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Dubai's ENOC installs first electrical car charging stations

Company announces launch of nine charging stations at its service stations across Dubai

Dubai's ENOC installs first electrical car charging stations
Dubai’s first electric vehicle charging station was launched at DEWA’s head office in Al Garhoud.

Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), a wholly-owned entity of the Government of Dubai, has announced the installation of nine electrical vehicle charging stations at ENOC/EPPCO service stations across Dubai.

Established in partnership with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), the first seven charging stations have been completed and commissioned while two additional units are planned to be installed in upcoming sites currently under construction in Dubai.

DEWA launched the electric-vehicle charging stations programme last year in support of the vision of Sheikh Mohammed 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.

Electric-vehicle charging stations promote sustainable personal transportation and preserve natural resources. In February 2015, DEWA launched its first charging station for electric cars in its headquarters. 

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of ENOC Group and managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: “This project highlights our commitment to sustainability and our strategy to promote the use of electric cars, in line with the Dubai Government’s Smart City initiative.

"We are thankful to ENOC for its support in providing their facilities to establish the infrastructure needed to facilitate the implementation.”

Saif Humaid Al Falasi, ENOC Group CEO, added: “The incorporation of electric charging units at our service stations underlines our commitment to protect the environment as well as our support to the government sector in its efforts to achieve the Emirate’s sustainable development goals.

"We are proud to cooperate with DEWA, and the Government of Dubai, by offering our wide network of service stations to build the infrastructure needed to apply this visionary initiative.”

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