Dubai Festival City Mall adds first charging points for electric cars

Mall's charging points can add up to 100km of range to electric vehicles per hour of charge and are reserved for zero-emission electric Tesla cars
Dubai Festival City Mall adds first charging points for electric cars
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By Sam Bridge
Tue 24 Jul 2018 01:33 PM

Dubai Festival City Mall has announced it has joined the initiative towards a greener UAE by installing new electric charging outlets to power zero-emission electric Tesla cars.

Located in the lower basement level Centrepoint parking, these three new charging points are now open to shoppers of the mall, a statement said.

It added that the charging points can add up to 100km of range to electric vehicles per hour of charge and are reserved for zero-emission electric Tesla cars.

Steven Cleaver, director, Shopping Centres Dubai, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate said: “The installation of these new charging points truly reflects Dubai Festival City Mall’s commitment to enhance its customer service and satisfaction by adding new innovations and sustainable solutions.

"This is also a part of the Mall and community’s effort to encourage our customers to better care for the environment collectively, as well as adding a new experience for shoppers at Dubai Festival City Mall.”

Tesla electric vehicles operating as part of the Dubai Taxi fleet made more than 64,000 trips between their launch in September and this March.

The vehicles have made a total of 64,186 trips, travelling 2.1 million kilometres, according to the The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) which said it plans to beef up the fleet to 125 electric vehicles this year.

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