Drivers of eco-friendly electric cars can now plug into a network of 16 charging stations around the emirate.
The silent vehicles cars are a rarity on the roads, but they could soon be a far more common sight after the launch of the public charging stations at a dozen Dubai Electricity and Water Authority offices, with one at Dubai Silicon Oasis and 3 more ready to use next month.
The authority plans to roll out another 84 charging stations by the year-end based on demand in malls, airports, government offices and near residential communities. A full recharge is expected to take around two to four hours.
“This is the start of Dewa implementing a pioneering electric vehicle charging station infrastructure initiative. It is an important step towards achieving the objectives of a sustainable smart city and transforming Dubai into the smartest city in the world.” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Dewa’s chief executive.