Minister Witnesses Level 4 Fully Autonomous Electric Minibuses Test Operation
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This comes in line with the country’s plan to provide safe, reliable, and accessible transportation facilities during the FIFA World Cup 2022, with electric buses set to be used as the main mode of service during the tournament.
Over the past few years, authorities in Qatar have been working towards transforming public transportation to full-electric, including public bus services, government school buses, and Doha Metro’s buses.
This aims to reduce harmful carbon emissions caused by conventional buses in less than a decade from now, in addition to achieving efforts to maintain environmental sustainability.
A year from now, almost 25% of the public transit bus fleet in Qatar are expected to become electric, while by 2030, most of the buses and public transportation will gradually become electric.
An integrated network of electric car chargers are also being integrated across the country in order to support the ministry’s plan to gradually transform the electric transport system.