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DEWA, RTA allow electric vehicles owners to use Green Charger services

To enhance seamless digital integration of Dubai’s infrastructure as global technological advanced city, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will let all electric vehicles (EV) owners to use Green Charger services when they register their EVs at the Roads and Transport Authority Dubai (RTA). DEWA will also instantly create an EV account for them once registered. The new service enables EV owners (commercial and non-commercial) to charge their vehicles at more than 300 DEWA EV green charger stations across the Emirate.

EV users can charge their vehicles, using DEWA’s smart app by scanning the QR code at public green charging stations. They can also use DEWA’s EV Green Charger card, which will be delivered within three working days after registering in the Green Charger services. DEWA has ensured free charging for non-commercial EV owners until 31 December 2021. Customers can register for EV Green Charger account via DEWA’s website and smart app.

“We work to achieve the vision of His Highness 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 and consolidate its position as a global capital for green economy and sustainable development. DEWA harnesses the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies as well as disruptive technologies to achieve the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy, which aims to reduce 16% of carbon emissions by 2021. Carbon emissions dropped in Dubai by 22% in 2019, two years ahead of the strategy’s target. DEWA collaborates with public and private entities to encourage sustainable mobility in the Emirate and to reduce carbon emissions from the ground transport sector,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“Protecting the environment, optimising the use of energy, and reducing carbon emissions are high on RTA’s agenda. We are prioritising these elements in implementation of the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai (Green Economy for Sustainable Development), UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. The initiative will motivate the use of environmentally-friendly vehicles and sustainable transit means,” said HE Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general, chairman of the board of executive directors of the Roads and Transport Authority.

“RTA has endorsed an array of initiatives advocating the spread of electric vehicles such as the exemption from RTA’s fees at the time of vehicle registration renewal, exemption from the one-time payment of Salik tag, and the dedicated parking spaces painted in green for electric vehicles.” added Al Tayer.

Free charging for non-commercial vehicles until 31 December 2021, is only at public stations. Commercial EV owners in the private and public sectors will pay 29 fils per kilowatt hour.