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Tesla Model 3 to join Dubai Taxi fleet on trial basis

DUBAI, July 3, 2022

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that Tesla Model 3 had been added to Dubai Taxi Corporation’s taxi fleet on a trial basis, following the huge success of operating 172 Tesla vehicles in the limousine service since 2017.
 
The trial operation aims to verify the efficiency of the vehicle when deployed on the taxi fleet in the emirate.
 
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA, said it started the operation of 172 Tesla vehicles in 2017 as part of the limousine fleet of the Dubai Taxi comprisng 80 Tesla Model S, 50 Tesla Model X, and 42 Tesla Model 3. 
 
These vehicles recorded positive indicators in operational efficiency, especially in terms of zero carbon emissions and a high customer satisfaction rating, he stated.
 
The usage of Tesla electric vehicles in Dubai taxi fleet was an exceptional experience which supported the government’s energy and low carbon strategy.
 
"The success of that experiment prompts us to widen the scope of using electric vehicles as part of the Dubai Taxi fleet over the upcoming years. It supports the initiative of converting 90% of the limo fleet in Dubai into eco-friendly vehicles (hybrid/electric) by 2026," stated Al Tayer. 
 
"The initiative is the first of its kind worldwide in adopting a semi-total transformation of limousines into environmentally-friendly vehicles," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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