Oman has launched the first model of its electric car, as part of its ambition to become a significant player in the electric vehicle (EV) sector globally.
The electric car is produced by Mays Motors, a company funded by the Oman Technology Fund. Bookings for the first 100 cars have already been completed, with the company expected to produce 300 cars as part of its first batch that rolls off the production line.
Mr. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Rasbi, Executive Director of the Oman Technology Fund, expressed the fund’s pride in the great achievements of Mays Company in the promising sector, stressing that the fund aims to support the areas of creativity and innovation and to make sure that it is put into practice in the business environment.
Oman’s new EV claims to go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.9 seconds and boasts a maximum speed of 280 km/hr. Featuring a range of 500 kilometers, it also includes a rear-wheel drivetrain, 14.5 cubic feet of storage, and has a body completely built from carbon fiber.
The company also features designers with experience at some of the most well-known high-performance car brands in the world, including Italdesign, Tesla, BMW, Maserati and Porsche. Concepts from these companies are also incorporated into their factory and manufacturing processes.
In order to create partnerships with others involved in EVs and sustainability, the team from Mays recently took part at one of the biggest tech events in the world, the Web Summit held in Lisbon, Portugal.
The signing of the investment agreement between Mays Motors and the Oman Technology Fund took place at the Oman Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The company expects to sell its EVs across both Omani and global markets.