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The Real Story of NK Smart Car; Its Price, Pros, and Cons

Does it sound correct to find a brand new car at a price tag of PKR 50,000? Honestly, even the flagship mobile phones are even costlier. However, a not-so-famous seller recently tricked people into believing NK Smart Car was available for this unbelievable price tag.

If you are only interested in this car’s pricejump to the segment below and save time.

Forget about the price, for now; the NK smart car works on the battery instead of conventional fuel. Since there is no engine, there is no need to change oil, filter, or any other component that traditional car owners usually do regularly.

These vehicles are commonly called mini electric cars or urban microcars, but Khurram Aftab, the sole agent of this Chinese manufactured car, likes to call it NK Smart Car, whom we came across after a Facebook post raised our curiosity.

“My idea for introducing the smart car in the Pakistani market was to make the lives of people hassle-free who frequently buy fake parts for their vehicles and keep wasting their time and money. This mini car does not need oil and air filters because it runs on a battery. The concept is to save time and money.”, Khurram told while explaining his product.

Khurram believes that people should convert to environment-friendly solutions. He says that Pakistan’s air pollution is increasing because of plenty of rickshaws, taxis, and heavy buses on roads congested.

“An average vehicle keeps consuming petrol/diesel even when it is at a signal, whereas NK Smart Car stops using battery power whenever it is stationary,” he continued.

So what’s the real price of NK Smart Car?

NK Smart Car is nothing new as we usually see such electronic vehicles on Airports, Hotels, and Golf Courses in various countries. So first thing first, the price is no way PKR 50K. It sounds like a marketing gimmick for getting a massive response from the buyers. 

As we write this story, the NK Smart Car is on sale for PKR 0.6 million, Yes, PKR 600,000.

In reality, Khurram had announced that the first 100 buyers could book it for PKR 50,000 and the remaining to be paid later.

NK smart car front white
NK smart car front white
NK smart car front
NK smart car front

The price is very high for a car made of fiber and can accommodate only two persons. The Facebook fan page of NK Smart Car also displays dozens of comments from the public who disapprove of the price the seller is asking for the vehicle.

According to him, his car is better than Suzuki Mehran in the economy.

“If you purchase Suzuki Mehran for a price of PRK 0.7 million, you will have to keep dealing with various factors as it needs a lot of maintenance, which is not the case with this smart car,” Khurram argued.

The battery is the major component of this car, which has a lifespan of 500 charges. After that, you will need to buy a new one for PKR 7000.

There are ambiguities

Although the seller tries to convince about the performance, however, there are various unanswered areas;

  1. If this car can bear the wrath of heavy rains and water-filled roads during the rain? Most of our metro cities look like a pool whenever there is rainfall.
  2. There is no AC on board. Instead, there is a little blue color 12 volts fan installed on the dashboard, which we usually see inside Suzuki pickups.
  3. Does it look nice or serve any purpose during Pakistan’s hot weather, which spans over eight months?
NK smart car interior
NK smart car interior

The battery of the smart car takes 4 to 7 hours to get charged fully. There are no charging sockets available in public parking places, unlike the developed world where electronic cars are a part of routine life. On longer routes, you might not find a charging socket easily.

There is no workshop or parts available in the market, although Khurram says that he would provide home service if there happens an issue with the car.

Any car that comes on roads has to get prior approval from the Engineering Development Board (EDB), which endorses the safety and specs of the vehicle, but Khurram believes there is no need to speak to the government as it is a four-wheel vehicle. The requirement to obtain a clearance certificate arises for a three-wheel vehicle. “We have paid all the duties and taxes of this car,” he elaborated.

It consumes no petrol but increases your electricity bill.

According to him, it consumes 40 units of electricity before it gets fully charged. If you charge it every day, it will add 1200 units to your LESCO bill or at least 600 units if you skip a day. During peak hours, the LESCO rate is PKR 15 per unit, and an off-peak hour unit costs around PKR 9.5. The following table shows what additional burden the charging of this smart car may add to your monthly bill.

Monthly UnitsUnitsOff-Peak Bill (approx)Peak Bill (approx)
If charged 30 days1200PKR 11,400PKR 18,000
If charged 15 days600PKR 5,700PKR 9,000
NK smart car battery charger
NK smart car battery charger

No matter how poorly manufactured Suzuki Mehran is but at the end of the day, it is a car that is accepted by a vast majority in Pakistan.

