New buses and trucks to use ecofriendly diesel in Qatar from next year.
10 November 2021, 12:00 AM
30 November 2021, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Transport is working on completing the requirements necessary for switching the buses and trucks to ecofriendly, ultralow sulfur diesel.
This comes in the context of the Ministry’s policy for using clean diesel fuel, equivalent to the EURO 5 diesel, on all Qatar’s imports of buses and trucks, starting with the models manufactured for 2023.
This is done in collaboration with the Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology (QS), the General Directorate of Traffic, Qatar Energy and several other relevant entities.
Euro 5 diesel is designed as sulfur-free diesel which promotes lower vehicle emission and is cleaner for the environment.
Qatar Energy will provide all transportation sector’s needs of EURO5-equivalent diesel fuel to be used on many buses and trucks countrywide, thus significantly reducing carbon emissions and pollution.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transport had coordinated with the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) in developing a policy for electric and hybrid vehicles for the State of Qatar, aiming at securing the country’s needs of clean energy permanently and regularly, in addition to identifying the alternatives to secure them, thus contributing effectively to achieving Qatar’s 2nd National Development Strategy (2018- 2022) and QNV2030.