The Middle East, sitting atop the world's greatest oil reserves, is going to start making its first electric-powered car, a company executive in Oman says. The CEO Sultan bin Hamad al-Amri who is one of the pioneers in Oman began the first Arab watch company. They also had a two year stint in manufacturing solar powered cell phones for the rich Arabs. Mr. Sultan says that his obsession with Solar power and his desire to create his very own car had been in him since a very young age, on his visit to London in 2007 he was amazed to see the REVA/G-Wiz and wanted to create a faster EV.
Sultan bin Hamad al-Amri, the CEO of Majan Motor cars, told an Arabic daily in Oman, the car will be designed to go from zero to 60 mph in about 4 seconds, roll for 2,250 miles on a single electrical charge and go for 20 years without any maintenance. The price tag will be between $70,000 and $90,000, he said.
Well that was said by the company back in 2010. Ten years later, when everyone had totally forgotten about them, they came back. They showed their prototype to the world. Although the car designed badly, the technology and the idea remained.
It will be the first car to be produced in Oman and the first Arabian electric car. Four ‘gull wings’ and a sleek profile should create plenty of admiring looks for the vehicle as the first production models are expected to arrive on the road in the last quarter of 2020; that would be an incredible achievement!
With tests undergoing, the car should be ready in a few months. Much like Tesla, the company aims to sell directly from their very own stores as they have been doing with their watches.