Final batch of electric buses for World Cup duty reaches Qatar. Hamad Port receives 130 electric buses.
27 April 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
Hamad Port has received 130 electric buses, the last batch of a total of 741 units Qatar ordered for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The fleet of e-buses will be fully operated by Mowasalat (Karwa) embedded in the country's public transit system, thus creating a lasting legacy of clean energy mass transit after the championship.
The full delivery of Qatar's electric bus order is setting the stage for transforming 25% of the bus fleet of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to electric.
This shows Qatar's commitment to world's clean energy solutions for transportation and backing the hosting of an exceptional, ecofriendly, and carbon-neutral world cup. The fleet of electric buses comes in the context of supporting the execution of the plan of action of the strategy of transitioning to electric vehicles that the Ministry developed in association with the bodies concerned.
During 2022, electric buses will be used on metrolink services. They will also be used on public transit routes that will basically operate in Doha City, in addition to deploying them in Lusail City and Al Khor.
There will be over 200 operational and administrative staff and over 3000 drivers for the operations of the e-bus fleet. Mowasalat (Karwa) has already begun electrifying public transit routes. In 2023 and beyond, electric buses will be used on 44 metrolink routes and 48 public transit routes.