Almost half of all Bangladeshis to use electric vehicles by 2050: DESCO

  • December 6, 2023

The government plans to bring nearly half of the country’s population to electric car facilities within two decades. This will result in a major change in fuel consumption and a huge amount of money saved. According to the “Integrated Energy and Power Masterplan 2023”, by 2050, 50 percent of the country’s population will be covered by electric vehicles.

The government has started taking initiatives to implement that plan. Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) has developed a charging station for the use of electric vehicles. It is expected that implementation will be easier if other investors gradually join the initiative.

DESCO Managing Director Kawsar Amir Ali said that if the use of electric vehicles increases, the number of charging stations will be increased gradually. Apart from easybikes and battery rickshaws, there are no electric vehicles in the country yet. The government plans to electrify 40% of private cars and 10% of buses and trucks by 2050.

Recently, Dhaka North City has emphasized on importing electric buses. Now there are buses in the market that can travel up to 300 km on a single charge. Again in case of private car it is possible to go up to 300 to 500 km.

Source: Dhaka Tribune