In order to promote the growth of renewables in the country, the Union of Automobile Agents in Kuwait along with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) are looking forward to increase cooperation on electric car projects, as well as suggestions and recommendations that ensure such vehicles are suitable for extremely hot climates.
According to a press release published by KIRS, the meeting focusing on the EVs promotion in the country, addressed the results of the first project conducted by the institute and supported by Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).
Dr. Hedab Al-Hamawi, the Project Manager, stated that the two parties are considering new projects comparing the performance of four-wheel drive electric vehicles using solar charging ports. According to Dr. Al-Hamawi, solar power promotes the use of renewable energy and preserves the environment.
Moreover, as per market reports, Kuwait Electric Vehicle Market is expected to grow significantly between 2023 and 2028. Several factors contribute to this growth, such as—
Government Initiatives: The Kuwaiti government is actively focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, and minimizing fossil fuel consumption. Their efforts align with Kuwait Vision 2035, which aims for economic diversification and promotes the use of renewable and clean energy. This creates opportunities for foreign EV manufacturers to invest in the country.
Enhancing Purchase Power: Citizens prefer private vehicle ownership. As their purchasing power improves, more people are adopting electric vehicles (EVs) as a cleaner and sustainable mode of transportation.
EV Infrastructure Development: The Kuwait Port Authority has approved the development of an ‘EV City’ designed to attract and cater to the needs of EV manufacturers. This plan aligns with Kuwait Vision 2035 and reinforces the country’s position as a financial and commercial hub.
Charging Infrastructure Expansion: In order to provide electric car chargers to customers and increasing charging points across different areas, including government and commercial buildings. This step will further expand the electric vehicle market size in the coming years.