Qatar to test air taxi, electric delivery planes by early 2025

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Qatari Ministry of Transport (MoT) has announced plans to test the services of the electric air taxi and electric delivery planes in the early 2025.

The Ministry in a statement said that it had applied for all the necessary approvals and coordination matters with the Qatari bodies concerned, to go ahead with such test runs.

This step will contribute to supporting the performance of Qatar’s transportation sector by introducing the new concept of air mobility, which uses the latest global technologies and artificial intelligence (AI), thereby enhancing the public transit systems integration, coherence, sustainability, and eco-friendliness, the Ministry added.

The step comes within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to achieve the goals of the Third Qatar National Development Strategy (NDS3) which focuses on benefiting from advanced technologies, and achieving sustainable development and economic diversification, as well as boosting Qatar’s leading global position on the transportation map, leading to achieving the pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030.

Recently, the Ministry of Transport hosted the first international “Autonomous e-Mobility Forum” organized by Just us & Otto Marketing Services during the period from April 30 to May 2, 2024.

The event shed light on latest trends and innovations in sustainable transport solutions. It also provided a leading platform for exchanging experiences, ideas and enriching discussions on developments in the field of electric transport and self-driving mobility, a topic of local and global importance.

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