Tesla Model 3 to join Dubai taxi fleet on trial basis: RTA

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai announced on Sunday that the Tesla Model 3 has been added to Dubai Taxi Corporation’s taxi fleet on a trial basis, following the huge success of operating 172 Tesla vehicles in limousine service since 2017.

According to WAM (Emirates News Agency), the test drive aims to verify the efficiency of the vehicle when deployed on the taxi fleet in the Emirates.

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Mater Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA, said, “The use of Tesla electric vehicles in the Dubai taxi fleet is an extraordinary experience, contributing to the realization of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Sustainable. Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai’s Green Economy for Development Initiative. It also supports the Dubai Government’s Energy and Low Carbon Strategy which aims to make Dubai an exemplary model in energy efficient use and low carbon emissions.”

“In 2017, RTA began operating 172 Tesla vehicles as part of Dubai Taxi’s limousine fleet, which included 80 Tesla Model S, 50 Tesla Model X and 42 Tesla Model 3. These vehicles showed positive indicators in operational efficiency. recorded, particularly in terms of zero carbon emissions and high customer satisfaction ratings.

“The success of that experiment prompts us to expand the scope of using electric vehicles as part of the Dubai taxi fleet in the coming years. This will enable 90 percent of the limo fleet in Dubai to be eco-friendly vehicles (hybrid/hybrid) by 2026. Electric).

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