Electric cars get free parking and free charge-ups in Dubai

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announces the initiative to offer free parking for all electric vehicles registered in Dubai for the next two years. This is part of part of RTA’s efforts to support Dubai’s Green Mobility Strategy that encourages the use of electric cars that are friendly towards our envirnonment.

“This initiative complements a previous initiative launched in 2018 designating parking slots in various parts of Dubai to electric vehicles exclusively. It contributes to improving the air quality, curbing carbon emissions and enhancing sustainability besides encouraging the public to own this type of vehicles,” said Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency. She added: “About 1,803 electric vehicles licensed in Dubai will benefit from this initiative.”

The interesting part is that Dubai registered vehicles are automatically detected by parking inspectors – the number plate of the vehicle verifies if it is electric or not. Earlier, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that non-commercial electric vehicles that are registered with the EV Green Charger programme will get “power-ups for free at DEWA public charging stations up until December 31, 2021”.