Renault leads the way for electric mobility in the Middle East
As the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announced numerous new incentives for Electric Vehicle owners in Dubai, Renault in conjunction with its alliance partners has released details of a six-year plan which will see the introduction of twelve new zero-emission vehicles by 2022. Significant steps in the country’s ‘Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050’, the new move will help cement Renault’s reputation as EV trailblazers in the region.
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The new incentives announced by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, allow new EV buyers to charge their vehicles for free at DEWA-approved stations until 2019, access free designated green parking in Dubai, qualify for free electric vehicle registration and renewal fees, as well as, exemption from Salik tag fees and a licence plate sticker identifying the vehicle as an electric car.
Commenting on the two important announcements, Marwan Haidamous, Renault Middle East Managing Director, said “As the pioneers in electric mobility in the Middle East and the market leader for electric vehicles in Europe, we intend to continue to lead the way in developing electric vehicle solutions in the region. With the new incentives announced by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, we can start the electric revolution in the Middle East.”
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Being the first automotive manufacturer to launch a full electric car in the UAE (the Twizy quadricycle in 2014), the French brand is set for the launch of the practical Zoe Long Range and possibly, the Kangoo utility van.