UDC deploys 7 cutting-edge EV chargers at The Pearl Island

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UDC deploys 7 EV chargers at The Pearl Island
Officials during the inaugural ceremony | Courtesy: UDC Qatar

United Development Company (UDC), the master developer of The Pearl and Gewan Islands, has announced the deployment of seven cutting-edge electric vehicle (EV) chargers at The Pearl Island, coupled with the introduction of the first-of-its-kind electric security patrolling vehicles in Qatar.

This marks a significant stride towards realizing UDC’s commitment to sustainability, particularly in the realm of eco-friendly transportation. Further, the introduction of these chargers is strategically aligned with UDC’s goal to encourage the community to embrace electric vehicles, fostering a cleaner and greener environment

According to the statement, a total of seven cutting-edge EV chargers have been strategically installed at The Pearl Island, enhancing the island’s commitment to sustainable transportation. Among them, six can efficiently charge EVs with a capacity of up to 60 kWh and 120 kwh, while one stands out as Qatar’s fastest charger, capable of charging EVs up to 180 kWh.

This remarkable addition is the result of collaboration with Kahramaa’s Tarsheed program, a strategic support partner, and AUDI (Q-Auto), the supplier of these advanced chargers.

As per the company, “Operational in record time, these chargers exemplify the swift evolution of EV technology, enabling vehicles to reach an 80 percent charge within a mere 10 to 15 minutes. This not only elevates the convenience for electric vehicle owners but also marks a significant leap towards sustainable and eco-friendly mobility solutions.”

The Pearl Island has joined forces with leading security service provider, Al Sraiya Security Services (SSS) to unveil Qatar’s inaugural electric security patrolling vehicles. This innovative collaboration signifies a breakthrough in sustainable security practices, aligning with The Pearl Island’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

“This strategic move is intricately woven into UDC’s comprehensive Environmental and Sustainability Strategy for 2022–2026, aiming to curtail CO2 emissions by at least 12 percent. The electrification strategy, addressing the urgent challenges of climate change, is actively realized through initiatives like the introduction of electric security vehicles,” as per the statement.

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