The EV Green Charger initiative, launched by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), provides a network of electric vehicle chargers across Dubai, supporting the efforts of offering innovative and sustainable transport solutions as part of the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030. This also contributes towards carbon emission reduction in the transportation sector.
DEWA’s continuous development of this initiative and the launch of its free-charging incentive have increased the number of registered electric vehicles in Dubai. HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, highlighted DEWA’s commitment to achieving the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world, and consolidate Dubai’s position as a global capital for green economy and sustainable development.
As a result of harnessing the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution applications and disruptive technologies, till the end of February 2021, the number of registered electric vehicles within Dubai increased to 2,473 electric vehicles and 6,016 hybrid vehicles. This brings the total number of green vehicles within the emirates to 8,489.
Moreover, DEWA provides added value to its smart services such as enabling its customers to obtain all transactions including EV Green Charger registration, charging, billing, and settlement on a trusted blockchain ecosystem. EV customers registered in the EV Green Charger initiative can also charge their electric vehicles using DEWA’s smart app by scanning a QR code at DEWA’s charging stations.
Additionally, researchers at DEWA’s Innovation Centre have registered a new patent for a universal smart charging system that consists of a single cable and a plug, designed to be a one-stop point for all types of electric vehicles.
To further support electric vehicle adoption, DEWA is providing free charging for non-commercial EV customers registered in the EV Green Charger Initiative until December 31, 2021. This incentive is exclusively available at public charging stations, amounting to about 300 charging stations across Dubai, including within the region of Hatta.