Dubai: Careem Launches Electric Delivery Motorbikes for Sustainable Revolution

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

In a significant move towards enhancing sustainability and urban efficiency, a pioneering initiative recently debuted with the launch of Dubai's inaugural fleet of electric delivery motorbikes, accompanied by an extensive infrastructure for electric charging.

Pioneering sustainable mobility

Earlier this year, Careem, renowned as the region's 'Everything App', introduced these electric delivery motorbikes, marking a pivotal milestone in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions. This initiative is a key component of Careem's broader 'CareemGreen' initiative, aimed at revolutionizing the delivery ecosystem through sustainable practices and cutting-edge technology.

The fleet comprises advanced electric motorbikes, each equipped with 4,000-watt lithium battery packs. These batteries are rechargeable at more than 192 strategically located Careem Bike stations across Dubai, ensuring convenient and efficient recharging for delivery captains. Each motorbike can accommodate two batteries, each with a 2,000-watt capacity, providing a dependable power source for extended delivery routes.

One of the most notable advantages of these electric motorbikes is their significant reduction in carbon emissions. CareemGreen estimates that these electric bikes can reduce the carbon footprint of delivery trips by up to 24 tons of CO2 per day. This reduction plays a crucial role in Dubai's ambitious environmental objectives, aligning with the city's aspiration to emerge as a global leader in sustainability.

Moreover, transitioning to electric motorbikes offers substantial cost savings for Careem's delivery captains. Compared to traditional petrol-powered motorbikes, these electric vehicles can cut operating costs by as much as 50 percent over time, contributing to both economic and environmental sustainability.

Commitment to Captains and the Community

The electric motorbikes are meticulously designed with a strong emphasis on safety, comfort, and performance. Weighing 130 kg, featuring wider wheels, and capable of reaching a top speed of 80 km/hr, these bikes offer enhanced safety features, operate more quietly, and provide a smoother ride than conventional petrol motorcycles. This design ensures that delivery captains can navigate Dubai's bustling streets with increased ease and confidence, thereby improving their overall riding experience.

Beyond revolutionizing the delivery fleet, Careem's commitment to sustainability extends across its broader operations. The company has been actively operating a significant fleet of hybrid and electric ride-hailing vehicles, further reducing its ecological footprint. Additionally, Careem Bike, the region's largest bike-sharing program, has played a pivotal role in mitigating over 1.9 million kilograms of carbon emissions in Dubai alone.

Careem's sustainability initiatives are also geared towards enhancing the welfare of its captains. By offering sustainable and flexible earning opportunities, Careem ensures that its captains benefit from cost-effective and environmentally friendly solutions, supporting their livelihoods while promoting ecological stewardship.

As the preeminent 'Everything App' in the region, Careem remains steadfast in its commitment to making a positive impact on both the environment and the communities it serves. In the UAE, Careem continues to make significant strides by expanding the presence of electric and hybrid vehicles on its platform, fostering a greener future while delivering innovative transport solutions to its customers.

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