Thursday, 01 June 2023
Suhail Al Mazrouei: Electric Vehicles Are Set To Be At The Core Of Our Shift To Green Mobility
His Excellency Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said: “Reaching net-zero emissions has become a collective and urgent priority that can only be achieved by decarbonizing carbon-intensive sectors. Electric vehicles are set to be at the core of our shift to green mobility. The EV market looks promising and offers unique investment opportunities. We invite future-thinking businesses to capitalize on these opportunities. Investing in the EV industry makes a perfect environmental and economic sense.”
He added: “The UAE sees a notable growth in the EV market, driven by multiple initiatives developed by the UAE government to encourage people to switch to electric vehicles. We constantly offer incentives to make electric vehicles more appealing to consumers, as well as improve the quality of our infrastructure to accommodate the increase in the number of EVs. To fully realize the potential of electric mobility, we are deploying a nationwide network of public and private charging stations, equipped with the latest innovative technologies to reduce charging time. These stations follow a national guide that unifies their specifications across the emirates and aligns them with world-class standards.”
The Minister noted that in line with the UAE’s commitment to becoming climate neutral by 2050, the government aims to increase the share of EVs on our roads by 2050. He called on EVIS participants to work together to ensure the transport sector is low-carbon and sustainable.