Tawasul Transport launching first hydrogen-powered taxi in Abu Dhabi

Region’s first high-speed green hydrogen pilot refuelling station is located at Masdar City

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The new-generation Toyota Mirai powered by hydrogen offers a 100 per cent electric driving experience. — Supplied photo
The new-generation Toyota Mirai powered by hydrogen offers a 100 per cent electric driving experience. — Supplied photo

Published: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 4:15 PM

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is set for its first green-hydrogen-powered smart taxi experience. Tawasul Transport, a leading transport company, is collaborating with Adnoc, the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) and Al Futtaim Motors, to create this trailblazing sustainable urban mobility initiative.

Tawasul Transport, together with Al Futtaim Motors, will provide the operational data, including kilometers driven, green hydrogen consumption, operating hours and clean refueling procedures. By adopting a transparent data-driven approach, operational efficiency can be improved while accelerating the integration of sustainable and innovative transport solutions.

The new-generation Toyota Mirai powered by hydrogen offers a 100 per cent electric driving experience with best-in-class efficiency and zero emissions underlining Toyota’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality and creating sustainable mobility for all.

The hydrogen-powered taxi will refuel at the region’s first high-speed green hydrogen pilot refuelling station, which is located at Masdar City and is operated by Adnoc Distribution.

The companies’ collaboration demonstrates their joint dedication to achieving high-energy efficiency and a sustainable transport sector in Abu Dhabi, as they take a pivotal role in optimizing the utilization of green-hydrogen-powered taxis.

Ghena Jbour, the General Manager of Tawasul Transport, said: “Embracing a green-hydrogen-powered future, not only signifies a commitment to eco-friendly transportation but also paves the way for a cleaner, greener tomorrow. As we ride the waves of innovation, our next steps involve expanding this fleet and inspiring a shift towards a more sustainable future. Tawasul envisions a world where mobility is synchronised with the environment, and these green hydrogen taxis is the first step towards achieving this bold vision. It shows our ongoing efforts to enhance services in accordance with the highest international standards, improve operational efficiency, and expedite the adoption of sustainable, safe, reliable, and intelligent transportation solutions within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.”

With the supervision of ITC , Tawasul Transport, which has been operating in the field of public transport for taxis in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi since 2007, has established itself as a distinguished provider of transport services whose goal is to boost Abu Dhabi’s status as a sustainable mobility hub by strategically managing taxi vehicle utilization at all times.


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