In Dubai, the Supreme Council of Energy announced incentives to encourage individuals and the community to use electric and hybrid cars and use sustainable transportation based on less annual energy consumption. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Managing Director, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
The meeting was attended by Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, Abdullah Abdul Karim, Director General of the Oil Affairs Department, Brigadier General Dr. Mohammad Nasser Al Razzouqi, Director General of the Dubai Police Transport and Rescue Department, And Mr. Nasser Bouchaab, Executive Director, Strategy and Corporate Governance, RTA, Ahmed Al Badawi, Director, Sustainability and Renewable Energy Management, Dubai Municipality, and Walid Salman, Executive Vice President, Ware business and excellence in the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, along with senior officials from government bodies and institutions, and a crowd of journalists.
Speaking at the press conference, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “I am pleased to be with you today to announce the drivers of the use of electric vehicles in Dubai, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai – And to achieve the goals of the National Agenda for Vision 2021 in creating a sustainable environment in terms of air quality, conserving water resources, increasing reliance on clean energy and the application of green development, and the objectives of Dubai 2021, which aims to make Dubai a smart, sustainable and innovative city in managing its resources, Improve its quality of life and consolidate its position as a global model in the green economy. The Dubai Supreme Council for Energy has launched the Dubai Green Mobility Initiative to encourage the organizations under its umbrella to use sustainable transportation vehicles such as hybrid and electric vehicles and to contribute to the sustainable development of the emirate. In the reduction of carbon emissions in the land transport sector, which is the second largest sectors of greenhouse gas emissions in the Emirate of Dubai”.
He added: “Circular No. 1/2016 issued by the Supreme Council of Energy is a target for government agencies to include hybrid and electric cars for the total fleet of vehicles at least 10% of the total new purchases from 2016 to 2020 so that the proportion of hybrid and electric vehicles in Dubai to 2 percent by 2020 and to grow to 10 per cent by 2030.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), a subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Energy in Dubai” Dubai Green Transport Initiative” to promote the use and spread of electric and hybrid cars and achieve the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make Dubai the world’s least carbon footprint by 2050 and the carbon reduction strategy aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 16% 2021.
“In support of Dubai Smart’s initiative to make Dubai the world’s smartest and most successful city, and in its vision to be a world-class sustainable enterprise, DEWA launched the Green Charger initiative in 2014 to build the infrastructure of freight stations Electric cars throughout the Emirate of Dubai, to put its mark in the march of environmental development, community and economic as a strategic goal, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the Green Shipper Initiative in the second quarter of 2014 and completed the installation of 100 cargo terminals In various locations in Dubai successfully by the end of 2015 in coordination with stakeholders, which included some government agencies, semi-government, developers and private sector destinations. And is currently working on the establishment of 100 additional electric power stations to bring the total number of terminals to 200 stations in 2018. The Government of Dubai has set the tariff for the shipment of electric vehicles at the stations”.
At a cost of 29 fils per kilowatt of electricity, which is a great saving compared to cars that use fuel, the electric car sector has grown by about 30% between 2014 and 2016. As part of encouraging the public to use electric vehicles in Dubai to contribute to the preservation of the environment.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will provide the electric vehicle charging service for registered users in the Green Charger service of the Authority free of charge until the end of 2019, and exclusively the points of charging electric vehicles within the green charger stations in public places.