Qatar’s Karwa expands its green efforts with AdBlue-powered vehicles

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Qatar’s incumbent public-transport services provider, Mowasalat (Karwa) has acquired a fleet of Diesel vehicles with Euro 5 Standard, in addition to its electric vehicles, with the goal of reducing emissions while fulfilling rising demand.

The Euro 5 diesel vehicles are equipped with one of the latest filtration systems to remove particulate matter from exhausts, reducing it to the equivalent of one grain of sand per kilometer.

The company has also expanded its green efforts with the launch of the region’s first AdBlue filling station for large-scale bus operations. AdBlue is a non-toxic diesel exhaust fluid that can reduce the emission of harmful pollutants into the atmosphere during a chemical reaction.

The addition of AdBlue pumps to the company’s conventional filling stations combines normal fueling with a regular refill of the agent. This is a convenient and streamlined operation for hundreds of buses and will help Mowasalat (Karwa) to support the State’s environment policy, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

Ahmed Al Obaidly
Ahmed Al Obaidly
COO – Karwa

“With the guidance of the Ministry of Transport, we are constantly working towards a greener and healthier environment in Qatar. This project is a natural continuation of our sustainability initiatives. It is our mandate to lead the way in the transition from conventional towards emission-free engines in the public transport network. For the time being, we will utilize this best-in-class Diesel Technology until we ultimately reach full electrification of our fleet.”

Mowasalat has already started using the new vehicles for international events and plans to gradually phase out the old rolling stock until 2023.

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