Govt issues circular clarifying duty and taxes on Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Hybrid Electric Cars

The government of Pakistan recently issued a circular on 5th October 2018, in which it clarifies that under the SRO 499(I)/2013, the duties and taxes that were exempted on the Hybrid Electric Vehicles only apply to the Full Hybrid cars.  


As per the owner of Jumbo Clearing Agency, Mr. Arghan, the customs officials face difficulty in recognizing whether the car is a Hybrid Electric Vehicle or not and people often make false claims to get past the customs. So, now under this circular, the cars that will have an Electric Vehicle (EV) button will only be exempted from paying the duties and taxes, and others won’t qualify under this exemption.

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Earlier this year, on 27th April 2018, the previous Finance Minister Dr. Miftah Ismail proposed tax relaxation on electric vehicles, which got approved later and the customs duty reduced to 25% from 50% with an exemption of 15% RD.

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  1. So now tesla will not have duty ? :thinking:

  2. dakoon says:

    The circular looks fake . Look at how the fonting is done .where the 1st floor word is going .
    Then look at the date above written with pen .
    The sl number above and below don’t match
    Even the logos don’t align with each other .
    Rest of the post mortem I leave to @k-four-nine

  3. It may look like a vaguely written document in Victorian era British English, printed on ردی کاغذ but...

    That's what makes it legit! That's our government's official فرمان, no doubt!

    The dummies didn't even bother to mention exactly how far or for how long a vehicle must be able to operate on electric power alone to be legally classified as a so called 'fully hybrid vehicle'.

    Lastly, a hybrid is a hybrid. There's no full and partial car hybridization, as far as I know. And EVs are NOT hybrids because they lack an internal combustion engine and use electric motor(s) as the sole source of propulsion but...

    Who cares?!

  4. so this means prius will have 25% duty or will it br completely duty free

  5. Last time i checked prius has EV BUTTON which means it will have no duty at all?

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