Sazgar Engineering is one of the most reputable automobile manufacturers in Pakistan. Their autorickshaws are popular both in and outside Pakistan. Sazgar Engineering-manufactured rickshaws are exported across the globe, especially in Japan. Now they have also taken over the SUV segment in collaboration with GWM(Great Wall Motors) in Pakistan. Sazgar Engineering is going to launch its EV Rickshaws in Pakistan.
Sazgar Engineering was planning and developing its EV rickshaws and 3-wheelers for a long time. In Pakistan, the term EV is often associated with low-quality and low-performing vehicles but globally EVs are proper and futuristic. Recently the ECC has given the approval for 3 years and 0% markup easy installment plans on E Rickshaws and E-Bikes. Sazgar Engineering EV Rickshaw prices are also circulating in the market.
The Sazgar Engineering EV Rickshaws are available in 3 different battery and output levels. 6.5 kwh, 9kwh, and 11.5kwh battery packs. Not much information is shared about the battery type and charging time. The range is shared which is 100,150 and 200kms respectively. Sazgar has recently joined hands with Daewoo Batteries and probably they are making these batteries locally.
The other things on this EV rickshaw are not as attractive as its price. In fact, the price seems to be very high at first. The base variant is priced at 10 lac rupees while the other two variants are priced at 1.17 & 1.31 Million rupees. For a new technology that is yet to be matured in Pakistan, these are high prices. Rickshaws are marketed towards the working class and they are not much educated either. Probably these EV Rickshaws will be a huge success overseas but not in Pakistan as they are beyond purchasing power of many!