9 electric-car charging stations to be set up in Dubai
As a part of Dubai’s continuing efforts to plug the city into the world community inclined towards “Going Green,” the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has announced that it has planned to set up two more charging stations at different locations in the city, taking the total count of such stations to nine. This will help electric cars gain more popularity in petrol-friendly Dubai as it will help electric car owners to charge their vehicles on the go.
ENOC partnered with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to equip seven ENOC and EPPCO petrol stations with electric car charging facility in February 2016. Two more such facilities are expected to be built soon in two sites, which are currently under construction.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of ENOC group and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dewa said in a statement released on Sunday that this project is undertaken as part of “Dubai’s commitment to sustainability which is in line with Dubai Government’s Smart City initiative.”
DEWA debuted their first electric charging facility in February 2015 at its headquarters. The launching of the programme was in support of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai to transform Dubai into the “world’s smartest city.”
The charging stations are a paid service, last annouced at a rate of 29 fils per kWh, and uses DEWA cards that has to be applied for.