Jaxeri Automotive (Pvt.) Ltd., the pioneer in creating indigenous electric vehicles in Pakistan, is set to launch a fully-electric compact SUV in the country by 2025.
Mr. Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, the Chairman of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), recently visited the local Research and Development (R&D) facility of Jaxeri Automotive.
The company briefed the PEC chairperson about their progress in the field of car manufacturing during the meeting. They also shared information about the development of a fully electric small SUV.
Representatives from Jaxeri Automotive emphasized that the upcoming SUV will be designed and manufactured locally. The anticipated timeline for the SUV’s launch in Pakistan is in the year 2025.
Jaxeri Nur-E 75: Last year, Jaxeri unveiled the prototype of the Nur-E 75 electric hatchback on August 14, 2022. The development of this prototype was overseen by the DICE Foundation, a US-based NGO managed by Pakistanis. The Nur-E 75 aimed to make a mark in the economy car market.
The Nur-E 75 features a single electric motor with 107HP/200Nm, capable of reaching a top speed of 127 Km/hr. Its 35 KWh battery is expected to provide a range of 200 kilometers, and it takes about 7-8 hours for a regular charge and 2 hours for a fast charge.
The Chairman of the DICE Foundation stated that commercial production of Nur-E 75 is planned to commence around Q4 2024, with approximately 60% of its parts being produced locally. However, considering Pakistan’s economic conditions, car prices at that time might increase.
Jaxeri Automotive’s plans to introduce an electric compact SUV mark a significant step forward in Pakistan’s journey towards sustainable and locally-produced electric vehicles.