Dubai Has Introduced Incentives on EVs Purchase
Dubai has a taken a step ahead in moving towards a green future. Dubai Supreme Council of Energy’s Chairman, H. H. Shaikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum, has approved a programme that promotes the use of electric cars in Dubai by providing incentives. The council wishes to have 10 percent of all the vehicles in Dubai to be an electric or hybrid vehicle by the year 2030.
As per the directive by the Council, all government institutions will have to ensure 10 percent of all new vehicles to be either electrified or hybrid. This will help Dubai reduce the total carbon emissions by around 19 per cent in the year 2021.
Tesla is also opening up the doors to the company’s new showroom in Dubai, with Model S and Model X being available in the showroom.
Additionally, by the 2020 Expo, Dubai will have built around 200 operational charging stations for EVs.
Even though the demand among the customers in UAE for these vehicles is low for now, globally, the customers are increasing. 2016 recorded over two million EVs being used around the world. The figure will grow definitely with time to come as the International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook has projected that up to 70 million EVs will be present around the globe by 2025.
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