Transport

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority released the 6th Sustainability Report 2020

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has published its 6th Sustainability Report 2020, an annual publication reflecting its efforts in improving sustainability to become one of the most sustainable government organizations specializing in roads and transport worldwide. Releasing this report conforms to the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021 and the sustainable development goals […]

    First glimpse of Sharjah’s high-speed electric sky pod

    This summer, passengers have stepped on board the UAE’s first high-speed electric sky pod for the first time. The four-seater UCar takes less than a minute to travel the 400-meter test track at the Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park. It does so smoothly and efficiently at speeds approaching 50 kilometers per hour during tests, […]

    Qatar wealth fund holds a nearly 5% stake in electric car battery developer Quantumscape Corp.

    Qatar Investment Authority has disclosed that it holds an almost 5% stake in Quantumscape Corp worth around $446 million, Doha News reports. A Securities and Exchange Commission filing from Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) disclosed that the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund holds a 4.69% stake in Quantumscape Corp (QS.N), a company that develops batteries for […]

    Future of transport: electric air taxis gear up for lift-off after boost from regulator

    German company Volocopter aims to launch its high-tech service in the US and Europe in 2021. Electric air taxis could be about to move a crucial step closer to take-off in 2021, with a firm planning to launch the futuristic service in the US and Europe, The National News states. Volocopter had the first phase […]

    Opinion: Oman’s metro rail project is a step to develop a knowledge-based economy

    Plans are underway to set up a metro network that will connect Ruwi and Muttrah to Muscat International Airport and Seeb, Gulf News reports. The metro will be one of the main transport arteries of a new, revitalised Muscat, which will have Ghala as the centre of its commercial activities, as per the Oman National […]

    Qatar Airways engages with IATA on environmental sustainability training

    Qatar Airways has selected the ‘Certificate of Advanced Studies in Environmental Sustainability in Aviation Programme’ offered in partnership between the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the University of Geneva. Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East to secure accreditation to the highest level in the IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA), Gulf […]

    How to recycle old batteries from the electric car, and why is this a problem?

    The battery of electric cars is more extensive and heavier; it consists of several hundred separate lithium-ion cells, each of which must be disassembled separately. Recycling and disposal of electric car batteries could become a significant problem in 10-15 years, says Paul Anderson of the University of Birmingham, BBC reports. By 2030, the EU plans […]

    Why do city inhabitants need these bike paths and sidewalks?

    London, New York, Paris, Bogota, Milan, Tel Aviv, Vilnius, and many others – almost every day from different cities around the world news comes about the gradual exit from quarantine and … the emergency creation of bike lanes, the expansion of sidewalks and the alteration of parking lots into verandas for a cafe. Why are […]

    Abu Dhabi and Etihad Rail ensure the highest sustainability standards across the construction of rail network – Environment Agency

    The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s National Rail Network, have collaborated in implementing sustained environmental stewardship during the planning and construction of the Etihad Rail Project, one of the most significant infrastructure projects in the UAE. The first phase of the project is already […]

    Micromobility – a new post-pandemic trend

    Half a thousand electric scooters were recently found at the bottom of the Rhine in Cologne, Germany. Their batteries contain cobalt, nickel, copper, and various acids. They can leak, and toxic substances will get into the water. This can offset the benefits of no emissions while driving these vehicles. However, the Mexican inventor Juanho Villegas […]