Dubai delivery bikes could soon go electric


Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled a green initiative encouraging delivery companies to migrate to eco-friendly electric bikes.

The plan involves enhancing the infrastructure of commercial transport business, reviewing licensing and registration processes, and developing charging stations for electric bikes.

In partnership with industry experts, the RTA is also taking steps to develop a prototype e-bike model that supports the delivery business.

"The goal of this initiative is to broaden the scope of current and future commercial transport services, and accelerate the shift towards zero-emission transportation means," said Muhannad Khaled Al Muhairi, Director of Commercial Transport Activities at the RTA’s Licensing Agency.

"The e-bikes will be equipped with advanced technology which are superior to traditional motorcycles, which in turn will decrease incident rates," he added.

The RTA's plan is aligned with the objectives of Dubai Vision 2030 to reduce carbon emissions by 30%, and also coincides with the Year of Sustainability 2023.

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