UAE’s DEWA allows all EV users to charge from Green Charger stations

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE’s state-owned utility service provider Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has introduced new perks to the EV Green Charger services, in the latest effort to encourage sustainable transportation in Dubai and boost the number of beneficiaries.

According to the statement, all commercial and non-commercial electric vehicle (EV) users can now easily use the EV Smart Charging service and benefit from more than 300 Green Charger stations across Dubai. There is also a new feature to find the nearest green charger station and check its availability.

The customers with DEWA EV accounts, as well as guests (who are not registered in the DEWA EV account service), can utilize the EV Smart Charging service to charge their electric vehicles by scanning the QR code placed on DEWA Green Charger stations located across Dubai.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, has stated that the new step is part of the company’s efforts to promote the use of sustainable transport (EV and hybrid vehicles), as well as its keenness to offer innovative and environmentally friendly solutions to lower carbon emissions in the transportation sector.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“The Green Charger initiative supports the vision of His Highness 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 the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030. The initiative is a starting point for the UAE to achieve sustainable development and build a competitive economy in a carbon-free future. This is by diversifying our energy sources to ensure a sustainable environment with a strong and advanced infrastructure. DEWA harnesses the latest Fourth Industrial Revolution applications and disruptive technologies to achieve the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy, which aims to reduce 16 percent of emissions by 2021. Dubai has already reduced 22 percent of emissions in 2019, two years ahead of the target.”

As per the statement, “Customers who are not registered in the Green Charger service can log in using ‘Guest Mode,’ to select charging packages, and pay the fees through multiple channels. They can also charge their vehicles using DEWA’s smart app, scan the QR code at green charging stations and follow the instructions.” The registered customers can use their DEWA accounts on DEWA’s smart app. DEWA offers free charging for non-commercial EV owners until 31 December 2021.

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