March 24, 2010

PSQCA deliberates on Electric Motorcycle & Emission Limits


Ecologically, Electric Vehicles are a blessing, creating no pollution hazards and not necessary dependent on natural resources for their fuel. PSQCA appreciates holistically the Electric Mopeds, which are ideal for about 50 Km trips with recharging between journeys and suggested to produce lighter batteries with better power capacity.

Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority, Standards Development Center, Automobile Division held a meeting of Technical Committee (ATC-09) on Two Wheeler Motorcycles (Electric Motorcycles/ Mopeds/ Scooters) on 28-01-2010 in SDC Networking Room at 1st floor, 39-Garden Road, Saddar, Karachi.


Razi-ur-Rahman (M/s Atlas Honda Ltd.) chaired the meeting. The technical experts, technologists, stakeholders and Government Officials attended the meeting. The members were invited for an open discussion on the salient features.

During interpretation of draft specifications some amendments/ corrections were made and it was unanimously resolved by the house that the specifications of Electric Motorcycle/ Mopeds/ Scooters should be incorporated in the existing Pakistan Standard i.e. PS: 4707-08(R) in a separate table Clause No.10.

It was also resolved that the draft should be re-casted accordingly. After detailed discussion and necessary amendments/ corrections, with the concurrence of house the specifications of Two Wheelers (Electric Motorcycle/ Mopeds/ Bicycle) were approved subjective to corrections/ amendments advised by the technical committee. The draft specifications were tentatively approved by the chairman.

The following participants attended the meeting.

i)          Razi-ur-Rahman, General Manager, (HR / Admin & Corporate Affairs), M/s. Atlas Honda Limited, Lahore.

ii)         Muhammad Hussain Shah, Deputy Director (Construction), M/s National Highway Authority, Karachi.

iii)         Qalander Ali Gardezi, Country Manager, Pakistan; M/s C. Co. Electric Motorcycles Pvt. Ltd., Multan.

iv)        Syed Abid Raza, Manager Quality Assurance, M/s General Tyre & Rubber Co. of Pakistan Ltd., Karachi.

v)         Javed, Manager Quality Assurance, M/s DYL Motorcycles, Karachi.

vi)        Najeeb-ur-Rehman, Sr. Manager, M/s Pak Suzuki Motor Company Ltd., Karachi.

vii)        Asim Siddiqui, HSE Advisor, M/s Abraj Energy Services, Karachi.

viii)       S.R.A. Naqvi, Area Manager, M/s Sazgar Engg. Works, Lahore.

ix)        Tauseef Ahmed Khan, Regional Manager, M/s Metro Hi-Tech, Karachi.

x)         Rizwan Memon, Manager Sales & Service, M/s. Super Asia Motorcycle Pvt. Ltd.,


xi)        Farhan Imad, D.M. (TMD), M/s Pak Suzuki Motor Co., Karachi.

xii)        Ata Muhammad Shad, Co-Coordinator, M/s Suleman Auto Ind., Muridkey, Lahore.

xiii)       Izhar Ahmed, Manager Corp. Affairs, M/s Atlas Honda Ltd., Karachi.

xiv)       Muhammad Hassan Keerio, Assist. Director (Electrical Division), SDC-PSQCA, Karachi.

xv)       Khalid Kifah, DGM (Technical Services), M/s S.M.E.D.A., Lahore.

xvi)       Engr. Ashfaque Ahmed Ujjan, Assistant Director/ In charge (Automobile Division) Secretary to the technical committee.

-Published on page # 9 in March-2010 issue of MOBILE WORLD Magazine

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