Dubai launches 30 electric buses to serve commuters in 3 major areas

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is set to introduce a fleet of 30 electric buses to cater to passengers in key areas such as Business Bay, Al Wasl Road, and Dubai Mall. Thirty electric buses will soon be available to users at strategic locations such Dubai Mall, Al Wasl Road, and Business Bay, according to the city's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Dubai's transition to electric buses

In order to serve passengers in important areas like Business Bay, Al Wasl Road, and Dubai Mall, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai plans to introduce a fleet of 30 electric buses. This initiative is part of the RTA's broader plan to shift from diesel-powered buses to electric vehicles, aligning with Dubai's commitment to zero-emission public transport.

As part of its sustainable transport strategy, the RTA aims to gradually replace conventional diesel buses with electric counterparts. By embracing electric buses, Dubai seeks to reduce its carbon footprint and mitigate the environmental impact of public transportation. This shift reflects the city's dedication to embracing cleaner and greener modes of transit.

Trial Run and Future Plans

Last August, the RTA conducted a trial run of electric buses, offering passengers free rides along the La Mer to Al Sufouh route. During this trial period, commuters could use their Nol cards to board the electric buses without incurring any charges. The trial route covered several prominent landmarks, including La Mer South, Majlis Al Ghoreifa, Wild Wadi, Burj Al Arab, and Dubai Offshore Sailing Club. This trial not only provided valuable insights into the feasibility of electric buses but also served as a precursor to the upcoming deployment of 30 electric buses across strategic locations in Dubai.

Fee Structure and Implementation

While the RTA has yet to announce the fee structure for electric bus services, the upcoming rollout signifies a significant step forward in Dubai's transition to sustainable urban mobility. As the city continues to invest in eco-friendly transportation solutions, commuters can anticipate more accessible and environmentally conscious options for their daily travels. The introduction of electric buses not only enhances the public transport experience but also contributes to Dubai's broader sustainability goals.

By transitioning its bus fleet from internal combustion engines to electric power, Dubai aims to reduce air pollution and promote cleaner air quality across the city. Electric buses offer a quieter and smoother ride while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions compared to their diesel counterparts. Looking ahead, the RTA's commitment to expanding its electric bus fleet underscores Dubai's position as a leader in sustainable urban development and transportation innovation. As the city continues to invest in green infrastructure and technology, residents and visitors alike can look forward to a more sustainable and eco-friendly transportation network.

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