UAE is the land of tech and innovation. And while the country wants to be number one in technology and innovation, it also aims to be number one in achieving its sustainable development goals. From banning single plastic bags to designing Expo City 2020 residential areas based on sustainable goals, there’s a lot that the world needs to learn from the UAE. And now, to add more to its glory, UAE’s capital, Abu Dhabi, has announced Tesla Taxis as a part of its taxi fleet.
The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi has launched several Tesla electric vehicles to support the fleet of environmentally friendly taxis in the emirate. According to WAM, this new move is in place to establish an integrated, clean and sustainable transport environment and support the sustainable development goals in Abu Dhabi. However, as of now, the count of Tesla taxis hasn’t been revealed.
Speaking about the emirate’s vision, Abdullah Al Marzouqi, Director-General of the ITC, said this initiative would enhance energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and increase customer happiness. Furthermore, it will also make Abu Dhabi an environmentally friendly transport model.
Not only Abu Dhabi but Dubai’s RTA is also aiming to convert its entire taxi fleet to green vehicles by 2027. We can’t wait to see the Tesla cabs running on the streets soon.