Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has installed the first two electric vehicle Green Charger stations at the offices of Expo Dubai. DEWA is also installing an additional 15 stations at the Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility pavilions for electric vehicle owners who will visit the Expo Dubai.
DEWA is a massive partner of Expo Dubai, they have to date invested approximately AED 4.26 billion in electricity and water infrastructure at the site. It’s also responsible for channeling the energy from Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to the site.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said “To host the Expo Dubai, DEWA has completed several major projects, including constructing electricity and water transmission networks for it. The total cost of DEWA’s three substations at Expo Dubai has reached AED 420 million. We strived to complete our sustainable energy projects at this world-class event according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency.”
“We are committed to increasing the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in Dubai, which supports the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030 and the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021 to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector,” added Al Tayer.
In case you don’t know, DEWA has been providing free charging for electric vehicles. This had a deadline. Well, the good folks at DEWA are further extending the deadline till the end of 2021. This is only applicable on DEWA public green charger stations, so you still pay for yours at your own home. The going rate for commercial registered users is 29 fils per kilowatt hour, which started on day one of this terrible year.
In Dubai alone, there are 240 electric green charger stations in different areas such as government offices, airports, petrol stations, shopping malls, commercial offices, clinics and hospitals, residential complexes and establishments. You can see them all right here – just filter for charging stations.