Hybrid cars for Dubai’s taxi fleet

DUBAI — The Government of Dubai has announced that its taxi fleet will be gradually converted into hybrid cars (environment-friendly vehicles).

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 26 May 2007, 8:43 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:28 AM

The new initiative will establish Dubai as a leading city in promoting sustainable public transport system. A select group of developed countries already have environmental-friendly and sustainable transport systems.

The move comes following the directives of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to pursue environment-friendly and sustainable development policies as highlighted by the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015.

Hybrid cars, which use electrical energy in addition to conventional fuels, are highly effective in reducing transport-related emissions.

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