Oman: In a bid to foster the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and reduce carbon emissions, the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology (MTCIT) has unveiled a significant initiative in Oman.
Emphasizing its commitment to promoting sustainable practices, the MTCIT has announced the distribution of multiple electric car charging stations along national and arterial roads throughout the Sultanate.
Aligned with the national program’s vision to achieve carbon neutrality in the transport sector by 2050, the MTCIT aims to provide an extensive range of green mobility solutions and bolster the electric vehicle infrastructure in Oman. This transformative endeavor seeks to create a culture of embracing modern technologies while paving the way for a greener future.
With meticulous planning, the MTCIT has strategically identified 90 locations along Oman’s roads to establish these electric car charging stations. Additionally, this comprehensive network will effectively cater to the growing demands of electric vehicle users across the country.
Governorate of Muscat
A total of 49 charging stations have been allocated for Muscat, artfully distributed across highways and various public spaces. The stations are thoughtfully located in Baushar, Muscat, Muttrah, and Seeb, with a total of 18, 2, 6, and 22 stations respectively. Furthermore, each station serves as a testament to the Sultanate’s commitment to sustainable transportation alternatives.
Al Batinah Governorate
Moving north, ten charging stations have been strategically placed in Sohar (1), Shinas (1), Liwa (2), Saham (2), and Suwaiq (4).
Al Dakhiliyah Governorate
Similarly, Al Dakhiliyah Governorate will enjoy the convenience of eight charging stations, primarily in Nizwa (7) and Manah (1).
Al Wusta Governorate
In Al Wusta Governorate, three charging stations will be available in Haima, while Duqm will house one.
Furthermore, Dhofar, renowned for its picturesque landscapes, will also play a vital role in Oman’s electric vehicle infrastructure with 12 charging stations. These stations will be spread across Thumrait (4), Muqshin (3), and Salalah (5), catering to both residents and visitors.
Other governorates, including Musandam, Al Buraimi, Al Dhahirah, and South Al Sharqiyah, will each house one charging station, further expanding the network. In addition, border areas will be equipped with four charging stations, ensuring seamless journeys for electric vehicle users. Moreover, the ministry has outlined an ambitious plan to install over 140 general chargers by the end of 2023, with an even more substantial target of over 350 general chargers by the end of 2026. This progressive approach signifies Oman’s resolute commitment to sustainable transportation and sets the stage for a greener, more eco-conscious future.