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Qatar to have all-electric bus fleet by 2030

Currently, electric buses already make up roughly 70% of the public transport fleet

Qatar to have all-electric bus fleet by 2030
[Source photo: Krishna Prasad/Fast Company Middle East]

Qatar is making significant strides towards a greener future for public transportation and aims for a complete transition to electric buses by 2030.

Electric buses already make up roughly 70% of the public transport fleet, said Hamad Ali Al Marri, Director of the Land Transport Licensing Department, speaking at a ceremony organized by the Business Class Advertising Group in Doha. 

He added this shift towards electric vehicles brings many benefits, including reduced energy consumption, lower emissions, and a smaller carbon footprint. Ultimately, these efforts contribute to an improved quality of life for Qatar’s residents.

The Ministry of Transport aims to have at least 35% of vehicles operate using electricity and 100% of electric buses by 2030.

Earlier, the Lusail Bus Depot had set a record in the Guinness World Records Book as the largest electric bus depot with a capacity of 478 buses. 

The event also saw the launch of a book titled Environmental Sustainability in Qatar: Achievements and Challenges, which delves into Qatar’s sustainability efforts across economic, social, and environmental sectors and explores Qatar’s national environmental strategy, the development of sustainable cities within the country, and the Ministry of Municipality’s initiatives in this field. 

The event culminated in the awarding of the Excellence in Sustainability Awards to various companies, including Barwa Real Estate, Al Fardan Group, Mowasalat (Karwa), and Ahli Bank. 

Al Marri emphasized the transport ministry’s dedication to developing infrastructure projects and support services that promote a sustainable transportation system. 

These efforts, he said, have positioned Qatar as a leader in the global transportation sector.

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