Dubai fleets to adopt electric cars

Officials have confirmed that 10 per cent of Dubai government’s vehicle fleets will comprise electric and hybrid vehicles, as instructed by the new Dubai Green Mobility Initiative Committee.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, walks at Al Boursa street facing the DIFC building as he arrives to the official opening of the world's first functional 3D printed offices in Dubai May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah - RTSFO1B

By Staff  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Officials have confirmed that 10 per cent of Dubai government’s vehicle fleets will comprise electric and hybrid vehicles, as instructed by the new Dubai Green Mobility Initiative Committee.

Reporting to the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, a Dubai Green Mobility Initiative Committee was formed with an executive and a technical committee in charge of achieving the committee’s set targets to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases in Dubai within the next four years.

“In adherence with the Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world, and to support the Dubai Plan 2020 and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa) Green Charger initiative aims to establish electric vehicle charging stations across Dubai, with 100 charging stations having already been installed since 2015.

We will work to increase the percentage of hybrid cars in the emirate, and contribute towards a 16 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. Reductions are expected to continue in the near future,” said Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa. More info