Moroccan city and inter-city rails transporters go green

Moroccan city and inter-city rails transporters go green

Rabat tramway has become the latest to join a green momentum announcing that it will operate its city trains on solar energy.

The company in charge of Rabat’s tramways RRM said its trains will operate on electricity supplied by urban photovoltaic panels to further cut its electricity cost from 25 billion dirhams.

It has already launched a feasibility study into this project as the tramway prepares to extend its reach further in the Rabat-Sale-Skhirate urban area.

Earlier this month, Morocco’s rail operator ONCF said 90% of its electric trains are running on clean energy as part of a goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035.

The fastest train in Africa, Morocco’s high-speed TGV linking Casablanca to Tangier is already using renewable energy.

Morocco has encouraged state-owned companies and the private sector to invest in renewable energy to increase the share of clean energy to 52% of the total energy mix by 2030.

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