Oman’s ready to start producing electric cars

Nur Majan, an Omani company, has received the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s first licence for the construction of the first electric car manufacturing facility in the Sultanate of Oman. The facility is licensed to assemble cars (120 car capacity annually) for commercial production starting in January 2014.

According to reports, the actual components will not be produced in Oman. The concept car / first model is set to be unveiled next January; however, after the event, the car will be dismantled in Hong Kong with its parts being sent to 693 factories in the United States, Germany, Japan and China for mass production.

This is a very ambitious project. My concern here is that it has an extremely low volume of production; would this be sustainable in the long run?

Sultan bin Hamad al-Amri, CEO, has previously claimed that the car – priced in the range between RO 10,000 and RO 30,000, depending on specs and options – will be capable of covering more than 3,000 kilometers with a single charge. This would make the car the greenest machine ever to be produced.

Big talk… I hope they can walk the walk. Come on Oman, you can do it!

[Source: One Oman]

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4 Comments on “Oman’s ready to start producing electric cars”

  1. Miss Good Egg Says:

    Wow that’s great news but I’m trying to imagine what my life would be like without sniffing benzine in the gas station :/ 😀

  2. Oh very nice electric cars some other countries like Mexico has also introduced electrical taxis in the market.

  3. Christian Garcia Says:

    Hi, somebody know the web page of the company which will produce the vehicle?. Thanks.

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