Qatar on Monday said that the country had plans to produce the first Qatari electric cars by 2023, local media reported.

The Qatari electric vehicles will be manufactured by a factory which will be established at a cost of nine billion dollars. Ali bin Nasser al Misnad, Chairman of the Qatar Quality company that will facilitate this mega project, said the factory will manufacture more than 500,000 cars by 2024 and the cars will be exported to countries all over the world.

The project will be the first-of-its-kind in the Middle East as it is a whole new brand. As part of the project, the plan will include establishing of six factories and each will be specialised in a different production line. The production capacity is 500,000 per year with hi-tech factories that can make one car in 10 minutes.

Source: Qatar Tribune