Video: This is how Dewa's electric vehicle will be rolled out


Video: This is how Dewas electric vehicle will be rolled out

Dubai - The initiative aims to contribute to a 16 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.

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Published: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 11:25 AM

Last updated: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 5:43 PM

In an animation video tweeted recently, the Dubai Media Office has shown how Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (Dewa) Electric Vehicle (EV) Green Charger Initiative Phase II and charging stations will work.
To encourage the use of sustainable transport, the council launched the Dubai Green Mobility initiative, which has been presented to relevant stakeholders for their support. The initiative is in compliance with the Dubai Plan 2021, and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.

The transport sector is the third-highest gas-emission producing sector in Dubai. The initiative aims to establish a market for electric and hybrid vehicles in the emirate, and contribute to a 16 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.
In an earlier report, the Dewa said it will double its electric vehicles charging stations to 200 across Dubai to complete the second phase of the Green Charger initiative. This will build the infrastructure and charging stations for electric vehicles, which are an integral element in Dewa's strategy to develop the advanced infrastructure.
Dewa is setting up different types of charging stations, including fast-charging stations installed at petrol stations that take 20-40 minutes. These stations have 3 different plugs, one with a capacity of 48 kilowatts (kW) for Alternating Current (AC), CHAdeMO plugs, and Combo plugs with a capacity of 50kW of Direct Current (DC). Medium-charging stations installed at shopping malls, parks, and Dubai Government customer service centres take 2-4 hours.
The stations feature two plugs, each with a capacity of 22kW. And finally, wall-charging stations with a capacity of 22kW for AC will take 2-4 hours to charge.
The authority launched the Green Charger initiative in April 2014 to install and manage the required infrastructure to charge electric vehicles. The move complements Dewa's efforts to reduce air pollution and protect the environment from the impact of the transport sector in the emirate.

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