Ministry of Transport to switch 35 percent of the total vehicles of its fleet and 100 percent of its public transport buses to electric by 2030
25 Apr 2023News
By 2030, the Ministry of Transportation hopes to convert 35% of its fleet's total cars and all of its public transportation buses to electricity.
According to H E Sheikh Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 intends to make Qatar a state capable of attaining sustainable development.
The Minister stated that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) has established an ambitious strategy to achieve sustainable development that relies on clean energy, solar power, and other renewable energy growing electric vehicles a,nd reducing the use of environmental pollutants.
He was speaking in a video message for Earth Day that the Government Communication Office (GCO) posted on its Twitter account.
Every year on April 22, the world observes "Earth Day" to promote environmental awareness and raise public understanding of the myriad problems affecting our planet. "Invest In Our Planet" will serve as the theme of Earth Day 2023.
The Minister of Environment and Climate Change continued, "The government of Qatar has worked over the recent time to encourage all segments of civil society to learn about the local ecology and how to maintain it.
Qatar plans to be an inspiring pioneer in the switch to electric energy, according to Eng Hamad Essa Abdullah, acting assistant undersecretary for land transport affairs at the Ministry of Transport (MoT).
According to Abdullah, "The Ministry of Transport received the Guinness World Record Certificate on October 16, 2022, for Lusail Bus Depot, the Largest Electric Bus Depot.
By 2030, he stated, the Ministry of Transportation hopes to have 100% electric buses and at least 35% of all vehicles running on electricity.
The State of Qatar is happy to highlight the tremendous advancements the country has made in addressing global environmental concerns by advancing sustainable development goals and by supporting environmental and sustainability activities, the GCO tweeted in honour of World Earth Day.
With a capacity for 478 vehicles, the Lusail Bus Depot established a record as the largest electric bus depot in the Guinness World Records Book.
The Depot is the first building in the Middle East to use solar energy; it has 11,000 PV solar panels that can produce 4 megawatts of power per day to supply its buildings.
The 800 megawatt Al Kharsaah Power Plant has emerged as Qatar's most successful renewable energy plant.
By 2035, QatarEnergy hopes to produce solar energy at a rate of 5,000 megawatts (5 gigawatts). For QatarEnergy, construction has begun on two solar power projects with a combined capacity of 875 megawatts—roughly 400 megawatts from each project—in Ras Laffan City and Mesaieed City. By 2024, the nation's solar energy production will have increased to around 1,700 megawatts thanks to these initiatives.