The Federal Electricity and Water Authority continues to provide infrastructure for electric cars, through the project to install electric car chargers in several locations in the Northern Emirates.
Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, Director General of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, said that in line with the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, and in accordance with the government's directives regarding providing the necessary infrastructure to encourage individuals to adopt and use electric cars, the Federal Electricity and Water Authority has launched a project to install electric car chargers in Northern Emirates in 2019, which is the project that was initiated during the announcement of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai "may God bless him" on the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 early 2017.
Saleh pointed out that the first phase of the project had already been implemented by the end of 2019, and included the installation of (50) green charger of various types in the northern regions of the state, including all of the fast chargers, most of which are installed in petrol stations on highways, and they charge the car during a period ranging from 20 to 40 minutes, and the average chargers that are installed in a number of shopping centers, government departments and hospitals. They charge the car during a time ranging from 2 to 4 hours, as the charging time varies according to the type of car battery and capacity. He pointed out that the installation locations have been carefully identified to serve the largest possible number of users, and to be easy to reach.
Saleh added that work is in progress to develop comprehensive plans for the following phases in coordination with the relevant authorities, in addition to preparing for the implementation of a number of surveys and studies during the coming period to determine the extent of the public's use of charging stations. He stated that it was noted that the public welcomed the project in various locations wherein the chargers installed during the first phase, and the authority also received requests to install chargers from other parties.
It is worth mentioning that the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 was launched in 2017. It is considered the first unified plan at the state level, aiming to achieve a balance between the production and consumption sides and the fulfillment of global environmental obligations, to ensure a sustainable and comfortable economic environment for growth in all sectors.