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United Arab Emirates: Sharjah to install charging stations for electric vehicles – News

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Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 16:51

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Driving towards a greener mobility future, Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) is working with BEEAH, the Middle East sustainability pioneer, for the deployment and operation of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the emirate, including the city and the coast. regions.

Dr. Eng. Yousif Khamis Mohamed Alathmane, President of SRTA, and his delegates recently met with Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO and Vice President of BEEAH, and senior executives of the BEEAH Group at the BEEAH headquarters, to discuss opportunities and strategies of colaboration.

The electric vehicle charging network will help residents who want to switch to electric vehicles. Hundreds of chargers will be deployed across the emirate in strategic locations along highways and in multiple districts, covering key commercial and urban areas to make charging fast, convenient and accessible to the public.

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The new charger network will include fast chargers, adding to the emirate’s existing EV charging infrastructure and giving EV drivers greater peace of mind with shorter distances between charging points.

Commenting on the impact of the exclusive partnership, Dr. Eng. Yousif Khamis Mohamed Alathmane, President of SRTA, said: “The ‘Electric Chargers’ project, in collaboration with BEEAH, is a flagship initiative that promotes renewable and environmentally friendly energy. with the environment in Sharjah. “It underlines our commitment to align with the UAE’s rapid progress in sustainable development applications, support green energy and adhere to national strategies aimed at improving mechanisms to achieve sustainability in energy and climate change.”

Alathmane emphasized the importance of the project in addressing the growing number of electric vehicles and the need for fast chargers. He expressed that the objective of the initiative is to encourage the use of environmentally friendly alternatives and meet the current needs of Sharjah users.

He noted that this project is in line with the Authority’s strategies to reduce carbon emissions, starting with the deployment of electric buses and taxis, and extending to improvements in public services. He also noted that Sharjah’s infrastructure is fully equipped for sustainable development projects, thanks to the productive partnership with BEEAH, recognized for its leadership in clean energy and innovative environmental solutions.

SRTA and BEEAH are working to improve Sharjah’s electric vehicle charger network in line with the National Electric Vehicle Policy, which aims to turn the UAE into a global market for electric vehicles and increase the proportion of electric vehicles to the 50 percent of the total vehicles on the roads. by 2050. The network will support Sharjah’s vision of raising the quality of life of residents and shaping smart, sustainable cities.

Underscoring the importance of being future-ready in the transition to electric vehicles, Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO and Vice Chairman of BEEAH, said: “We are honored to partner with SRTA to shape the future of free mobility. emissions in Sharjah and inspire a positive climate on a larger scale. action. Together with SRTA’s expertise, we hope to improve access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure, support drivers in strategic locations across the emirate and close the gap between supply and demand for electric vehicle charging. By integrating robust electric vehicle charging networks into Sharjah’s infrastructure, we are solidifying the emirate’s leading position in sustainability and helping to secure its future as a climate-positive, net-zero city.”

Within its fleet of over 2,000 vehicles, BEEAH has already introduced several electric vehicles and is exploring partnerships to repurpose traditional vehicles into electric vehicles as they approach the end of their useful life. It is also testing vehicles that run on green hydrogen, a zero-emissions alternative to traditional fuels. BEEAH continues to invest in emissions-free mobility, which it sees as critical to achieving net-zero emissions. Within the organization, BEEAH has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2040.



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