RIT Dubai & ONE MOTO unite to revolutionize last-mile transportation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai has joined forces with sustainable vehicle company, ONE MOTO, to develop a range of three innovative electric motorcycles that will transform last-mile transportation.

The project will be conducted in the first-of-its-kind Smart Mobility and Innovation Centre, which will act as an iconic pillar of innovation within the region.

The ground-breaking project aims to expand the use of electric motorcycles in the delivery and logistics industry, to help achieve the UAE Net Zero 2050 strategy.

The new partnership will see Engineering faculty and students collaborate on the research, design, fabrication and testing for the new electric vehicles.

Adam Ridgway
Adam Ridgway
CEO – One Moto

“This country has been built on the belief that everything is possible and it’s clear the team at RIT share this sentiment. We are delighted to unite expertise to ensure we are collectively redesigning the way we move, from a position of sustainability, efficiency, data-driven wisdom and to ensure we embed our technology and innovation within the DNA of the UAE Government’s green initiatives. United we will demonstrate the UAE action before COP28 and work towards our mission, to electrify all last-mile vehicles in the UAE by 2024.”

Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf, President of RIT Dubai said that, “Sustainability is one of the pillars on which RIT’s new campus was built. It is interwoven in our brand identity, and we are therefore committed to working on environmentally friendly projects that support the overall vision of this country. Our partnership with ONE MOTO represents how education and industry can collaborate to achieve the goals of the UAE.”

“The new, iconic and industry changing electric motorcycles are expected to be adopted by individual commuters as well as last-mile delivery and logistics companies and are anticipated to go to market in the fourth quarter of 2022,” as per the statement.

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