Dubai set to be ME’s Biggest EV market

The Green Charging initiative in Dubai has been instrumental in boosting the adoption of electric and hybrid electric vehicles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to Gulf News, the UAE has been rapidly developing its EV charging infrastructure and currently has 620 charging stations in Dubai, which includes private and publicly available chargers.

The efforts of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) have been substantial in increasing the production of EVs and hybrid EVs. In 2022, the production of EVs stood at 15,100 while BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles) production reached 13,500, according to an official report by the state news agency WAM. The DSCE also discussed the plans to expand the network of EV charging stations in Dubai during its 74th meeting.

The Dubai taxi industry is also taking the lead in promoting green mobility. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has approved a plan to convert all taxis in Dubai to hybrid, electric, and hydrogen-powered vehicles by 2027. The RTA has already converted 72% of Dubai’s taxi fleet, approximately 8,221 vehicles, to eco-friendly vehicles, making a significant impact in maximizing energy efficiency and promoting sustainability.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Board Chairman of the RTA, stated that this initiative aligns with the Dubai Government’s Green Economy agenda and the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, to optimize energy usage and promote environmental sustainability. The RTA is taking decisive action to create a safe, clean, and sustainable environment, which reflects Dubai’s reputation as a leader in green mobility.

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