Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has mapped the locations of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations onto 14 digital platforms, including its website and Smart app.

This initiative is part of DEWA’s move to promote sustainable transport in the Emirate and ensure its EV Green Charger station sites are accurately compiled, managed and syndicated.

Customers who register for the EV Green Charger Initiative can precisely locate all DEWA charging stations across a variety of digital map platforms such as Google Maps, ride-share platforms such as Careem, car navigation maps such as TomTom and Here Maps, and dedicated charging station platforms such as Plugshare and Electromaps.

DEWA managing director and CEO Saeed Mohmmed Al Tayer said: “We are using connected technologies to provide round-the-clock world-class service-delivery, expanding the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital services, harnessing disruptive technologies to enhance Dubai’s competitiveness and support the UAE Vision 2021 to achieve a sustainable environment in terms of air quality, conservation of water resources, increased reliance on clean energy, and green development.

“It also supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to make Dubai a sustainable city whose environmental elements are clean, healthy, and sustainable. DEWA seeks to increase the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in Dubai, which supports the Dubai Green Mobility Strategy 2030 and the Dubai Carbon Abatement Strategy 2021 to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector and to cut carbon emissions by 16% by 2021.”

Across the Emirate, DEWA has installed more than 240 charging stations, with plans to grow this count to 300 by the end of the year.

Following the launch of the Green Charger Initiative in 2015, there has been an increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles in the region after DEWA extended free electric vehicle charging until 31 December 2021 for private users.

This extension enables private users to register in the EV Green Charger Initiative and to charge their vehicles for free at DEWA public charging stations until this period.