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Oman targets 22,000 EVs on its roads by 2030

'The public electric charging infrastructure is currently undergoing upgrades,' said transport minister Said Hamood Al Maawali Thomson Reuters/Eric Gaillard
'The public electric charging infrastructure is currently undergoing upgrades,' said transport minister Said Hamood Al Maawali

Oman plans to have 22,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030 as part of its decarbonisation strategy, according to local media.

A combination of technological advancements and robust charging infrastructure will accelerate the adoption of EVs, Oman Daily Observer reported, citing Said Hamood Al Maawali, the minister for transport, communications and IT.

“The public electric charging infrastructure is currently undergoing upgrades,” he added.

Al Maawali said Oman’s EV charging infrastructure would expand to include 350 public chargers across key arterial and public roads by 2026.

The government has developed a detailed roadmap, including programmes and projects to reduce emissions in ports and maritime sectors.

The ministry is proposing the electrification of port cranes and deploying smart applications to reduce emissions, according to Al Maawali.

One of the initiatives is the Future of Mobility programme, which intends to connect ships to electrical power on berthing, leading to a significant decline in carbon emissions.

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