In a push towards eco-mobility in public transportation, Mowasalat (Karwa) leads the trend for greener drive systems and alternative fuels in recent years. Now, the company is about to introduce the latest leap in this endeavour as they replace all Karwa city taxis with an entire fleet of Hybrid Electric Eco-Taxi.

Karwa green post-square_1 (1)These vehicles will use a self-charging Hybrid Electric System that runs on a mix of a highly-efficient low emission gasoline and electric motor. When starting up, stopping or moving at slow speed, the vehicle is run entirely on electric power. Decelerating or breaking turns kinetic energy from the wheels into electricity, to be stored in the car battery. This is especially efficient in the inner-city boundaries, where traffic slows down the taxis.

The company estimates that each vehicle will save around 12,000 kg of CO2 as compared to a taxi powered by a conventional fuel drive system. Karwa has set out to green mobility for less emissions and cleaner air. This eco-friendly fleet will further reduce carbon footprint on the streets of Doha, and it is yet another stepping stone on the way to the company’s zero-emission goal.

According to Mowasalat (Karwa) CEO Fahad Saad Al Qahtani, an extension of their taxi fleet with fully electric vehicles is already in the pipeline. He said that they see this as one of their key contributions to Qatar National Vision 2030.

Passengers can now sit back and relax, confident that they too, are doing their share to encourage environmental sustainability.

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