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The Benefits Of An Electric Vehicle Road Trip … In The Middle East

As a lead-up to the upcoming Middle East Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) (which CleanTechnica is a media partner for), which is kicking off from The Mobility Conference (which CleanTechnica is also a media partner on), Dubai radio station Dubai Eye interviewed Global EVRT Cofounder & Managing Director Ben Pullen. You can listen to the interview on the Dubai Eye 103.8 website, or you can just read the transcript below if you prefer that. Enjoy. And we hope to see some of you in the UAE and/or Oman next week!

Worldwide EV Road Trip Happening Now — A Fascinating Story To Follow!

You may, or may not, have heard that for the past 662 days, a Dutch man has been driving across the world in an electric car. He started in the Netherlands, has driven up, down, and around Europe (passing through 20 European countries), journeyed through the Middle East and Asia, and has just made it to Indonesia, so is now not far from his destination of Sydney, Australia.

Oman Signs Agreement For 1 Gigawatt Solar Project

A Chinese company recently signed an agreement with an Oman-based investment firm for the development of a large-scale solar power project in the Middle Eastern country. The project will be developed in two phases, with the first one having a capacity of 400 megawatts. The first phase will eventually be expanded to 1,000 megawatts capacity.

Oman Developing Solar Rooftop Support Project

Following the successful completion of a study late last year to determine the potential of such a project, the middle-eastern country of Oman began working on the “Solar Rooftop Project” — a program intended to spur solar energy system adoption by local homeowners. The program will allow homeowners to sell … [continued]