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Dubai to get 100 electric vehicle charging stations

Staff writer |
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is on track to install 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by this year-end.

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The first installation phase of 16 green charging stations has already been completed, with Dewa building the infrastructure by completing the setup of another 84 stations to increase the use of energy resources and cut down on carbon footprint.

There will be three types of charging stations and they will be launched on main highways, government buildings, malls, airports, parks and hotspots like Jumeirah Beach Residences, and major developments, among others.

While fast charging stations take 20-40 minutes, the medium charging stations consume two-four hours for charging vehicles. Home charging stations take six-eight hours for executing the same.

The rate per kilowatt hour (kW/h) in such public charging points is 29 fils and twelve stations have been installed at Dewa's centres, capable of charging 24 vehicles in a parallel way. Such stations have been installed at Dewa's head office, the Sustainable Building, Al Wasl, Al Hudaiba, Burj Nahar, Umm Ramool, and Jebel Ali.

Besides, each station is capable of having two vehicles at a time. Another station has been installed in Dubai Silicon Oasis and one more will be installed later.

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