Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) represented by the National Program for Conservation and Energy Efficiency "Tarsheed" has launched "the Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Guideline in the State of Qatar" on its website
The guide answers all questions related to the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging units for both the government and private sectors. This is particularly with regard to the selection of chargers, types of charging equipment, and general specifications and that must be available in any charger, including charging capacity, charging current, payment collection options, screen and display, charge-point protocol, IP rating, connection quality and warranty for hardware.
The joint work team between KAHRAMAA and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications has issued this guideline and its technical specifications for chargers and infrastructure equipment are approved by KAHRAMAA, the exclusive provider of electricity in the State. This is as a supportive step to raise awareness among those who wish to install charging units for electric vehicles, whether in the governmental, commercial or industrial sectors.
It is worth noting that the joint team between KAHRAMAA represented by the Conservation and Energy Efficiency Department and the MOTC represented by the Technical Affairs Department, receives many requests to install charging units from different entities in the country. Its role is to ensure that all requests comply with the standards and specifications and are in line with the state’s plans set in this regard to implement electric vehicles strategy. Interested entities can contact the team to check requests on the e-mail: Echargerstaskforce@motc.gov.qa. The team will soon announce the online submission link to study all incoming applications.