DEWA & RTA bound to enhance green mobility across Dubai

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has allowed all EV owners to use Green Charger services when they register their electric vehicles (EVs) at the Roads and Transport Authority Dubai (RTA).

When customers register at RTA, DEWA creates an EV account for them right away which enables them to charge their vehicles at more than 300 DEWA EV green charger stations across the Emirate under the new service. This strengthens DEWA’s and RTA’s pioneering partnership, which is built on seamless digital integration. 

DEWA will create a new EV account for consumers and notify them online about the account details to make their journey toward sustainability and green mobility easier. When EV owners register their vehicles with RTA, they can use DEWA’s smart app to charge their vehicles by scanning the QR code located at public green charging stations.

EV owners can also utilize DEWA’s EV Green Charger card, which will come three working days after they register for the Green Charger services. DEWA has agreed to provide free charging for non-commercial electric vehicle owners until December 31, 2021. Customers can sign up for an EV Green Charger account on DEWA’s website or through the DEWA smart app.

Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer

“Protecting the environment, optimizing the use of energy, and reducing carbon emissions are high on RTA’s agenda. We are prioritizing these elements in the implementation of the initiative like Green Economy for Sustainable Development of UAE vision 2021. The initiative will motivate the use of environmentally-friendly vehicles and sustainable transit means.” 

DEWA uses the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies as well as disruptive technologies to achieve the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy, which aims to reduce 16 percent of carbon emissions by 2021, in order to make Dubai the world’s smartest and happiest city and solidify its position as a global capital for green economy and sustainable development.

The RTA has endorsed many initiatives aimed at encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles, including the elimination of RTA fees at the time of vehicle registration renewal, the removal of the one-time payment of the Salik tag, and the creation of dedicated green parking spaces for electric vehicles. RTA succeeded in converting 50 percent of the Dubai Taxi fleet to environmentally-friendly vehicles and seeks to raise this rate to 100 percent by 2027.

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