Dubai Sees Impressive Growth in Electric Vehicle Usage

Dubai, UAE has experienced significant growth in the usage of electric vehicles (EVs) through the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s EV Green Charger initiative. The initiative has seen a remarkable 59% increase in the usage of its “Green Charger” services in 2023, demonstrating its success in promoting green mobility in the city.

DEWA’s EV Green Charger initiative has recorded a total of 1,145,427 charging sessions conducted by registered electric vehicles by the end of December 2023, with a 59% increase compared to the previous year. This initiative has provided a cumulative electric vehicle distance of 117 million kilometers, powered by 23,419.821MWh of electricity from 2015 to 2023.

Dubai has established itself as a leader in the adoption of EVs within the region, boasting one of the highest ratios of charging stations to EVs in the world. The EV Green Charger initiative aligns with Dubai’s strategic objectives, focusing on sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation, air quality improvement, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Since 2015, Dubai has witnessed a significant rise in the number of EVs in the Emirate, reaching 25,929 vehicles by the end of December 2023. This growth highlights the city’s commitment to transitioning towards sustainable transportation. The initiative has seen a substantial increase in EV owners registered, from 14 in 2015 to over 13,959 by the end of 2023.

Dubai’s ambition to become the smartest and most future-ready city aligns with DEWA’s efforts to support the Dubai Green Mobility initiative 2030 and the National Electric Vehicles Policy. DEWA aims to contribute to the UAE’s target of achieving net-zero emissions by reducing energy consumption in the transport sector by 40% and lowering carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes by 2050. Additionally, DEWA intends to increase the share of EVs to 50% of total vehicles on UAE roads by 2050.

DEWA has constructed a world-class infrastructure for EV charging stations across Dubai, with a total of 382 EV Green Charging Stations deployed throughout the city. These stations provide convenient access to charging facilities with multiple charging outlets and various charger types to accommodate different EV models. Customers can easily locate charging stations through DEWA’s website, smart app, and other digital platforms.

To further enhance the customer experience, DEWA allows users to create an EV account and utilize the charging stations within an hour of vehicle registration. Additionally, DEWA has introduced the EV Green Charger User Dashboard to assist customers in managing their charging services efficiently.

Dubai’s impressive growth in electric vehicle usage showcases the city’s commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation. As the EV Green Charger initiative continues to promote green mobility, Dubai remains at the forefront of the global push towards a clean and green future.

FAQ Section:

1. What is the EV Green Charger initiative?
DEWA’s EV Green Charger initiative is an initiative in Dubai, UAE, that aims to promote the usage of electric vehicles (EVs) and provide convenient access to EV charging stations.

2. How much has the usage of the EV Green Charger services increased?
There has been a remarkable 59% increase in the usage of the EV Green Charger services in 2023.

3. How many charging sessions have been conducted by registered electric vehicles?
By the end of December 2023, a total of 1,145,427 charging sessions have been conducted by registered electric vehicles.

4. How much cumulative electric vehicle distance has been achieved through the initiative?
From 2015 to 2023, the EV Green Charger initiative has provided a cumulative electric vehicle distance of 117 million kilometers.

5. How many EVs are there in Dubai?
By the end of December 2023, there were 25,929 electric vehicles in Dubai.

6. How many EV owners are registered under the initiative?
By the end of 2023, over 13,959 EV owners were registered under the initiative.

7. What are DEWA’s goals for the future regarding EVs?
DEWA aims to contribute to the UAE’s target of achieving net-zero emissions by reducing energy consumption in the transport sector by 40% and lowering carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes by 2050. Additionally, DEWA intends to increase the share of EVs to 50% of total vehicles on UAE roads by 2050.

8. How many EV charging stations are there in Dubai?
There are a total of 382 EV Green Charging Stations deployed throughout Dubai.

9. How can customers locate charging stations?
Customers can easily locate charging stations through DEWA’s website, smart app, and other digital platforms.

10. What additional services are provided by DEWA?
DEWA allows users to create an EV account and utilize the charging stations within an hour of vehicle registration. They have also introduced the EV Green Charger User Dashboard to assist customers in managing their charging services efficiently.

Definitions:
1. EV – Electric Vehicle
2. DEWA – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
3. Green Charger – Refers to the EV charging services provided by DEWA’s EV Green Charger initiative

Suggested related links:
1. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Official Website
2. Dubai Tourism Official Website
3. Visit Dubai Official Website