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First EV charging station opens in Sharjah

SHARJAH, October 4, 2017

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) inaugurated the first electric vehicle charging station, backed by solar panels that operate a photovoltaic system, a report said.

The station was inaugurated by Dr Eng. Rashid Al Leem, chairman of Sewa, Khalid Mohammed Al Ali, secretary-general of the Sharjah Urban Planning Council, a number of directors and heads of departments, reported Wam, the Emirates official news agency.

Dr Al Leem said that the Authority seeks to deploy charging stations for electric vehicles to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.

He added that the establishment of such a station comes in line with the directives of Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to adopt the most sustainable methods in Sharjah, which support its position as an environment-friendly emirate.




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