The first net-zero energy city in Dubai has showcased the great potential of electric vehicle technology.
A convoy of more than ten electric vehicles completed an epic 7000-kilometre trip across the UAE with a day of activities at The Sustainable City – the first operational sustainable community in the Middle East.
Workshops, a conference and parade wrapped up the historic event which offered a glimpse into the future of sustainable transport.
Faris Saeed, the CEO of Diamond Developers – the real estate company behind TSC – said: “We were delighted to welcome electric vehicle enthusiasts to The Sustainable City, and show them the incredible potential of sustainable living.
“Every aspect of the development is focused on benefiting our residents economically; the eco-friendly villas’ orientation and solar power roofs will help reduce energy consumption and electricity bills by 50%.”
The first phase of the 46,500-square metre project features a residential complex of five clusters, each containing 100 villas, five playgrounds, a central wind tower and car parking.
The site is also home to a community mall, a central green with 11 biodomes, cycling and jogging tracks, an equestrian centre, and a green community mosque.