DUBAI OPENS FIRST ELEC­TRIC VE­HI­CLE CHARG­ING HUB

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Dubai Elec­tric­ity and Wa­ter Au­thor­ity (DEWA) has in­au­gu­rated the Emi­rate’s very first elec­tric ve­hi­cle charg­ing sta­tion. The move is part of the Smart Dubai strate­gic plan, and the fa­cil­ity it­self is now open to the public like another 11 of them al­ready are. Lo­cated at DEWA’s head­quar­ters in Al Garhoud, lo­cal dig­ni­taries and pol­i­cy­mak­ers in­au­gu­rated the new sta­tion, in­clud­ing His High­ness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Mak­toum, chair­man of the Dubai Supreme Coun­cil of Energy. Ac­cord­ing to Con­struc­tion Week Online, the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of DEWA, His Ex­cel­lency Saeed Mo­hammed Al Tayer said, “this sta­tion is an im­por­tant step to­wards achiev­ing the ob­jec­tives of the sus­tain­able smart city, and trans­form­ing Dubai into the smartest city in the world.” Be­fore the end of this year, DEWA plans to have 100 charg­ing sta­tions across Dubai and to kick start the roll­out, the au­thor­ity is col­lab­o­rat­ing with an ar­ray of car man­u­fac­tur­ers, air­ports, shop­ping malls and petrol sta­tions, as well as the Roads and Trans­port Au­thor­ity (RTA) and the Dubai Mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

It is one of the 16 sta­tions that are to be opened dur­ing phase one of the Smart Dubai ini­tia­tive.

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