"Qatar attaches great importance to the development of production infrastructure for electric car manufacturing, which will enable [the country] to become the largest producing country in the automobile industry. Electric cars will become a major part of the Qatari car industry following the production of the first such vehicle timed to the beginning of the World Cup in 2022," Al-Kawary stated.
According to SoftBank Group, the situation in Qatar is favorable for investment, with $9 billion to be put into the plant's construction. The facility's design capacity will amount to 500,000 cars per year until 2025, after which it is expected to increase to 1 million cars per year by 2035, the company added.
Qatar will host the next FIFA World Cup between November 21 and December 18, 2022.