While continuing its sustainability practices and efforts to reduce carbon emission, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), represented by the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), will set up 150 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the country in 2023.
Engineer Mohamed Khalid al-Sharshani, head of the technical section at Tarsheed, told Qatar TV that these stations will serve the consumers while helping the country achieve its sustainability goals.
“Last year, while preparing for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we set up around 100 electric vehicle charging stations. We are looking to expand the network to 600 to 1,000 fast charging stations by 2025,” al-Sharshani said. The electric charging stations will be established across Qatar in cooperation with various stakeholders including the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) and the Ministry of Transport and Communication (MoTC).
Meanwhile, Kahramaa tweeted that it’s making great efforts to keep Qatar vibrant and achieve sustainability in transport, energy and water sectors while spreading awareness and implementing environmental initiatives at the national level.
Kahramaa noted that eight electric charging stations were established with the World Cup stadiums while it supported public transportation through its charging stations. Also, Kahramaa added, an agreement was signed with Qatar Fuel (Woqod) to supply, install and operate 37 charging units for electric vehicles (EV) at Woqod stations distributed over 22 sites across Qatar.
Ultra-fast and highly efficient, these units can charge cars in less than half an hour and this comes within the many initiatives undertaken by Kahramaa to establish and expand the electric charging network for cars, in response to the strategy adopted by MoT in this regard.
While hosting the World Cup, Kahramaa, in cooperation with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), launched the 'Sustainability Zone' initiative in the Kahramaa Awareness Park, to introduce the FIFA World Cup fans to the environmental sustainability efforts associated with the tournament.