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THE COUNTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT - ELECTRIC CARS, ECO FRIENDLY VEHICLES

Dubai Silicon Oasis opens electric vehicle charging stations for free public use

Posted on 23/03/2017

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, DSOA, the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis, DSO, the integrated free zone technology park, launched a new initiative that allows electric vehicle owners to use charging stations on its premises free of charge from 22nd March until the end of the year. As part of its aim to encourage people to purchase or rent zero-emission electric cars, DSOA is granting free use of the charging stations to the public. The stations will be open 24 hours, seven days a ...  >>MORE

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy issues directives for establishment of electric vehicle charging stations in Dubai

Posted on 01/03/2017

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Emirates Group and Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has issued Directive Number 01 of 2017 on the establishment and installation of electric vehicle charging stations in Dubai. The directive states that all public and private organisations and developers in Dubai must get approvals from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, before establishing, installing, operating or ...  >>MORE

First electric vehicle road trip across the Emirates sets off on 700km journey

Posted on 30/01/2017

A convoy of nearly a dozen electric vehicles set out on a 700km long road trip through all seven Emirates of the UAE on Sunday, to mark the start of the first Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip (Emirates EVRT), further driving the UAE towards a more sustainable future. The four-day trip will showcase the best of electric vehicle technology, with three new charging stations, supplied by ENGIE, being unveiled at the Marjan Island Hotel in Ras al-Khaimah, the Novotel Hotel in Fujairah and the ...  >>MORE

Ajman to introduce electric car next month

Posted on 02/01/2017

H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Executive Council, has been briefed by officials about an electric car that will be introduced in the emirate in January 2017. The specifications of the eco-friendly vehicle and the Public Transport Corporation's strategy for the next year were explained in detail by the director-general of the corporation Omar Ahmed bin Omair during a meeting with the crown prince at Ajman Emiri Court. Efforts are being made by ...  >>MORE

Al Qasba unveils electric vehicle charging stations

Posted on 17/08/2016

Al Qasba, Sharjah's premier leisure, tourism and family destination, has unveiled two electric vehicle charging stations as part of the emirate's green parking initiative, launched recently by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, (Shurooq) with the aim of promoting a sustainable ecosystem in Sharjah. The charging stations are also to be used to spread awareness about the importance of electric vehicles in preserving the environment, decreasing harmful emissions and reducing the ...  >>MORE

Dubai to purchase new government electric and hybrid vehicles

Posted on 12/08/2016

The new Dubai Green Mobility Initiative Committee has said that cars to be ordered in the next few years by selected Dubai government bodies maintaining huge transportation fleets will be 10 percent electric and hybrid vehicles in the next few years. 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 ...  >>MORE

476 vehicles in UAE converted to operate on natural gas

Posted on 11/08/2016

A total of 476 vehicles were converted to operate on natural gas during the first half of 2016, according to Emirates Transport, who has been taking ambitious steps to safeguard the environment by promoting green practices among the public. The Union Centre for converting vehicles to operate on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), one of Emirates Transport business centres, managed to convert the vehicles and achieve a revenue of more than Dh3.4 million, it said on Wednesday. Natural gas is ...  >>MORE

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to increase hybrid and electric vehicle use by 2020

Posted on 24/07/2016

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has adopted a strategy to achieve sustainable development to create a low-carbon economy and promote the use of hybrid cars and electric vehicles. The Supreme Council of Energy assessed its preliminary objectives for 2016-2020, to create a market to facilitate the use of these vehicles. It launched the Dubai Green Mobility initiative, to encourage the use of sustainable transport and electric vehicles. The initiative has been presented to relevant ...  >>MORE

Dubai civic fleet to go 10% electric

Posted on 17/07/2016

Thousands of cars to be ordered in the next few years by Dubai government bodies will be electric as part of a new target to make 10 per cent of civic fleets electric vehicles by 2020. Reporting to the Supreme Energy Council, an Executive Electric Car Committee and a Technical Electric Car Committee are charged with achieving the benchmark in order to slash carbon emissions in Dubai within the next four years. "We have a target of 16 per cent [carbon reduction] by 2020. I'm sure down the ...  >>MORE

Sharjah goes green: Electric vehicles zoom into emirate

Posted on 13/07/2016

Sharjah will soon introduce electric vehicles as part of the sustainability strategy of the emirate, a senior government official has said. "The vehicles will be fully electric vehicles – not hybrid – to spread the message of green emission and help people go for paradigm shift in their thinking towards sustainable environment,” said Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa). "We are going to set good example for the people. We were the first state to ...  >>MORE

Green Charger initiative contributes to sustainable development, building a competitive green economy

