Dubai unveils strategy to boost hybrid and EV use

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has launched a strategy to boost the use of hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) by 2020. The ‘Dubai Green Mobility’ initiative aims to ensure […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has launched a strategy to boost the use of hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) by 2020.

The ‘Dubai Green Mobility’ initiative aims to ensure at least 2% of new cars sold in the next four years are low emissions vehicles.

It is set to increase to 10% by 2030.

The initiative also aims to contribute to a 16% reduction in carbon emissions duing the same period.

Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy said: “The market for hybrid and electric vehicles will promote the use of sustainable transport and encourage the use of environmentally-friendly vehicles by all citizens and residents in Dubai.”

According to the World Energy Council, EV sales boost is “vital to closing emissions gap”.