20% of Dubai’s taxi fleet to be hybrid soon



Dubai: Dubai’s fleet of hybrid taxis is set to expand significantly with 55 vehicles joining the existing 99.

1Cars Taxi, which last year became the first private taxi franchise to roll out hybrid vehicles with 29 units, has rolled out the 55 Toyota Camry hybrids and plans to replace its entire fleet with the eco-friendly vehicles.

“We are planning to expand our hybrid fleet to 7,000 vehicles across the UAE, and around half of it is likely to be in Dubai. We are really impressed by the performance of these vehicles and are looking forward to replacing our entire fleet with hybrids soon,” Abdullah Sultan Al Sabbagh, CEO of Cars Taxi Group, said.

Cars Taxi operates 1,860 cabs in Dubai, which is around 20 per cent of the city’s overall taxi fleet of 9,142. The company also operates taxis in other emirates, including Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Fujairah. More info