In Karachi, Audi and Siemens revealed Pakistan’s first and only Ultra-Rapid DC Charging Station, which is equipped with Siemens SICHARGE D series chargers with a power output of up to 160kW. At the opening, Germany’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Hon Bernhard Schlagheck, said:
“I am particularly pleased to be present today at the inauguration of this example of brand new German innovation. The future is electric – we are learning that more and more today in times of climate change and global warming. However, electro-based mobility also requires a corresponding infrastructure. I am pleased that another step in this direction is being taken here today.”
Barrister Murtaza Wahab, Advisor to the Major Minister of Sindh for Law, Government Spokesperson, and Administrator Karachi (KMC), who addressed the gathering as the chief guest, said:
“Karachi must also become a metropolis geared towards the new world of transportation with electric vehicles, which will vastly improve emissions in our city by reducing exhaust fumes from fossil fuels. We need to build up an infrastructure of charging stations. Germany’s innovative technology can lead us in this direction. Let us plug-in Karachi into its electrical future!”
Audi is on the verge of becoming a long-term premium mobility supplier. By 2025, the company expects to have a comprehensive variety of more than 20 completely electric vehicles on the market. The availability of charging infrastructure is critical to its performance and to the transformation’s success. This Ultra-Rapid DC Charging Hub, in collaboration with LIBRA, marks the beginning of a major expansion of Pakistan’s charging infrastructure.
Syed Arshad Raza, CEO of Premier Systems, remarked during the event:
“As announced, 2020 marked the start of Audi in Pakistan’s major electric offensive. We successfully launched the e-tron model range and are already following that up with the next model, the dynamic and fascinating e-tron GT. We can proudly say that Audi is the number #1 brand of any car manufacturer in Pakistan leading this transformation. Audi is also making an important contribution to the urgently needed expansion of the charging infrastructure, and the LIBRA Charging Hub is the first step in achieving this goal.”
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