Qatar ranked ninth in electric vehicle readiness according to GEMRIX 2023
19 Oct 2023News
According to the most recent assessment on global electric vehicle (EV) mobility, Qatar is placed ninth in terms of preparedness for electric vehicles. The world's premier management consulting firm, Arthur D. Little (ADL), has created the "Global Electric Mobility Readiness Index (GEMRIX) 2023," which demonstrates the nation's dedication to sustainable mobility and alignment with Qatar National Vision 2030.
The third version of the research, called GEMRIX 2023, covers 35 markets on every continent, making it the most comprehensive market readiness indicator for electric vehicles currently offered by the industry. The usage of electric vehicles has increased significantly worldwide since the report's 2022 publication. China emerges as a strong competitor, but Norway stays the world leader in EV preparedness.
By 2030, the Ministry of Transportation wants all of its buses used for public transportation and thirty-five percent of all of its fleet vehicles to be electric. The deal between gasoline merchant Woqod and Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) on November 30, 2022, was a crucial component of this endeavour. With intentions to expand, they have committed to installing 37 DC fast-charging units for electric vehicles at Woqod stations.
The commitment of the Qatari government was highlighted by Joseph Salem, Partner and Practise Lead for Travel and Transportation at Arthur D. Little Middle East. He said, "Qatar's ambitious EV vision is supported by strong policy frameworks, and the growing charging infrastructure is fuelling the growth of EVs on the country's roads." Qatar wants to become an innovative, sustainable economy, hence the government's push for EV adoption is essential.
Strong legislative frameworks and consumer inclination in Qatar are paving the way for a revolutionary move towards electric vehicles. The government's aggressive goals and cooperative efforts with the commercial sector serve as another evidence of their dedication to sustainable transportation.
These include promoting the use of personal EV charging devices for private usage and growing the infrastructure for charging. When taken as a whole, these initiatives not only satisfy the present need but also establish Qatar as a rising star in the field of electric vehicles. Qatar is well-positioned to achieve its "National Vision 2030" and establish a standard for sustainable innovation in the area with sustained attention and investment.