HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched the Mobile Charging Station for Electric Vehicles. The launch supports the UAE Green Development Strategy. It is part of a long-term national initiative for building a Green Economy in the UAE under the theme “Green Economy for Sustainable Development.” It will also encourage people to own environmentally friendly electric vehicles.
RTA will exhibit the vehicle at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018), which will start tomorrow (Tuesday) and continue until Thursday.
Al Tayer heeded to a briefing by Nasir Bu Shehab, CEO of Strategy and Corporate Governance, about the Mobile Charging Station for Electric Vehicles.
The initiative aims to reduce carbon emissions of the transport sector and support the response to emergency cases. The vehicle can travel to recharge the customer’s vehicle on demand to enable the client to continue the journey to the destination or the nearest electric recharging station. The initiative will boost public confidence in the use of electric vehicles as a reliable alternative to fuel-powered vehicles.
Al Tayer was delighted with the launch of the Mobile Charging Station for Electric Vehicles rolled out by RTA in support of the use of environmentally friendly vehicles and sustainable transit means. The initiative is also compatible with the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy2030, Dubai Plan 2021 and the UAE Vision 2021.
He indicated that RTA is supplying the Dubai Taxi Corporation with 200 Tesla electric vehicles boasting of several features of self-driving technologies to beef up the limo fleet of the DTC. 50 of these electric vehicles had already started operation, 75 others will be added before the end of this year, and the remaining 75 vehicles will be supplied in 2019. DTC had coordinated with the concerned entities to ensure the operation of these vehicles by providing 13 electric charging stations.