Dubai electric vehicles guide

by Riccardo Pelliteri 2 minute read

Are you interested in electric vehicles (EVs) but you want to know more before making a choice?

Automakers are working to improve EVs, as the global market size will reach an outstanding 40.6 million units by 2026.

One of the main concerns of new EV buyers remains EV range. However, scientific studies have revealed that the distances covered in most countries vary on average between 40-60 Km per day. Moreover, 95% of trips do not exceed 200 Km. Therefore, the currently available EVs can easily cover these distances.

Furthermore, in terms of environmental impact, EVs outperform all other available alternatives in terms of CO2 and other polluting emissions. This is because only EVs support a technology that completely eliminates carbon monoxide nitric oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions.

When buying an EV, you should pay close attention to a series of factors. There are a varied selection of EVs, you can choose between Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), which only have electric motors, or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), that have both an electric motor and petrol engine. It’s also important to consider the car’s range, the maximum power of the battery charging cable, and the car’s battery capacity.

Dubai offers a wide range of incentives for EVs users. The DEWA and government entities established the Green Mobility initiative. EV owners registered in the Green Charger initiative can charge their vehicles for free until December 31st 2021. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), also offers free assigned parking, exemption from RTA registration and renewal fees, exemption from Salik’s tag fee. It also arrange a special sticker for number plates.