Saudi Arabia will manufacture the first electric car and consider disbursing all cars on Saudi soil upon completion of the project, as the Saudi government intends during the coming period to manufacture homemade electric cars under the slogan "Made in Saudi Arabia"; Through a large factory that will be established in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to be the first factory of its kind in the Middle East.
In a related context, the Saudi government revealed that it will implement the project through cooperation with a Japanese company to produce the car, which will carry the slogan "Made in Saudi Arabia" for the first time in the Arab world and in Saudi Arabia in particular. .
Saudi Arabia is the first electric car to be produced, and in this regard it operates in this type of car, through the use of electric energy, and is environmentally friendly because it does not produce harmful waste, compared to cars with an internal combustion engine.
"The new project comes from the premise of opening new doors in order to open the door for investment in Saudi Arabia and achieving the vision of the Saudi government in implementing wonderful projects that positively affect development rates. In Saudi Arabia It achieved a better future for the Saudi people in particular and the Arab world in general. "
In a related context, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Quality Company added, "This is a very big project, and it will jump in the state of Saudi Arabia to modern horizons in this field. Technology, which is the manufacture of electric cars and their accessories in full in Saudi lands, in addition to the prosperity of industry in Saudi Arabia during the period. Coming. "
On the one hand, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Quality Company, Ali bin Nasser Al-Misnad, affirmed that Saudi Arabia possesses at present a stimulating environment for investment, and enjoys a wonderful and very strong economy.
"The production capacity of the entire plant will be completed after seven years," added the chairman of the Saudi Quality Company.
On the other side, the factory in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, will not be a place for collecting cars, as is the case in many Arab countries, but rather an integrated factory that manufactures all parts of the car and its contents completely.
He added that the wonderful production lines will be built in the new production lines according to the highest specifications at the international level, using the latest findings of modern technologies in this field, according to the predicate.
For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Saudi Quality Company" pointed out that "the factories that produce the electric car are fully numbered in all countries of the world, and therefore the project represents a national achievement and uniqueness" in the Middle East and the world as a whole.
Saudi Arabia makes the first electric car and calls it Katara
On the other hand, the CEO of the Saudi Quality Company, Dr. Musa Ramadan, revealed to the Al-Mukhtar News reporter that "the car that will be manufactured has the name" Katara ", indicating that" the name is inspired by the Saudi heritage and has cultural significance. " "
Historians reveal that the "New Car Katara" is the oldest name for the state of Saudi Arabia, where the geographical indications of the peninsula have been mentioned in the geographical and historical maps since the year 150 AD.
Executive Director of the Saudi Quality Company d. Moussa Ramadan emphasized that different models of the car will be produced, depending on the design and technology used, and the features that include it such as Katara A, Katara B and Katara C.
Executive Director of the Saudi Quality Company d. Musa Ramadan: The project will be implemented in cooperation with the Japanese expertise represented by ARM, which specializes in manufacturing car production lines for major international companies.
Executive Director of the Saudi Quality Company d. Moussa Ramadan explained that "the prices of the Saudi car will be available to all segments of society so that the different income owners can purchase it."
The CEO of the Saudi Quality Company, Dr. Moussa Ramadan that "a very large amount of investment in this project, which amounts to nine billion dollars, will be provided through cooperation between the owner of the company and government support."
He explained that "the experimental production of the factory will be the production of electric SUVs in Saudi Arabia, which will be announced in conjunction with the 2022 World Cup, and that will be an appropriate opportunity for the entire world to see the first country of production in the automotive world."
On the other hand, ten samples of the car will be manufactured in 2022, that is, two years later, when Saudi Arabia hosts the World Cup, one will be displayed at Hamad International Airport, and the other will be operated on all streets of the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
Executive Director of the Saudi Quality Company d. Musa Ramadan: "The plant will be completely finished and actual production will start in 2025-2024, in order to produce 500 thousand cars, which will rise to one million cars by 2035, after the completion of all the complete production lines for the project."
It is worth noting that by 2025 the Saudi government will dispense with importing cars from abroad because it will get used to local production.