The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has launched a new service that enables motorists to charge their electric vehicles using DEWA’s smart app
Residents can now scan the QR codes found on the 240 charging stations set up across the emirate or continue to use their Green Charger cards at the kiosks.
The move comes as part of the authority's efforts to enhance its smart services.
"DEWA believes that the future requires radical changes that keep pace with the enormous developments around us. We work to achieve the Dubai 10X initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop Dubai Government services, putting Dubai 10 years ahead of other global cities," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
"We also work to achieve the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai proactive and creative in meeting the needs of individuals and society; to make Dubai a smart, sustainable and innovative city in managing its resources, improving quality of life, and consolidate Dubai’s position as a global model for a green economy.
"DEWA adopts innovation, the latest disruptive technologies, and Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. This ensures its resilience and capacity to adapt and provide solutions that make people’s life easier as well as engaging people in sustainable development and reducing our overall carbon footprint."
DEWA launched the EV Green Charger initiative in 2015 to encourage electric vehicle adoption within Dubai and support sustainable transportation to save the environment.
To further support electric vehicle adoption, DEWA is providing free charging for non-commercial EV customers registered in the EV Green Charger Initiative until December 31, 2021.