February 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field
The Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) was created with the simple goal of raising awareness of electric vehicles by touring them around various parts of the world where EVs are not finding traction. The oil- rich Middle East is one such region — which should come as no surprise, since oil is providing the economic fuel for much of the region
January 15th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
YallaMotor, the Middle East’s largest and fastest-growing automotive portal, has announced a strategic partnership with Global EVRT to better understand electric vehicle buyers — their opinions, perceptions and purchasing intentions in the region
January 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor
The Sultanate of Oman faces many regulatory challenges and see similar emerging macro trends as the rest of the globe, in addition to additional geographic hurdles, consumer preferences, current availability and variety of electric vehicles and uncertainty regarding the economics, TCO, leasing options, and business case.
But the opportunities presented by an accelerated shift to electric mobility are also great
December 16th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
After covering Africa in the first chapter of this “Emerging Markets” series, we now analyze the EV market and EV potential in the Middle East. In the next and final chapter, we will cover Latin America
November 24th, 2018 | by Jose Pontes
While EV adoption is fairly well documented in North America, Europe, and Asia, other geographies have been mostly or entirely absent from the media coverage — like Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. While electric vehicles in most countries in these areas are still something for the future, there are some interesting cases that deserve special mention. As such, I have split this topic in three chapters — one for Africa, the second for the Middle East, and the third for Latin America. Here, I am covering chapter 1, Africa
November 19th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan
This presentation — video and text summary below — is not the freshest one from CleanTechnica Director Zach Shahan. However, it is as relevant today as when the presentation was delivered live in Dubai, UAE, last year. Furthermore, at ~25 minutes, it is a bit longer than a typical presentation, which provides more room to run somewhat deeply and broadly into the topics. The downside of the presentation, Zach notes, is that he was horribly sick for a week or two leading into this
August 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
New regional research by GTM Research focusing on the Middle East and Africa (MEA) has forecast solar installations to skyrocket by 170% this year and continue accelerating to install more than 83 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity between 2018 and 2023.
August 8th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
Twenty billion dollars in loans and $1.6 billion in financial aid was recently pledged by Chinese President Xi Jinping to countries in the Middle East to help boost economic growth there
April 10th, 2018 | by James Ayre
With the end of the current 5-year drought nowhere yet in sight, the government of Israel has announced new plans to further develop its desalination plant fleet, with the aim being to further build out its delivery pipelines in addition to developing 2 new desalination plants.
March 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
MAKE Consulting has predicted that annual wind power capacity additions will average out at more than 65 gigawatts (GW) between 2018 and 2027 thanks in part to the increasing demand in offshore wind and the expanding contribution of emerging markets.
January 27th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna
New chargers in Fujairah, UAE, were part of the Middle East 2018 Global EVRT's effort to expose new people to EVs
January 8th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Fares Almazrooei, Cofounder and Managing Director of Volt, gets interviewed by interview Ben Pullen, Cofounder and Managing Director of Global EVRT, in a lead-up to The Mobility Conference and the 2018 Middle East
January 5th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
One of the speakers at the coming World Future Energy Summit's 1st annual The Mobility Conference, which is also the kickoff point for the 2018 Middle East Electric Vehicle Road Trip, is Taher Diab. Mr. Diab is Senior Director of Strategy & Planning at Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Secretary General of the Emirates Energy Award. Below is an interview the EVRT team conducted with Mr. Diab about the EV story in Dubai an the UAE at large
December 17th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
What was new in the world of solar energy in November? That is, what significant changes occurred in the industry? For the second month in a row, summarizing a list of those changes is the humble goal I'm trying to accomplish
December 10th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor
Just one year ago, electric vehicles were a rare sight on the roads of the UAE. Today, after a range of government initiatives and electric vehicle product launches from manufacturers, the electric vehicle industry in the UAE is looking to be one of the most promising in the region, and demand for EVs is expected to soar
October 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre
Governments across the Middle East are privately well aware of the threats that climate change, water scarcity, soil erosion, and food and energy scarcity pose to their continued existence, officials documents obtained by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE have revealed
October 13th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Siemens Gamesa officially announced the first blade manufacturing plant in Africa and the Middle East this week with the inauguration of its new rotor blade factory in Tangier, Morocco.
September 19th, 2017 | by Sponsored Content
There has never been a more exciting time for solar power in the Middle East, and this September the Intersolar Conference will bring together all the most important solar power stakeholders in the region. This historical energy hub is now tapping into its abundant sunshine as a path towards a clean, profitable and independent energy future.
September 18th, 2017 | by Sponsored Content
Intersolar’s host city, Dubai, is quickly becoming a regional leader for the adoption of EVs, and the special conference session will frame this important issue. Delegates will learn about recent and future market developments in the world's leading electric vehicle markets. They will network and discuss the best strategies and collaborations to drive their businesses and the UAE into a prosperous electric mobility future
June 20th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
New wind power capacity in the Middle East and Africa region in 2016 amounted to 676 megawatts, but MAKE Consulting expects the region's capacity to skyrocket over the next decade, with an expected 40 gigawatts being installed between 2017 to 2026.
May 18th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
The One Belt One Road Initiative is not simply about roads and sea lanes, but will involve high-speed railways, bridges, and ports, as well as the potential for unprecedented electricity grid connectivity and increased renewable energy development.
April 4th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Rainfall levels in the Middle East fell to nearly one-fifth of modern levels around 120,000 years ago, and again around 10,000 years ago, according to new research. To put that in different terms, the Middle East at those times experienced a degree of drought that hasn't been seen in modern or historical times (in the region)
March 17th, 2017 | by James Ayre
While Egypt has been in something of a state of turmoil for, at the very least, the last few years, things are only slated to get worse and worse there, going by recent research
February 20th, 2017 | by James Ayre
In January, one month ahead of time, we got the scoop on Tesla entering the UAE this month. We also heard that the vice ruler of Dubai has a Tesla Supercharger at his home to charge up his Model S. However, with the official announcement about Tesla's entry into the UAE, we get even more eye-popping news