There are now 200 charging stations for electric vehicles in Dubai.
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DUBAI – Dubai is shaping up to become the world’s smartest city with the installation of 100 more electric vehicle charging stations in the emirate.
That brings the total number of EV charging stations to 200 in Dubai, according to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa).
The charging stations were set up in sites such as near the offices of the Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, RTA, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Courts, Dubai Culture Authority and Expo 2020 Dubai.
Charging stations were also set up in communities managed by real estate developers Meraas, Nakheel and Majid Al Futtaim Group.
Malls also got the green light: Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, La Mer, The Outlet Village, City Walk and other locations on Plam Jumeirah.
Charging stations have also been installed at Dubai World Trade Centre, DIFC and Dubai Airport Free Zone.
Dewa’s initiative is part of efforts to support environmentally-friendly modes of transport in Dubai.
“Today, we see an increasing number of electric cars on the streets of Dubai after establishing the necessary infrastructure,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dewa.
“Dewa is currently working on the implementation of the Dubai Green Mobility initiative to promote the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 for Dubai to have the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050,” he added. GAD/Expat Media
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