Doha: Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is planning to set up 400 electric car charging stations by the end of 2022 to encourage the use of electric and hybrid vehicles in Qatar. Â Kahramaa, represented by the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), inaugurated 8th electric car charging station at Qatar Scientific Club.
The inauguration is a continuation of the first phase of the launch of electric car charging stations in Qatar as part of the green vehicles initiative to provide a clean, healthy and safe environment for future generations.
On the occasion of the inauguration, the Conservation and Energy Efficiency Department Manager in Kahramaa, Eng. Abdulaziz Al Hammadi, said the station is a continuation of the efforts of Kahramaa, represented by Tarsheed, for the preparation of the necessary infrastructure for electric vehicles in the country, where 400 stations are planned to be established in cooperation with the private sector by the end of 2022 in the context of encouraging electric and hybrid vehicles in Qatar.
Managing Director of Qatar Scientific Club Fatima Al Mohannadi said that since the announcement of Kahramaa that it has started to install the electric vehicle charging stations in Qatar, the club worked on being one of the first to support of this positive initiative.
Siemens Qatar, the partner of this technology initiative, delivers electric charging stations that provide ease of use, safety and energy management.
Siemens Qatar will also provide training in operation and use as well as maintenance of vehicle chargers stations.
Kahramaa launched seven electric vehicle charging stations in 2018 in the areas of Kahramaa Main Building, Kahramaa Awareness Park Building, Al Fardan Towers, St. Regis Hotel, and Kempinski Pearl Resort. In addition, two electric car charging stations for buses have been inaugurated at the headquarters of Mowasalat, and two electric car charging stations will be inaugurated at Qatar Foundation.
Source: The Peninsula Qatar