall be obliged for the program details and necessary papers read to go thru, and to arrange similar program with the PAMA. Best wishes

  2. We are mostly using imported fossil fuel to generate electricity in Pakistan, so I wonder how it helps in any of the two causes – environment and savings ?
    We import fossil fuel so we pay the $ we burn it to produce electricity so we put carbon in the environment
    Add to this the losses of converting one form of energy to the other
    What’s the point ?

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