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U.S. and LUMS launch e-mobility R&D center for electric vehicles in Pakistan

Lahore, 23 January, 2024 (GNP): Officials from the United States government and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) inaugurated their new, jointly funded e-Mobility Research and Development Center at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering at LUMS’ Lahore campus.

This research and development center aims to help promote widespread use of electric vehicles in Pakistan by supporting advancements in locally designed electric vehicles, battery solutions, associated electronics, and technical standards.

“Today’s event marks the latest milestone in a decades-long partnership between the United States and LUMS,” U.S. Consul General in Lahore Kristin Hawkins said.

“Just as the United States supported LUMS during its founding, we are pleased to support LUMS as it takes on today’s modern challenges and opportunities through innovative research and education efforts.”

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The new research and development center was established as part of the U.S.-Pakistan “Green Alliance” framework, a collaborative effort to address environmental challenges and promote sustainable development.

Present at the event were representatives from LUMS, EV and battery manufacturing industry, and USAID’s Power Sector Improvement Activity.

LUMS Provost Dr. Tariq Jadoon offered words of appreciation for the U.S. government’s ongoing support toward achieving a clean, efficient, and reliable energy sector in Pakistan and for laying a strong foundation for sustainable and inclusive growth in partnership with the private sector in the country