GREEN GEARS

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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.

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