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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority adds eight EVs to fleet

The move forms part of the Dubai Green Transport initiative launched by DEWA, which aims to boost electric and hybrid vehicle take-up and plans for the opening of 100 electric vehicle charging stations in the emirate this year.

Commenting on the addition of the eight electric cars, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA, said: “The move supports the Smart Dubai initiative and the vision of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world, and in line with the strategy to reduce carbon emissions in Dubai by 16% by 2021.

“We take pride in being the first government organisation to add high-performance electric cars to its fleet. This move supports Dubai's ambition to achieve a 10% increase in the total number hybrid and electric cars by 2030.”

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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