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In an attempt to reduce pollution caused by the transport sector, the Lebanese government recently announced incentives to promote electric and hybrid cars.As for electricity generation, on which electric cars rely, the situation in Lebanon amounts to national chaos.That being the case, any improvement in the quality of air based on using electric cars will be cosmetic, if any. After all, those cars are powered by electricity coming from the most polluting sources.When Dubai allocates electric car charging stations, in public places and on its roads, consumers trust such a step, because they know that electricity production has occurred in modern low-polluting stations and that the electricity will not cut off during the charging process.These countries themselves have better public transport networks and more modern urban planning.The remaining Arab countries came in the second group, with Egypt in the 75th position, and Mauritania scoring 137, at the very bottom of the list. It is essential that all Arab countries improve their transportation systems and take rapid measures to reduce air pollution caused by cars and other vehicles, especially in cities.
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