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Qatar: Govt Plans To Establish Electric Charging Stations

Qatar: Govt Plans To Establish Electric Charging Stations

Charging points will be provided at public places to encourage the step towards environmentally-friendly means of transportation.

Qatar has publicized “Green Car” initiative, a plan to increase electric and hybrid vehicles in the country to 10% by 2030, to reduce carbon emissions. Charging points will be provided at public places to encourage the step towards environmentally-friendly means of transportation.

Minister of Transport of Communication; Minister of Energy and Industry, H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, and President of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramma), Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari signed a partnership agreement to introduce the project.

“The project will be implemented in two phases - from 2017 to 2022, during which the share of electric and hybrid vehicles will be increased to two to four percent and gradually it will increase to 10 percent by 2030. environmentally-friendly means of transportation," said Dr Al Sada.

Minister of Transport and Communications said, “This initiative will encourage motorists to have electric and hybrid vehicles because the necessary infrastructure will be built to meet the requirements of such cars. It will also encourage the car dealers and other investors to join the business. To provide electricity to such cars, the fuel stations will be equipped with necessary charging machines and separate charging stations will be built to serve the purpose.”

Essa Bin Hilal Al Kuwari, President of Kahrama said, “Ministry of Transport and Communication would make the rules and regulation and provide other facilities to encourage the importers of hybrid and electric cars and they might be given incentive to import such vehicles. Kahramaa in collaboration with existing fuel service stations across the country will set up electric cars charging stations and an agreement will be made with owners of shopping malls, hotels and other public places to install charging machines at their facilities.” Source: Peninsula PWKD12052017

Last modified onSunday, 14 May 2017 07:51
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