Dubai: Thousands of cars to be ordered in the next few years by Dubai government bodies will be electric as part of a new target to make 10 per cent of civic fleets electric vehicles by 2020.
Reporting to the Supreme Energy Council, an Executive Electric Car Committee and a Technical Electric Car Committee are charged with achieving the benchmark in order to slash carbon emissions in Dubai within the next four years.
“We have a target of 16 per cent [carbon reduction] by 2020. I’m sure down the road, it will be decreased even more. In the near future, we hope to achieve an even bigger target,” said Waleed Salman, executive vice-president, Strategy and Business Development with Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa) since 2007. More info
By Derek Baldwin www.gulfnews.com