Islamabad: Electric cars, it is widely believed, are the future, and the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan agrees. So say goodbye to smoke-belching, ear-blasting motorcycle rickshaws and say hello to the Zar Motors Z5. The new Chinese-made transport is powered solely by electricity. Seven hours plugged into a standard outlet provides enough power for about 120 kilometers. A two-hour rapid charge can deliver enough for just over 60km. Equipped with solar panels on its rooftop, the Z5 holds the charge, adding more kilometers to its range. The new three-wheelers have room for a driver and three passengers. It has two headlights, a digital instrument cluster, and cup holders, and comes with a stylish metallic paint job, setting it apart from its clunky gasoline-powered predecessors.   

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