HummingbirdEV has announced that it will establish a new advanced microfactory facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The facility will produce HummingbirdEV’s zero-emission commercial vehicles.
It shared that its UAE presence will enable the company to deliver zero-emission commercial vehicles to existing e-commerce customers and leverage the country’s free trade agreements with Southeast Asia, India, and surrounding MENA markets for further expansion of its customer base.
The company shared that it will initially focus on catering to the region’s growing demand for mid-mile and last-mile vehicle applications, including refrigerated trucks.
Headquartered in California, HummingbirdEV recently received approval to make HummingbirdEV UAE a registered company in the UAE, which was followed by the hiring of a local operations team.
“We are thrilled to introduce HummingbirdEV to the UAE and we’re invested in making it a hub for commercial vehicle manufacturing,” says Rakesh Koneru, co-founder and CEO of HummingbirdEV.
Adding: “We believe we’re positioned to accelerate the decarbonization of commercial vehicles and advance global sustainability goals through our patented technologies that deliver on performance and cost. Our vehicles are not just zero-emission; they are purpose-built for the specific challenges and opportunities of this vibrant region.”
HummingbirdEV has also entered into a strategic partnership with IBMC Group, led by H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Hamed Chairman and Sajith Kumar P K, Group CEO & MD, a leading economic advisor, investment manager, industry & corporate project consultant and e-marketplace service provider.
HummingbirdEV is the first company from the electric vehicle industry to join IBMC Group’s Industries Integrated International Trade-Flow System, a global trade-flow system for non-oil sector corporations.
“Collaborating with HummingbirdEV aligns perfectly with IBMC’s commitment to promoting sustainable practices,” said Sajith Kumar, Group CEO & MD of IBMC Group.
“HummingbirdEV’s innovative approach and commitment to building vehicles tailored to the region’s needs have impressed us tremendously. We are confident that this partnership will pave the way for sustainable transportation in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.”