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Dubai to have 1000 EV charging stations by 2025 to boost green mobility

DEWA announced a 170% rise in the number of charging stations for e-vehicles 

Dubai to have 1000 EV charging stations by 2025 to boost green mobility
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As UAE strives to integrate carbon neutrality in its transportation system, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has promised to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations to 1000 from around 370. 

This will be a 170% increase in the number of EV charging stations in the city by 2025, the Dubai Media Office announced on Sunday. The EV charging stations will be a major part of Dubai’s eco-friendly infrastructure to support sustainable mobility.

Saeed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, said, “Dubai recognizes that green mobility is the future of transportation. By encouraging electric vehicle usage, Dewa’s EV Green Charger Initiative contributes not only to carbon emissions reduction but also fosters sustainable practices throughout Dubai.”

The Global Electric Mobility Readiness Index published in 2022 predicted that the demand for EVs in the UAE will rise by 30% annually as the country stood in the eighth rank globally for electric mobility readiness.

Currently, the city has 370 charging stations operational 24/7 at various petrol pumps and parks, along with DEWA’s customer happiness centers and shopping centers.

“The expansion of Dubai’s public charging infrastructure and the growing use of electric vehicles by its residents is set to reinforce the city’s emergence as a leader in green mobility,” said the Dubai Media Office.

From 2015 until the conclusion of 2022, Dewa’s EV green chargers supplied 13,264 MWh of electricity, enabling electric vehicles to cover a combined distance exceeding 66.3 million kilometers, reducing around 236,700 tonnes of carbon emissions by April 2023.

Dubai’s rapid shift towards sustainable transportation is expected to boost its reputation as the leading city worldwide for living, working, and tourism. This transition will further solidify its position as one of the top three urban economies globally, aligning with the Dubai Economic Agenda D33’s primary goal, added the Dubai Media Office. 

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