Unconvinced for buying something that costs nearly 15% less than the tiny Mehran and giving no feel of a decent car compelled us to look for the actual price on the internet. After a little research, we could find a few vendors on alibaba.com where this smart car is available for USD 2,727 – if you buy a single unit.

In Pakistan, the price equals PKR 286,335, excluding local duties and taxes. A single unit price cannot go beyond PKR 430,000 if 50% duty is imposed on it.

The duty on such vehicles which are used in golf courses and airports is not more than 5%, Khurram told during the conversation.

86 thoughts on “The Real Story of NK Smart Car; Its Price, Pros, and Cons”

  1. Adeel Ahmed Awan

    dear khurram, i am interested to buy this mini car, i am from Peshawar how can i see this vehicle an d where, once its battery fully charged then what is its millage.

  2. Found this lost on PakWheels Facebok page. Its not what he is claiming. He is demanding 6 fuking lacs for this piece of shit. Dual standards.


    Unmatched Extraordinary Features – No Petrol – No Oil – No Maintenance – Automatic Gear -Charge Car at home/office the way you charge your Mobile,It’s Family car for 3-4 Persons- After complete charge can Drive 120 Km – Enjoy Light Weight , Fashionable – Comfortable Smart Car -Start saving today

    Search in Facebook – NK smart cars

    Price Rs 6 Lac only

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  3. i want to purchase this mini car. where is this show room.

    kindly sent me the location on this cell no

  4. I want to buy this mini car.

    What is the procedure and from where I got this.
    Is this mini car in Pakistan ????

  5. i live in hyderabad i want to buy this car. is any dealer in hyderabad. please send me contact number. and what is the price of this car.

  6. Asalamoalikum Dear Pakistani’s. i am in China and base on experience i like to share some facts. Remember its a good car for those countries where you have electricity supply not like our country and this kind of electric vehicle or cars need at least 12 to 15 hours battery charging time. and in our country even in big cities we have electric load shedding so charging it very difficult. and its true this kind of cars dont need a lot maintenance in country where road are good not like our country another bad point. and also remember it dont have gear mostly it has 3 gears and not like petrol cars. and one more it point when it comes to road with elevation this car is on battery so again it wont work very well. i have one in china i am using it so i know better. and one more point in cold weather this cars battery sucks dont give you good performance. and its battery life is 2 years if you charge it in proper way…. when i say proper its mean proper. so Please my Pakistani brothers in Pakistan dont be get fool by this guys who is selling you this car. dont buy …. take care .. hope you understand me well. and for Khurram Bhai if you want to bring anything good in Pakistan form China so buy electric paddle rechargeable e bikes which is more cheap and more effective to ride and affordable by our people. and easy to handle with very very low maintenance charges….. wasalam .. any one got pain with my comment please keep the pain inside you i need to help those who are doing to be tricked by this car business….

    1. Assalamo alaikm bro I appreciate u 2 give us this info me also going 2 buy this but u said that e bike which is that is this available in Pakistan n how much is this.
      My number is 03224708949

    1. Mudassar Jehangir

      Hello Ghulam, The importer of this car was in the comment area as well. Please note the contact detail of the importer of the above car. In case someone wants to buy it;
      Name: Mr. Khurram
      Ph: 0300-8231420

      This is the only number we had when we talked to him at the time of running this story. We are not sure if he is still dealing or not. But please feel free to contact him.

  7. Where to buy this car in lahore contact me i am seriously interested to buy this car contact me plz 03084349471

      1. Ye mini car main nay khardi Hai agar aap nay leani Hai to contact no 03245135935 par rabta kar lain

  8. Aoa, Dear Sir, We want to purchase this electric taxi. we live in Lahore. Please also provide your address of showroom.


  10. Is ko charge krne pe jtna bill aega is se acha patrol nhi he kia? Monthly 11000 bill banega to patrol to itna nhi lgta yar month me

  11. Always we Pakistani Try to earn money a run. This is also like this, When they will sell the required cars they will run from the Market. As already many people come to Market with these kinds of offers on Cars and Motor Bikes.
    So please Think before buying this kind of cars.

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