Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched the “Dubai EV Community Hub” website, to increase electric vehicle (EV) adoption by centralizing information regarding EV developments in Dubai.
This is part of DEWA’s efforts to encourage the use of sustainable transport and cement Dubai’s position as a global capital for a green economy and sustainable development.
The EV Community Hub website features up-to-date government strategies, targets, incentives, and relevant regulations for EVs. It also provides information on the latest EV models in the UAE, charging station standards, installation and locations, as well as available insurance plans and green auto loans for purchasing EVs.
Mr. Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, stated that the EV Community hub website centralizes information regarding EVs in Dubai. This saves time for those who are interested in eco-friendly vehicles and can support their decision-making process. It showcases the benefits of EVs as well as the incentives from entities to encourage their purchase or lease.
“At DEWA, we support Dubai’s efforts to reduce emissions of the transport sector through the use of green mobility solutions, especially since Dubai is a global logistics hub for transport. Increasing the use of electric vehicles in Dubai will help to improve air quality, and reduce tailpipe emissions, noise pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. As a member of the Dubai Green Mobility Committee and the sole electricity provider in Dubai, DEWA works closely with government organizations and private stakeholders to support EV adoption within Dubai.”
DEWA provides a robust charging infrastructure for electric vehicles across Dubai with over 325 charging stations. These are available to customers registered for the EV Green Charger service and non-registered customers who can use the guest mode feature at the charging station.
The Authority creates an EV account once the customer registers their vehicle with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). They can utilize DEWA’s charging stations within an hour of vehicle registration or by creating an EV account.