Posted on 07/05/2016

The UAE has launched a group of initiatives and strategies to enhance sustainability locally and regionally, by creating mechanisms for sustainable development. The UAE has become a role model for this, by building an economy to facilitate a future that is less dependent on fossil fuels, and adopting a strategy to diversify energy resources. The UAE has made great and unprecedented achievements, which has made it one of the world's most competitive countries. This prominent position is the ...  >>MORE

Electric car charging units installed in Dubai

Posted on 18/04/2016

The push to plug Dubai into the global green economy continues as more charging stations are set up at petrol stations to charge the growing trend of electric cars hitting the streets. On Sunday, Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc), a wholly-owned entity of the Government of Dubai, stated that it had installed seven electrical vehicle charging stations at Enoc/Eppco service stations across Dubai. The new charging units promote sustainability and are in line with the Dubai Government's Smart ...  >>MORE

Petroleum Institute participates with its Solar Car at the GulfSol Exhibition

Posted on 15/09/2015

The Petroleum institute, PI, is participating at the ‘GulfSol Exhibition' with its solar car, showcasing its performance and usability reaching new heights in the world of renewable energy. The Petroleum Institute Solar Car Project is designed to familiarise students with the use of cutting-edge technologies and the applications of various engineering concepts. The goal of the project is to design, manufacture, test, and race a solar car at a worldwide competitive level. Throughout their ...  >>MORE

Dewa car-charging project on track

Posted on 10/08/2015

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is making progress in pushing its plans to complete 100 electric vehicle charging stations by the end of this year. In a bid to boost the use of energy resources and reduce Dubai's carbon footprint, Dewa announced that it is working on completing the infrastructure to build a further 84 stations by the end of this year. Dewa has already completed its first phase and built 16 green charging stations for public use. The new charging stations will be ...  >>MORE

WFES 2016 will launch a dedicated area for Sustainable Transport

Posted on 04/08/2015

Industry experts have called for the greater adoption of fuel-efficient vehicles following the UAE government's recent revision of subsidies. The topic is expected to become a central focus of the 2016 edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). In support of the country's sustainability agendas, through both the UAE Vision 2021 and Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, WFES 2016 will launch a dedicated area aptly named WFES Sustainable Transport. The new section will host manufactures showcasing the ...  >>MORE

Dubai’s taxi companies reap rewards from hybrid cabs

Posted on 27/07/2015

More than 200 hybrid taxis will be on Dubai's roads by the end of the year, the Roads and Transport Authority said, and the number is set to grow because of cost savings, improved fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance. Even before the Government announced plans last week to scrap fuel regulation, cab companies had decided to add to their hybrid fleets. Cars Taxi last month acquired 55 more hybrids, taking its fleet to 100, while the Dubai Taxi Corporation has 69 and will add 30 by ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge Competition winners visit Shell’s Eco Marathon Competition in Rotterdam

Posted on 07/06/2015

Team Yas from the Petroleum Institute has won the Shell Innovation Award for their solar car which provided an innovative solution to increase efficiency through novel coating technology. The award presented the winning team with the opportunity to visit the Shell Energy Lab and attend the European Chapter of the Shell Eco Marathon competition in Rotterdam, The Netherlands for three days in May 2015. The award also included a trip to the Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam, which provided the ...  >>MORE

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to promote green Electric Vehicle fleet in Dubai

Posted on 03/06/2015

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, chaired yesterday the 35th meeting of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. Also present were Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy, and Ahmed Buti Al Muhairabi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council. The meeting was also attended by Supreme Council of Energy members, including Abdullah bin Kalban, MD& CEO of Emirates Global Aluminium, Saif Al Falasi, Group Chief Executive ...  >>MORE

Dubai mulls subsidising electric vehicles

Posted on 06/04/2015

Users of electric vehicles could soon be offered a number of incentives, including a subsidised price for their favourite car, as the government of Dubai studies ways to promote the eco-friendly vehicles. As part of the smart city initiative, Dubai is currently looking at various options to make electric vehicles more attractive to motorists, one of these being making these vehicles available at a subsidised rate, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi’s first solar-powered car on display at Yas Mall

Posted on 01/04/2015

The first solar car produced in Abu Dhabi will be displayed at Yas Mall starting from Wednesday. The idea behind the solar car came about in 2013 at the World Future Energy Summit, with Tokai University displaying its own solar car, the ‘Tokai Challenger 2011'. Inspired by the idea, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, decided to launch the UAE's own project in building its own solar-powered car. The ...  >>MORE

Network of electric car-charging stations to be rolled out across the UAE

Posted on 20/03/2015

A network of electric car-charging stations to be rolled out over the next 21 months will encourage more motorists to purchase eco-friendly vehicles. Owners of electric and hybrid cars will also be able to plug in their vehicle for free at about 30 car parks this year in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, as part of a promotional drive. This will kick off in May with a free charging station in a prime Dubai location, according to GreenParking, a local company selected by the Dubai Electricity and ...  >>MORE

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