In a bid to revolutionise the transport sector in the country, EcoTranzit Company has unveiled Qatar’s first electric vehicle (EV) brand under its exclusive intellectual property rights in a ceremony in the presence and patronage of HE the Ministry of Transport Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti.
The launch event was graced by HE the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali al-Thani, HE the Minister of State and chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority Ahmad al-Sayed, Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani, Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari, and Ashghal president Dr Saad Ahmed al-Mohannadi, alongside other dignitaries, governmental representatives, automotive agencies, and relevant entities.
The groundbreaking endeavour aligns seamlessly with Qatar National Vision 2030 to transform the transportation sector into an environmentally-conscious and sustainable industry. It exemplifies the prevailing global shift towards curbing carbon emissions emanating from conventional vehicles, which significantly contribute to environmental pollution.
During the event, prototypes of EcoTranzit’s electric cars under the VIM brand were unveiled. This noteworthy achievement not only underscores Qatar’s steadfast commitment to curbing carbon emissions but also acknowledges the company’s endeavours in fostering national innovation, empowering the local workforce, and nurturing talent development. By laying the foundation for such industries, these collective efforts will play a pivotal role in driving future localisation.
Being at the forefront of the electric vehicle (EV) and sustainable transportation solutions domain, EcoTranzit, a trailblazing Qatari enterprise, has made significant strides in securing intellectual property rights for an extensive array of electric cars and buses, in collaboration with its esteemed international partners.
This pivotal move serves as the initial stride in the establishment of a comprehensive industry encompassing both lightweight and heavyweight electric vehicles, proudly bearing the VIM brand. In line with this vision, the company has already commenced investments in assembly plants and preliminary production lines, while laying out strategic plans to further cultivate a semi-integrated industry in the near term.
EcoTranzit aims to forge ahead by establishing the inaugural regional centre in collaboration with pertinent authorities, dedicated to the certification of EVs. This esteemed certification centre will diligently verify that electric cars and buses conform to worldwide specifications while upholding Gulf standards, thereby bestowing them with the appropriate accreditation certificates.
EcoTranzit’s foray into the realm of eco-conscious transportation solutions stands as a momentous leap forward within the Qatari and Gulf markets. The company presents state-of-the-art technologies and innovative designs tailored for public, private, and commercial transportation needs.
EcoTranzit has made substantial investments in EV infrastructure and complementary technological systems to offer holistic solutions for the electric transportation ecosystem. Presently, the company engages in the production of diverse public buses, the assembly of electric cars, as well as the provision, installation, and operation of electric chargers and associated technological solutions.
EcoTranzit chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed al-Thani said: “We are thrilled to embark on this remarkable and vital venture within our beloved nation through the introduction of these innovative electric vehicles. Our paramount objective is to redefine the realm of intelligent mobility by offering environmentally conscious vehicles that seamlessly integrate contemporary design, top-notch specifications, and practical models suitable for diverse applications.”
Every vehicle provided by EcoTranzit is equipped with cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art batteries boasting intelligent charging systems, and a diverse array of sophisticated information and communication systems.
These cars encompass extensive safety measures and intelligent electronic connectivity systems, streamlining the charging process with compatible devices. All vehicles meticulously adhere to global and Gulf standard specifications, ensuring top-notch quality and performance.
HE the Ministry of Transport Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti viewing one of the prototypes of EcoTranzit’s electric cars under the VIM brand. PICTURE: Thajudheen.