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29 April 2019 11:31 am

SustainableQATAR’s Weekly Challenge 9: Use electric & hybrid cars to reduce CO2 emissions in Qatar

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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SustainableQatar, an independent action-based think and do tank that addresses environmental sustainability in Qatar, was founded in 2008 to raise awareness, share actionable knowledge, and encourage connections and collaboration between individuals and groups. It also actively engages members of the public, private, and government sectors to take environmental sustainability action

SustainableQATAR’s 52 weekly challenges – that is one challenge per week for a whole year themed by month – are Qatar-specific and Qatar-relevant opportunities for all residents to take actions in personal life, work and within our communities.

Here's how to participate in the weekly challenge!

To participate, please read the short statement about the impact of our personal actions and why it matters to start doing things differently. Learn why it matters and how you can make a difference by following the suggested alternative.

Then simply follow the suggested alternative for better-informed decision- making and thereby reducing and/or eliminating carbon emissions in our personal lives for cumulative effect.

Challenge #9: April 29 ~ TRANSPORTATION: Electric & Hybrid Cars

Car fleets are electrifying. Stirred up by Tesla Motors, manufacturers around the world increasingly produce electric cars and seek to advance Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technologies that integrate home-based solar energy systems with electric car charging stations.

You can find a list of fast, cool, electric cars here. And did you know that a Qatar-based company plans to produce electric vehicles in Qatar? A number of electric charging station already exist in Qatar and more are being added.

A full electric vehicle can save around 1.8 tonnes of CO2 emissions yearly, compared to a conventional petrol-based car with a combustion engine. A hybrid electric vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid, could save between 1.4 and 1.8 tonnes CO2 emissions yearly.

While not everyone can buy a new hybrid or electric vehicle right now, those who are in the market for a new car can consider replacing a combustion-engine with an electric car.

To more on SustainableQATAR’s 52 Weekly Challenges, click HERE


Take a photo of your weekly action and post it on social media using hashtags #SustainableQATAR #52Challenges.