Qatar promised that the greenest World Cup in football history is the most environmentally friendly World Cup. The English-language “Gulf Times” wrote about the host’s ambitions in 2022.
According to the document, 20% of the buses used for the World Cup next year will be electric, and the rest will meet international environmental standards, which regulate the content of harmful substances in exhaust gas.
The charging station of the electric bus will use solar energy, so the vehicle will be charged through solar panels. Travelers to the game are driven by ordinary trams, but as a further innovation, the organizers of the World Cup are also launching trolleybuses, which can carry more passengers than buses. The Qatar Metropolitan Metro connects Doha Airport to five stadiums and provides direct access to almost all World Cup venues. The subway station is near the hotel. The newspaper wrote that the distance between the World Cup stadiums will not exceed 75 kilometers, so the organizers said that there will be no special flights to transport spectators and athletes, which will also greatly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
It is planned to open about 1,000 charging stations near shopping malls, residential areas, stadiums, parks and government offices to serve electric vehicles in order to achieve an environmentally friendly world championship. At the same time, the rental of electric scooters and bicycles is also actively developing.
32 national teams participated in the 22nd World Cup. The games will be held in eight stadiums in five cities from November 21 to December 18, 2022.