Webinar on Electrical Vehicles in the MENA region: Energy Transition Booster and Climate Savior

In 2018, the global electric vehicles (EVs) fleet exceeded 5.1 million, up 2 million from the previous year as confirmed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) 2019 Global EV outlook. Additionally, the cost of EVs in the past five years has dropped sharply encouraging more adoption of EVs globally and in the MENA region.

Under RCREEE capacity development portfolio, we are happy to organize our first webinar on “Electrical Vehicles in the MENA region: Energy Transition Booster and Climate Savior” on May 4, 2020 @ 13:30 Cairo Local Time (Check your local time).

The webinar aims to give an introduction to the topic for young professionals and the public. The webinar will demonstrate EVs role in climate change and why are EVs in the center of main policies. Brief History of EVs will be exhibited along with the advantages over the conventional vehicles.The advantages of EVs led to opportunities that should be exploited after tackling the market barriers. Opportunities and barriers will be discussed with the latest concepts and topics in EVs domain. In addition to the above, the webinar will discuss EVs with special focus on Arab countries and discuss briefly the current status in Pan-Arab area. The following points will be covered:

  • The importance of EVs
  • Advantage of EVs
  • Opportunities and challenges of EVs
  • Current status and future outlook and in Arab countries

Limted places are available. To register, please use this link https://rcreee.org/content/webinar-registration
The webinar will be held in English

About the speaker

Eng. Habib has more than 15 years of working experience in distributed power, co-generation, waste heat utilization, and renewable energy. He holds a master’s degree in renewable energy engineering.  Eng. Ali has a professional certificate in Electric Vehicles from TU-Delft. Eng. Ali has been actively engaged in several activities with RCREEE, such as the long-term energy planning for multiple countries, developing national renewable energy action plans (NREAPs) and national energy efficiency action plans (NEEAPs), policy design, and technical support for Pan-Arab countries.

Eng. Habib holds an Executive MBA from ESMT Berlin, and a Master’s degree of renewable energy engineering from the British University in Egypt.  He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering from Helwan University, Cairo.