DEWA launches EV Green Charger initiative to promote e-vehicle adoption in Dubai
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it has launched an EV Green Charger initiative, which delivers a network of electric vehicle chargers across Dubai as part of the Dubai Green Mobile Strategy 2030.
By way of this strategy, the number of electric cars in Dubai increased to 2,473, and hybrid vehicle numbers rose to 6,016 as of February 2021.
DEWA has installed almost 300 charging stations across Dubai, comprising some in Hatta. EV customers registered under the EV Green Charger initiative can charge their vehicles by scanning a QR code at DEWA's charging station. Customers cans also use the EV Green Charging card.
DEWA will deliver non-commercial EV customers registered in the initiative with free charging until December 31, 2021. Commercial registered customers such as organizations, governmental, and semi-governmental organizations will have to pay 29 fils for every kilowatt-hour (KWh).
The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) provides various incentives, including free parking, reduced vehicle registration fees, and exemption from the Salik tag fee.
To locate charging stations, customers can use DEWA's website or smart app and various other digital map platforms, comprising Google Maps, Apple Maps, Foursquare, and others.
Researchers at DEWA's innovation centre have registered a new patent for a universal smart charging system that comprises of a single cable and a plug, whether they use AC or DC charging.
The charging station's design is also user-friendly and a one-stop point for all types of electric vehicles, as it automatically acclimatizes the plug and the charging to the vehicle's requirement.