Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to increase hybrid and electric vehicle use by 2020

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has adopted a strategy to achieve sustainable development to create a low-carbon economy and promote the use of hybrid cars and electric vehicles. The Supreme Council of Energy assessed its preliminary objectives for 2016-2020, to create a market to facilitate the use of these vehicles. The Supreme Council launched the Dubai Green Mobility initiative, to encourage the use of sustainable transport and electric vehicles. The initiative has been presented to relevant stakeholders for their support.

“In adherence with the Smart Dubai initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is working in cooperation with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA)’s EV Green Charger initiative, to establish electric vehicle charging stations across the Emirate, with 100 charging stations already set up across Dubai in 2015. This supports the Supreme Council’s directive number 1 of 2016, and the directives of the Dubai government to ensure that, between 2016 and 2020, 2% of all cars purchased are either electric or hybrid vehicles. This target is set to increase to 10% by 2030”, said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy.

“In compliance with the Dubai Plan 2021, and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, and in cooperation with other government bodies in Dubai, the Supreme Council launched the Dubai Green Mobility initiative to promote the use of electric and hybrid vehicles, to reduce carbon emissions within the transport sector, which is the third-highest gas-emission producing sector in Dubai. The initiative aims establish a market for electric and hybrid vehicles in the Emirate, and contribute to a 16% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020,” added Al Tayer.

“The market for hybrid and electric vehicles will promote the use of sustainable transport, and encourage the use of environmentally-friendly vehicles by all citizens and residents in Dubai,” said HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.