Dubai is set to add a compelling eco-friendly dimension to its world-leading driving experience with an ambitious plan to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure…reports Asian Lite News
The UAE aims increase the share of electric vehicles to 50 percent of total vehicles on country’s roads by 2050, said Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure.
Al Mazrouei outlined the details of the National Electric Vehicles Policy, recently approved by the UAE Cabinet. The policy serves as a regulatory framework to guide efforts to align the standards for the infrastructure of electric vehicles charging stations as well as facilitate integration among stakeholders across the country.
Developed by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI), the policy is an outcome of the Global EV Market transformational project.
It supports the objectives of the National Energy and Water Demand Management Program that was launched to reduce energy consumption in intensive sectors, including transport.
The Minister said: “The policy will create a conducive environment for green mobility through regulating the local market and creating balanced economic, environmental, and social incentives that promote the use of electric vehicles and increase their sale. This will help the UAE achieve its objectives of reducing energy consumption by 40 percent and carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes in the transport sector by 2050, as well as increase the share of electric vehicles to 50 percent of total vehicles on our roads by 2050.”
He added: “The policy will accelerate the penetration of electric and hybrid vehicles, help establish a world-class electric vehicle infrastructure, and set legislative and technical frameworks for recycling electric vehicle batteries locally. This will encourage the business sector to invest in electric vehicle charging stations with the aim of advancing green mobility.”
The National Electric Vehicles Policy aims to establish a network of electric vehicles charging stations in collaboration with partners from the federal and local government and the private sector, enhancing the UAE’s competitiveness in related indices.
Meanwhile, Dubai is set to add a compelling eco-friendly dimension to its world-leading driving experience with an ambitious plan to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), which is steering the emirate’s clean energy transition, aims to grow the city’s network of public charging stations by 170 percent in less than three years. By 2025, EV Green Charging Stations in Dubai will increase from the current 370, with more than 680 charging points, to 1,000 Green Charging Stations.
Dubai has consistently been rated as one of the ‘world’s best cities to drive’ with exceptional ratings in measures like traffic congestion and road and public transport quality.
Dubai’s move to green mobility received a strong boost in 2015 when DEWA launched its EV Green Charger Initiative as part of its Green Mobility Strategy 2030. The number of EV owners registered under the initiative has increased from a mere 14 in 2015 to more than 11,000 by the end of May 2023. The figure is expected to double in the near future. By 2030, Dubai aims to have over 42,000 electric cars on its roads.