DEWA has announced that electric car charging in stations in Dubai will remain free of charge until 31 December 2020! The move is meant to put more electric vehicles on Dubai’s roads and take the city closer to becoming the ultimate Sustainable City! But what are the benefits of electric cars? Where are electric car charging stations in Dubai? Let’s find out.
BENEFITS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
What’s not to like about electric cars? Unlike the conventional variety, electricity-powered vehicles run on less fuel, are friendlier to the environment and overall, will win you brownie points for being a bit of a Captain Planet. This is not to mention the cost savings, government incentives and widespread availability of electric car charging locations in Dubai.
If you don’t own an electric vehicle (EV), the following benefits may make you consider the option of getting one of your own:
Cheaper to maintain: Electric vehicle owners have the advantage of low running costs. Additionally, since an EV has less running parts like fuel injection systems, starter motors and radiators, little servicing is needed to ensure that they run smoothly.
Less Pollution: Electric vehicles don’t produce carbon emissions and the air quality is better off for it. And the more electric vehicles are on the road, the cleaner the air. They also run quieter compared to their diesel, gas or petrol-run counterparts — reducing noise pollution.
Eliminate Fuel Consumption: EV owners needn’t worry about rising gas or petrol prices by going electric.
DEWA GREEN CHARGERS – ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS IN DUBAI
The EV Green Charger Initiative was launched by DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) in support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of supporting sustainable transport in Dubai. The primary directive of the move is to achieve the emirate’s target of reducing carbon emissions by 16% by 2021. This has resulted in prompt initiatives to support the use of environmentally-friendly electric vehicles.
So far, the green initiative in Dubai has seen the launch of around 200 EV charging stations in Dubai. These include airports, government hospitals, shopping malls, petrol stations, commercial offices, hospitals, clinics, residential complexes, and other public areas.
TYPES OF DEWA CHARGING STATIONS
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority have launched 3 types of electric car charging stations throughout the city —Wall Box Chargers, Public Chargers and Fast Chargers:
Fast Chargers: These chargers provide an 80% charge within 20 to 45 minutes depending on the type of battery and car. These are mostly installed at petrol stations across Dubai.
Public Chargers: Public chargers provide a full charge in 2 to 4 hours depending on the battery and car type.
Wall Box Chargers: Depending on the battery capacity and type of electric vehicle, a full charge in a Wall Box charger takes around 2 to 4 hours.
Fast charging stations in Dubai are mostly located in petrol stations. Vehicle owners can use their DEWA Green Charger Card service to pay for charging cars in Dubai. How do you receive your EV Green Charger Card? Just register for this service on the DEWA website. After successful registration, you will receive your card in 3 working days.
DEWA ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS
On that note, here are electric car charging stations in Dubai as mentioned on the DEWA website:
- DEWA Head Office Customer Happiness Center
- Mohammed Bin Rashid Solar Park
- Latifa Hospital – Al Jalila Children’s Hospital
- Dubai Hospital
- Dubai Marina Mall
- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
- The Beach Mall
- DEWA Silicon Oasis – Community Center
- Dubai Municipality – Labor Court
- Dubai International Airport – Terminal 1 and 2
DEWA Fast Chargers are mostly located in petrol stations across the emirate. Here is a list of electric car charging stations in Dubai along with contact details for acquiring assistance:
ENOC Petrol Station – Warqaa 4 (Contact: 00971-4333-6140)
EPPCO Petrol Station – Jebel Ali (Contact: 00971504519836)
ENOC Petrol Station – Dubai Internet City (Contact: 00971-439-40551)
ENOC Petrol Station – Dubai Investment Park (Contact: 00971-4-885-6329)
Apart from free charging for all EV owners, that are registered in the Green Charger Initiative, the RTA (Road and Transport Authority) in Dubai also offers additional incentives for electric vehicles. These include free assigned parking in addition to exemption from Salik tag fee, RTA electric vehicle registration, renewal fees, and arranging for the special sticker for number plates.
ChargeMap, a service dedicated to listing all semi-public and public charging stations for electric vehicles in the world, lists these electric car charging stations in Dubai:
The Sustainable City
City Center Deira
Element Meisam (Dubai Production City)
Burj Al Arab
Crown Plaza Dubai Deira
The Oberoi Dubai
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
For a list of public charging stations in Dubai (like green charging stations in Dubai) and information on charging cards visit the ChargeMap and DEWA website.
That’s all for electric car charging stations in Dubai. If you plan to reside in Dubai, you must also keep yourself aware of DEWA bill payment processes. For more information on driving vehicles in the city, check out or guide for Salik in Dubai. Can’t figure out parking payments in the emirate? Payment of parking fees in Dubai is made easy with the RTA Smart application, NOL card and other services.