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October 25, 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced the completion of the second phase of its ‘Green Charger’ initiative, which included the installation of an additional 100 EV Green Charger stations across Dubai.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018) in Dubai.

With the completion of the project, the total number of charging stations in Dubai has doubled from 100 to 200. The initiative contributes to Dewa's efforts to encourage environmentally-friendly electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions and to support sustainable modes of transport in Dubai.

The EV Green Charger Initiative was launched by DEWA in 2015 in support of the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make the Emirate the smartest and happiest city in the world.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and Founder and Chairman of Wetex, said: “Wetex is an ideal opportunity for us to announce our latest achievements and given its global position as one of the world's largest energy, water, environment and technology events, over the past two decades.

"Through this unique platform, we are pleased to double the EV Green Charger stations from 100 to 200.

"This is in continuation of our efforts to support the Smart Dubai initiative, which aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world, ensuring a bright future for all Dubai residents by strengthening the foundations of environmental sustainability.

Sustainable City
"It also supports the achievement of the UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a smart, integrated and sustainable city with clean, healthy and sustainable environmental elements.”

"At the time of the launch of the EV Green Charger Initiative, approximately four years ago, there were limited electric vehicles in Dubai, mainly due to a lack of EV charging infrastructure. DEWA, as the electricity provider for Dubai, took the lead in setting up the first EV charging infrastructure to encourage the public to use environmentally-friendly vehicles.

Today, we see an increasing number of electric cars on the streets of Dubai after establishing the necessary infrastructure.

Phase 2 of EV Green Charger

The second phase of the EV Green Charger initiative covered several new sites, in cooperation with other government entities such as Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality, RTA, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Courts, Dubai Culture Authority and Expo 2020 Dubai.

As part of the efforts to support the comprehensive development of Hatta, Dewa has installed a fast charging station at an ENOC petrol station there, increasing the number of EV Green Chargers to three in the Hatta region. Dewa also cooperated with ADNOC to install fast charging stations at their petrol stations, which will be opening soon in Dubai. Read more