MUSCAT: Saud Bahwan Automotive and Oman Shell have signed a contract for the purchase of 16 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen vehicles. The event was attended by Mr. Abdullah Mohamed Bahwan, Managing Director – Corporate, Saud Bahwan Group as well as Walid Hadi, Oman Shell’s Senior Vice President and Country Chairman, besides other Senior Management officials from Oman Shell.
This milestone is part of Oman Shell’s ‘6th Gift to the Nation’ initiative – a Green Hydrogen for Mobility project. Towards this, Oman Shell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oman Airports Management Company (Oman Airports) where Oman Shell will provide Oman Airports with 15 Toyota Mirai Hydrogen vehicles for corporate usage. This project comes in line with Oman Vision 2040 priorities related to decarbonization and supporting Oman’s energy transition.
The project will include development of hydrogen production units that will be powered by photovoltaic solar plants and installing it at a state-of-the-art fueling station near Muscat International Airport.
The Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen vehicle that has advancements to its core. The purest expression of elegance, the Mirai – a premium rear-wheel drive sports-luxury Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) boldly displays exceptional craftsmanship in every detail. While consistently delivering an exciting zero emissions drive.
The Toyota Mirai is a fully electric vehicle that produces electricity for its own usage through an onboard Fuel Cell which converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, which in turn powers the electric motor.
This exciting introduction builds on Toyota Motor Corporation’s proven and reliable Hybrid architecture. This architecture replaces the fuel tank and engine with hydrogen tanks and a fuel cell stack, respectively.
Source: Oman Observer
Date: 17 Sep 2023