UAE taps Audi and Siemens to scale EV infrastructure

Audi Middle East, Siemens, and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) of the United Arab Emirates have inked a collaboration agreement to increase the capacity of electric car charging stations on federal roadways and encourage EV adoption throughout the nation.

“The UAE is committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and is on track to being the leader in the Middle East and North Africa in reaching this target,” noted Sharif Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry. “Electric vehicles are integral to this effort, and providing fast, efficient and convenient EV charging infrastructure with partners like Siemens and Audi is a crucial step in the energy transition.”

The arrangement comes after MoEI chose Siemens technology in June for a network of ultra-fast chargers across the country. As part of the brand’s extensive infrastructure investment ambitions across the UAE, it is anticipated that the conversations with Audi will grow on this endeavour.

The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure announced on June 8th, 2022, that 10 Siemens Sicharge D 160 kW ultra-fast chargers would be installed on the motorways in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, and Fujairah. Since they are all cloud-connected, operators may remotely operate and monitor the chargers.

Of the three premium manufacturers in Germany, Audi has been the top producer of electric vehicles since 2020. With the introduction of the e-tron GT, Audi’s evolution into a significant supplier of environmentally friendly luxury mobility continues.

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