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Taxis in Ras Al Khaimah to be eco-friendly by 2024

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on November 17, 2019 | Last updated on November 17, 2019 at 10.10 pm
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The fleet is now 60 per cent hybrid.

The Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority has set a five-year plan to make its entire taxi fleet - 850 cabs - run on electric power.

Ismail Hassan Al Balooshi, director-general of the authority, said the move is part of their 2020-2025 strategy. "We have started with two electric cabs, in collaboration with the Hamra Taxi and Arabia Taxi. All our taxi fleet will go green by 2024. The fleet is now 60 per cent hybrid. The authority is committed to its strategic mission - safety, environment sustainability and support of green economy.

"We are working with cab franchise companies to turn taxis green. The electric cabs will help reduce carbon emissions and also cut operational costs. It is a major part of our plans to improve the emirate's air quality," added Al Balooshi.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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