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Hydrogen-powered cars to make Oman debut at GHSO 2023


MUSCAT: A convoy of hydrogen-powered SUVs — showcasing BMW’s groundbreaking iX5 Hydrogen model — arrives in Muscat this week, en route from COP28 in Dubai, to mark the start of the Green Hydrogen Summit Oman (GHSO) 2023, at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre from December 12, 2023. BMW Group are Mobility Partners of GHSO 2023, underscoring the automaker’s dedication to driving the future of emission-free mobility.

En route from COP28 in Dubai, the convoy will make a strategic stop at SOHAR Port and Freezone, where an exclusive event will be hosted by Asyad Group, Oman’s main enabler to be a global hub for green hydrogen.

The star of the show, the iX5 Hydrogen, seamlessly merges BMW’s precision engineering and agility with a cutting-edge hydrogen drivetrain. This innovative propulsion system promises an unparalleled long-distance range, rapid refuelling times, and a commitment to emission-free driving, marking a revolutionary step toward a decarbonised future. Emitting only water (H2O) and air as by-products, the iX5 Hydrogen embodies BMW’s Vision 2040.

GHSO attendees will not only witness the incredible potential of hydrogen-powered vehicles but will also have the unique opportunity to register for an exclusive test drive, offering a hands-on experience with BMW’s groundbreaking technology.

Now in its third year, GHSO continues to foster the realisation of green hydrogen’s immense potential. The summit provides a platform for global energy experts, government officials, and stakeholders to delve into the green hydrogen value chain, driving collective efforts towards a Net-Zero future. With over 50 exhibitors converging in one space, the summit is a melting pot of innovation and a testament to the rapid advancements in the green hydrogen sector.

GHSO 2023 is the largest Green Hydrogen event in the MENA region. Global decision makers in policy, finance, tech and industry will come together for discussions geared towards driving economies of the future and advancing energy solutions that can sustainably meet the energy demands of our growing population.

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