Minimizing charging time while maintaining a reasonable pricing range is a goal of the Minister of Building and Energy.
Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei stated that the ministry is looking into fresh rules for charging stations for electric cars in the United Arab Emirates with the intention of shortening charging times and keeping high efficiency and affordable prices. The minister noted that there are currently about 500 EV charging stations nationally, with plans to increase that number to 800 outlets in the upcoming years in remarks made on the sidelines of the currently ongoing World Utilities Conference 2023. To create and run electric vehicle facilities in Abu Dhabi and the rest of the UAE, Adnoc Distributing and Abu Dhabi National Energy Authority (TAQA) came to an agreement in early 2023 to form a mobility joint venture called E2GO. By 2028, the demand for EVs is anticipated to increase by 30% yearly. In order to fulfill the rising demand for EVs, 70,000 charging points are expected to be needed in Abu Dhabi by 2030. The EV industry in the UAE is growing quickly. Al Mazrouei reiterated that the UAE has one of the most advanced transport and distribution systems in the world.
Surge green charges
The Dubai Supreme Court of Energy (DSCE) agreed to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations in Dubai after reviewing the status of the green charging project in February. According to a declaration released by the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa) on Sunday, the initiative to increase the amount of EV charging points in Dubai supports the emirate’s change to environmentally friendly vehicles and has been a resounding success. By the last day of 2022, there were 350 green chargers and more than 620 charging stations spread around Dubai. By the end of 2022, there were 15,100 electric vehicles on the road and 13,500 hybrid vehicles. This increase may be credited in large part to the effort.
Converting Dubai taxis to 100% green vehicles
The Dubai Taxi Company (DTC) and BluWave-ai, a Canadian artificial intelligence (AI) company, signed a partnership agreement in April with the goal of exploring strategies for converting taxis into environmentally friendly vehicles and boosting the uptake of electric vehicles at a low cost. By 2027, the Dubai Road and Transit Authority (RTA) wants to convert all of the city’s taxis to environmentally friendly (hybrid, electric and hydrogen-powered) vehicles. By 2027, all Dubai taxis will be environmentally sustainable, according to an RTA Exclusive. By the end of 2023, Dubai will have driverless taxis; the cost and locations of the cabs have been made public.