Green Charger to establish the infrastructure and build electric vehicle charging stations:
The Electric Vehicle (EV) Green Charger Initiative was launched in support of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world and promote green transportation in the city. Electric vehicles (EV) operate on electricity as an alternative for fuel and contribute towards the preservation of the environment through emission reduction. At the time of the launch of the initiative there were a very limited number of electrical vehicles in Dubai mainly because there was no EV charging infrastructure available. Hence DEWA, as the electricity provider for Dubai, took the lead in setting up the first EV charging infrastructure in the UAE to encourage the public to switch over from petrol to electric vehicles.
DEWA successfully installed 100 electric charging stations by December 2015, in different areas of Dubai such as government offices, airports, gas stations, shopping malls, commercial offices, clinics and hospitals, residential complexes and establishments, as part of the Green Charger initiative. Furthermore, DEWA has announced plans to increase the number of charging stations to 200 stations in 2018.
* Actual charge time depends on battery depletion at start of the charging cycle, capacity of the battery, ambient conditions at the time of charging, technical restrictions by the charging system inside the car
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