digital platforms

Electric vehicle owners charging via Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Company (DEWA)’s network can now easily access the location and status of chargers using 14 digital platforms.

DEWA has mapped all its EV chargers across 14 digital platforms including the DEWA website and Smart app.

The aim is to further promote sustainable transport in Dubai.

DEWA customers registered with the utility’s EV Green Charger Initiative can now also accurately locate charging stations on Google Maps, Apple Maps, Foursquare, Factual, What3Words, 2GIS), ride-share platforms (Careem), car navigation maps (TomTom and Here Maps), Plugshare, Electromaps, and Yellowmaps.

The utility has 240 charging stations and has plans to increase to 300 by the end of 2020.

 “We always aim to provide digital services supported by state-of-the-art systems. This supports the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world; the Dubai 10X initiative, and other government initiatives and strategies to employ future technologies, benefit from them and achieve customers and society happiness, said HE Saeed Mohmmed Al Tayer, the CEO of DEWA.

“We are using connected technologies to provide round-the-clock world-class service-delivery, expanding the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital services, harnessing disruptive technologies to enhance Dubai’s competitiveness and support the UAE Vision 2021 to achieve a sustainable environment in terms of air quality, conservation of water resources, increased reliance on clean energy, and green development.

“It also supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a sustainable city whose environmental elements are clean, healthy, and sustainable. DEWA seeks to increase the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in Dubai, which supports the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030 and the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021 to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector and to cut carbon emissions by 16% by 2021.”