DUBAI: The number of registered electric vehicles in Dubai has risen from 71 to 5107 over the last seven years, according to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, or DEWA.
In a recent statement, DEWA revealed that it provided over 8,800 megawatt-hours of power to electric vehicles in Dubai since 2015, as a part of its EV Green Charger initiative.
This amount of electricity helped EV users to travel approximately 58 million kilometers in eco-friendly vehicles and experience a 73 percent reduction in refueling costs.
DEWA’s EV Green Charger network has expanded to over 325 charging stations across Dubai, equivalent to over 560 charge points, the statement added.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said that this growth helps to consolidate Dubai’s position as a global capital for a green economy and sustainable development.
“We promote green and sustainable transport in Dubai, by providing a robust public charging network for electric vehicles across Dubai. We also strive to provide a seamless and fast experience for our customers by using the latest smart and innovative technologies,” said Waleed Bin Salman, executive vice president of business development and excellence at DEWA.