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DEWA signs MOU with Parkin to Boost EV Green Charger Stations in Dubai

by Madaline Dunn

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Parkin, the largest supplier of paid public parking facilities in Dubai, to expand EV Green Charger stations in several key locations managed by Parkin. 

DEWA shared that through the EV Green Charger initiative, from 2015 until the end of March 2024, it provided approximately 26,000 MWh of electricity for charging EVs in Dubai, which powered a cumulative electric vehicle distance of approximately 130 million kilometres.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that DEWA’s EV Green Charger initiative “actively supports” the National Electric Vehicles Policy and the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030. 

“This is achieved by encouraging the use of electric vehicles and reducing the transport sector’s carbon emissions, supporting the UAE’s efforts in climate action. Dubai has witnessed a notable increase in electric vehicles,” he noted. 

According to HE Al Tayer, by the end of April 2024, the number of electric vehicles in Dubai reached over 30,000 vehicles. 

“This number is expected to increase in the coming years, reflecting Dubai’s success in fostering the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly transport. The number of registered customers in the EV Green Charger initiative has also increased to over 15,000 by the end of March 2024,” added HE Al Tayer.

“Signing the MoU with Parkin to install EV Green Charger stations in several prime locations managed by Parkin aligns with our shared vision to support the Government’s efforts to enhance the EV infrastructure and provide easy access to charging facilities using the latest innovative technologies to reduce charging time.”

This, he said, strengthens Dubai’s global position in urban planning and sustainable urban development and supports the Dubai Quality of Life Strategy 2033 and the Dubai Social Agenda 33.

Ahmed Bahrozyan, Chairman of Parkin’s Board of Directors, commented: “We look forward to collaborating closely with DEWA on the development, implementation and enhancement of EV charging infrastructure across Dubai with a clear focus on world-class facilities alongside a high-quality customer experience, serving the strategic and social objectives of the Emirate. 

“Given the time it takes to re-charge clean energy vehicles, our parking facilities will play a key role in supporting the global transition to EV, with our extensive parking network providing easy access to charging services, helping to incentivise EV adoption and maintain our joint commitment to sustainable mobility,” added Bahrozyan.

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