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Al-Futtaim Group inaugurates participation in COP28

by Madaline Dunn

Al-Futtaim Group has officially inaugurated its participation at COP28. Throughout COP28, Al-Futtaim Group shared that it will be showcasing a series of sustainability initiatives that come together to form key components of the comprehensive electric mobility ecosystem it is building in the UAE. The Group will also delve into global sustainable strategies, best practices and in-depth action plans alongside its partners covering diverse sectors, from automotive to retail.

Al-Futtaim Automotive, a flagship division of Al-Futtaim Group, takes centre stage at COP28 with a fleet of 360 New Energy Vehicles (NEVs), 8 electric buses, and cutting-edge Charge2Moov EV charging stations provided for the conference, it said.

The automotive company shared that it has pledged to deliver 50% of NEVs and 10% of the UAE’s charging stations by 2030.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Paul Willis, President, Al-Futtaim Automotive, addressed that as automotive market leaders, Al-Futtaim Automotive shoulders “an immense responsibility to drive the mass transition to sustainable mobility and curb carbon emissions in the UAE.”

The President also reiterated the company’s efforts and strategies in building an integrated electric mobility ecosystem that “promises to democratise the electric market” and encourage more people in the country to adopt sustainable driving as their main mode.

He further added that COP28 serves as the ideal platform to raise customer awareness and forge key partnerships that are imperative to climate change action.

At the Al-Futtaim Stand, the group is showcasing its diverse portfolio of electric models, from passenger cars to construction equipment to e-scooters.

The stand will feature the regional debuts of the all-new Polestar 3, all-new BYD HAN, all-new Volvo ECR25 Electric Compact Excavator, and the River Indie electric two-wheeler.

Additionally, the company will showcase one of the most sector-redefining electric models in its portfolio, the Volvo C40 Recharge, as well as its Charge2Moov charging stations.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience a one-of-its-kind interactive Automotive Virtual Showroom, and learn about its “cutting-edge” electric mobility training academy for EV technicians.

Al-Futtaim Group is also hosting panel conferences on the Green Zone stage and on the Al-Futtaim Stand.

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