By Sam Bridge
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority says it has successfully installed more than 240 charging stations across the emirate so far
Sixty new charging stations for electric vehicles will be added in Dubai as the emirate looks to encourage more motorists to make the switch.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said it has successfully installed more than 240 charging stations across the emirate, with plans to increase the total number of charging stations to 300 stations by the end of 2020.
It has also mapped its electric vehicle charging station locations across a total of 14 digital platforms.
This will support customers, who register in the EV Green Charger Initiative, to accurately locate all the DEWA charging stations. Locations are shown on Google Maps, Apple Maps, Foursquare, Factual, What3Words, 2GIS, ride-share platforms (Careem), car navigation maps (TomTom and Here Maps), as well as dedicated charging station platforms (Plugshare, Electromaps, and Yellowmaps).
Saeed Mohmmed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said that linking the EV Green Charger stations with the most prominent digital platforms in the world will inspire customers to use sustainable mobility and contribute in protecting the environment.
Due to the increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles in Dubai after launching the Green Charger initiative in 2015, DEWA has extended free electric vehicle charging until the end of 2021 for private users.
This incentive is exclusive to DEWA public charging stations and does not include home charging stations. Commercial registered users such as government, semi-government, and private organisations are charged the tariff of 29 fils per kilowatt hour.For all the latest energy and oil news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.