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Dubai to replace all public buses, taxis with electric vehicles by 2050

Public buses and taxis in Dubai will be fully replaced with electric versions by 2050, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

This is part of Dubai’s plan to have an entirely emission-free public transport by 2050, reducing carbon monoxide emissions by 10 million tonnes while also saving Dh3.3 billion.

The plan includes electric taxis, net zero buildings and sustainable waste management services.

By 2030, the RTA will convert 10 percent of public transport buses into electric and hydrogen buses, increasing that to 20 percent in 2035 and 40 percent in 2040, and ultimately 100 percent by 2050.

Taxis and public limousines in Dubai will also be converted to electric and hydrogen vehicles by 2030, which will be increased to 50 percent by 2035 and 100 percent by 2040.

School buses will also undergo conversion, with 10 percent to be replaced by electric school buses by 2030, increasing gradually each year until all school buses are replaced by 2050. ICA/Expat Media

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