The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has issued Directive number 2 for 2020, which includes an update of Green Mobility targets to increase the number of electric and hybrid vehicles in government organisations.
Government organisations in Dubai are required to increase the percentage of hybrid and electric vehicles to at least 10% of their overall annual procurement of vehicles until the end of 2024.
This percentage will increase to 20% from 2025 to the end of 2029 and 30% from 2030 onwards.
The directive applies to both purchased and leased vehicles.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, said the directive will help “ to accelerate the shift towards a green economy for Dubai to become the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050..
“The Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai launched the Dubai Green Mobility initiative in 2015 to encourage the use of sustainable transportation, such as hybrid or electric vehicles, to help reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector, which is the second-highest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in Dubai.
“The Council’s new directive to increase the percentage of electric and hybrid vehicles in government organisations will make them role models for other organisations in increasing the use of environmentally-friendly vehicles.”
HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, adds that the new directive builds on Directive number 1 for 2016, which set a target for government organisations to maintain no less than 2% of hybrid and electric vehicles in their overall annual procurement of vehicles from 2016 until 2020, and to reach 10% by 2030.
“In light of the success achieved by the Dubai Green Mobility initiative since its launch, as the procurement percentage of hybrid and electric vehicles (EV) reached 8% by the end of 2019, the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai has raised the percentage to 20% starting from 2025 until the end of 2029, and 30% from 2030 onwards.”