The Dubai government has made a commitment to electric vehicles as part of an initiative to cut carbon emissions.

It has stated that 10 per cent of cars to be ordered in the next few years by those government bodies maintaining huge transportation fleets will be electric and hybrid vehicles.Dubai electric vehicles

The decision comes following the formation of the Dubai Green Mobility Initiative Committee, which was set up to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases in Dubai within the next four years.

In 2015 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority launched its Green Charger initiative, which aims to place EV charging stations across Dubai and has so far installed 100.

DEWA chief executive Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “We will work to increase the percentage of hybrid cars in the Emirate, and contribute towards a 16 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.”

He added that Dubai’s roads “will witness major changes in coming years. The market for hybrid and electric vehicles will attract more electric and hybrid car manufacturers, and will encourage all citizens to make use of environmentally-friendly vehicles.”