Buses in Doha to go electric

      Published on Monday, 5 October , 2020      447 Views     
Buses in Doha to go electric

  • Doha News

Buses in Doha are set to go electric, with a quarter of the fleet ditching fossil fuels by 2022.

Public buses, government school buses and metrolink feeder buses will all be included in the plans.

According to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, “vigorous efforts” are being made to “execute the electric vehicle strategy MOTC developed with bodies concerned to achieve economic-environmental balance, ensure transportation infrastructure projects sustainability and reduce carbon emissions”.

Under the plans, all Karwa taxis will go electric in the next few years, with 140 electric taxis coming into service this year.

The initial roll out will see these taxis deployed around Hamad International Airport.

Kahramaa will also work together with the MOTC to establish a network of electric vehicle charging devices.

So far, 11 have been installed, and there are plans for 30 more to be completed by the end of 2020. A further 100 will be operational in 2021.

The plans are part of efforts by Qatar to host the first carbon-neutral World Cup in 2022.

Fans will use both the Doha Metro and buses to get to stadiums.

Category Doha News | 2020/10/05 latest update at 9:50 PM
Source : Time Out Doha | Photocredit : Google
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