16 solar powered electric car charging stations launched in Dubai

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.

The above is an excerpt of Electric car charging stations launched in Dubai by Ramola Talwar Badam for The National. Image Credit: mhincha via Flickr.