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Green charging stations in Dubai to grow by 150 per cent

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will increase the number of green charging stations from 390 to 1,000 by 2025. The programme will be implemented as part of Dubai’s Zero Carbon and Clean Energy strategies.

Thus, the network of public fast and ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) will grow by 150 per cent.

According to Majid Hilal Al Hazami, DEWA’s director of smart grid project management, fast and ultra-fast chargers are available at petrol stations and they charge a car battery by almost 80% in 20-40 minutes.

Medium-speed chargers are typically installed in shopping centres, parks and office buildings and take two to four hours to charge a battery to 80%.

The implementation of the plan is a key part of the strategy of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the Emirate a global centre for the green economy. The main goal is to shift 100 per cent of electricity generation to clean sources by 2050.

The development of Dubai’s environmental roadmap began in 2015 with the launch of Dewa’s Green Charging for Electric Vehicles initiative. As of the end of May 2023, the number of eco-friendly car owners has increased from 14 residents to 11,000. It is predicted that this figure will double in the near future, and by 2030 there will be more than 42 thousand electric cars on Dubai’s roads.

According to Dewa representatives, the clean energy strategy is the future of transport. The company is now working to create an affordable and world-class green infrastructure for drivers, and increasing the number of green charging stations directly contributes to reducing carbon emissions.

Source: ArabianBusiness

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