Today, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change organized the Electric (EV) and Hybrid Vehicles (HEV) Exhibition at the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, as part of its efforts to preserve the environment, reduce carbon emissions, and encourage the use of modern environmentally friendly means of transportation. The exhibition witnessed the presence of a large number of diverse owners of these vehicles.
The event organized in cooperation between the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, represented by the Green Development and Environmental Sustainability Department, and Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Thani, the expert in technology and EVs, and in the presence of a number of owners of the latest models of EVs and HEVs, where the public was able to hold many dialogues and discussions with the owners of these vehicles, in order to learn about their features, advantages and importance in preserving the environment.
Sheikh Dr. Saud bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Director Green Development and Environmental Sustainability Department of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, emphasized in this regard that the Ministry’s role in such events is to encourage citizens to own hybrid and electric vehicles, which protect the environment and lower carbon emissions. The Ministry expectations that by 2025, 25% of cars on the road in the State of Qatar will be electric.
The event attracted a large number of people interested in Electric Vehicles (EVs) from all over the State of Qatar, according to the Director of the Department of Green Development and Environmental Sustainability. These owners gave the public an exclusive opportunity to learn everything there was to know about EVs. Additionally, he noted that the State of Qatar is expanding the development of charging stations for these cars and working on preparing its infrastructure through a committee made up of several government entities, in which the Ministry is a partner. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change takes responsibility for encouraging citizens to own these environmentally friendly vehicles by educating the public about them and outlining their benefits.
On the other hand, Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Thani, the expert in Cybersecurity and EVs, explained that the event organized today was well attended, as we presented during the event comprehensive information about EVs, the best brands and how to use them, and the event also provided the best solutions to some of the issues faced by owners of these vehicles in Qatar.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Thani explained that the Qatari market is still limited in these types of vehicles, as it is expected that the owners of this category will increase during the next few years, especially with the expansion of the state in the establishment of infrastructure represented in the establishment of charging stations, which have spread throughout Doha very significantly, pointing out that one of the advantages of these vehicles is to preserve the environment, in addition to that they are economical and travel large distances through their low-cost shipments, noting that he advises everyone who wants Buying an electric car with Gulf specifications to be air-conditioned in the atmosphere of the Gulf countries.
EVs and HEVs are among the most important innovations in modern transportation, as they contribute effectively to reducing carbon emissions and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. These vehicles are known for their high energy efficiency and low operating cost compared to conventional cars.
EVs are an environmentally friendly option because they do not produce polluting gases that are harmful to air quality, making them an important element in Qatar’s local and global efforts to mitigate climate change and protect the environment. HEVs offer a combination of fuel efficiency and environmental performance, combining an internal combustion engine and an electric motor to improve overall efficiency and reduce emissions. Encouraging the use of these types of vehicles is a major step towards achieving sustainable development and preserving our natural resources for future generations.