Camry-exclusive Dubai Taxi Corporation electric hybrid fleet to grow by 145% by end of 2017
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has taken delivery of its first batch of a new fleet of new Toyota Camry electric hybrids.
The new fleet, due to be handed over in full by the end of this year, will see DTC’s electric hybrid Camry fleet more than double from 503 to 1,057.
Further deals are expected to be agreed with other taxi operators in Dubai, which will see a 44 percent increase in the Toyota electric hybrid taxi operating in the emirate.
Al-Futtaim Motors said that Toyota will supply 100 percent of DTC’s electric hybrid fleet and 85 percent of its petrol-engine fleet.
“With the addition of these 554 new Camry electric hybrid vehicles, promising over 33% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, DTC can accelerate their efforts in supporting the vision of a greener future as directed by the UAE Vision 2021,” said Saud Abbasi, managing director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors.
Dr Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi, said the addition of the new Camry electric hybrid fleet will “play a vital role in supporting DTC’s vision of converting 50% of the Dubai Taxi fleet to hybrid by 2021.”
As part of the agreement, Al-Futtaim Motors will provide DTC with technical and aftersales support, as well as providing training to DTC’s drivers, and technical and support staff.