The Ministry of Transport aims to make 35 percent of its total vehicles and 100 percent of its public transport buses electric by 2030.

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, HE Sheikh Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani said Qatar National Vision 2030 aims to transform Qatar into a state capable of achieving sustainable development.

“The MoECC has set an ambitious strategy to achieve sustainable development which relies on clean energy, solar power and other renewable energy expanding electric transportation and limiting the use of environmental pollutants,” the Minister said in a video the Government Communication Office shared on its Twitter handle.

In the same video, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Land Transport Affairs at the Ministry of Transport (MoT) Eng Hamad Essa Abdullah said Qatar intends to be an inspiring leader in the transition to electric energy, citing Lusail Bus Depot’s Guinness World Record Certificate for being the

largest electric bus depot with the capacity for 478 buses. The depot is the first in the Middle East to rely on solar power as it includes 11,000 PV solar panels to generate 4 megawatts a day to feed its buildings with needed power.

He said that the MoT aims to have at least 35 percent of vehicles operate using electricity and 100 percent of buses electric by 2030.

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