DEWA has now installed 200 charger points across Dubai
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the completion of the second phase of its ‘Green Charger’ initiative, which included the installation of an additional 100 EV Green Charger stations across Dubai.
With the completion of the project, the total number of charging stations in Dubai has doubled from 100 to 200.
The initiative contributes to DEWA’s efforts to encourage environmentally-friendly electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions and to support sustainable modes of transport in Dubai.
DEWA managing director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “At the time of the launch of the EV Green Charger Initiative, approximately four years ago, there were limited electric vehicles in Dubai, mainly due to a lack of EV charging infrastructure.
“DEWA, as the electricity provider for Dubai, took the lead in setting up the first EV charging infrastructure to encourage the public to use environmentally-friendly vehicles. Today, we see an increasing number of electric cars on the streets of Dubai after establishing the necessary infrastructure.
“The second phase of the EV Green Charger initiative covered several new sites, in cooperation with other government entities such as Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, RTA, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Courts, Dubai Culture Authority and Expo 2020 Dubai. As part of the efforts to support the comprehensive development of Hatta, DEWA has installed a fast charging station at an ENOC petrol station there, increasing the number of EV Green Chargers to three in the Hatta region. DEWA also cooperated with ADNOC to install fast charging stations at their petrol stations, which will be opening soon in Dubai. The chosen locations will provide better customer service in terms of geographical distribution of these stations.”
DEWA has strengthened its cooperation with leading real estate developers in Dubai such as Meraas, Nakheel and Majid Al Futtaim Group by installing EV Green Chargers at their leading projects and shopping malls such as the Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, La Mer, The Outlet Village, City Walk and a number of other featured locations in Palm Jumeirah.
“DEWA is currently working on the implementation of the Dubai Green Mobility initiative to promote the use of electric and hybrid vehicles. This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 for Dubai to have the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050. Our efforts in installing additional EV Green Charger stations throughout Dubai complements the work of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. The incentives announced by the Council will encourage individuals and community members to use electric vehicles and sustainable modes of transportation,” Al Tayer said.