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Oman’s first electric car to make its debut this year

The five-seater Alive 1 made by Omani company Mays can drive 510 kms on a single charge Mays
The five-seater Alive 1 made by Omani company Mays can drive 510 kms on a single charge

Omani electric vehicle (EV) maker Mays will debut its first model this year.

The company will unveil the locally-developed ‘Alive 1’ by the end of the year, which will cost OMR15,000 ($38,964), according to a post on Instagram.

The company’s website says the five-seater EV can drive 510 km on a single charge. The battery can be turbo charged in 30 minutes.

In another statement on the social messaging app X, Mays said it plans to increase production in the first year following an unexpected volume of orders.

The EV maker plans to produce various parts locally to reduce manufacturing costs.

In January, Said Hamood Al Maawali, the Omani minister for transport, communications and IT, said that the Gulf state plans to have 22,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030 as part of its decarbonisation strategy.

A combination of technological advancements and robust charging infrastructure will accelerate the adoption of EVs, he said.

The country’s EV charging infrastructure will expand to include 350 public chargers across key arterial and public roads by 2026, the minister said.

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