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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens at SQU

  • Jan 22, 2018
Oman News Agency

Muscat, Jan 21 (ONA) --- The Sustainable Energy Research Centre

at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) held the EV Test Drive at the SQU

Charging Station on SQU campus, under the patronage of Dr. Rahma

al-Mahrooqi, SQU Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Postgraduate Studies &


The event promoted the use of electric vehicles in Oman and raised

public awareness about their benefits and use.

Dr. Al-Mahrooqi said that electric vehicles are increasing in popularity

around the world, with several major car manufacturers already

claiming that they will no longer produce internal combustion engine

vehicles by around 2030. “This event highlights to the public the

emergence of electric vehicles, and their potential value to Oman’s

continuing development”.

Dr. Al-Mahrooqi also explained how the integration of the charging

station into SQU’s infrastructure was part of the process of

transforming the university into a green smart campus. “It is widely

known that electric vehicles are only as green as the power source that

they are charged from.

Speaking on the occasion of opening the two electric vehicle

charging points at SQU, Dr. Amer bin Saif al-Hinai, Director of

Sustainable Energy Research Centre at SQU, said that renewable

energy sources is most appropriate solution to meet the energy

demand and reduce the negative effects on the environment.

“Renewable energy is a permanent, immovable natural resource which

is clean and not resulting in environmental pollution. The most

important sources are solar energy, which is originally the main energy

source of various energy sources”, he said.

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