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Minister of Transport Witnesses Level 4 Fully Autonomous Electric Minibuses Test Operation

01 Nov, 2021 08:27 AMMinistry of Transport (MOT)Intended Audience
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Minister of Transport HE Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti today witnessed the test operation of level 4 fully autonomous electric minibuses conducted by Mowasalat (Karwa) in cooperation with Yutong- a Chinese manufacturer of electric buses.

He also took a tour at Karwa and was briefed on the company’s operational plan for the upcoming FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, which begins this November 30 and sees the deployment of the first batch of electric buses to serve the fans of the event. He also inspected the public transit bus plans in general.

The test operation comes within the framework of executing the electric vehicle strategy the Ministry developed with bodies concerned. The strategy backs the country’s agenda for a green future by contributing to striking an economic-environmental balance in a way that ensures the sustainability of transportation sector’s infrastructure projects, as well as modernizing the modes of transportation through deploying alternative, clean energy in step with latest universal ecofriendly systems to reduce harmful carbon emissions and, therefore, create a clean, healthy and safe environment for generations to come.

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