The Tesla taxis
The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of a number of Tesla electric vehicles in cooperation with Arabia Taxi Transportation.
Abdullah Al Marzouqi, Director General of the Integrated Transport Centre, said that the operation of Tesla vehicles within the taxi fleet in Abu Dhabi comes within the ITC’s strategic plan aimed at enhancing the role of the transport sector in supporting the sustainable development goals in the emirate and continuing the ITC’s efforts to enhance the transport sector’s efficiency, aligning with the vision of our wise leadership to make the Emirate of Abu Dhabi smart, environment-friendly and sustainable in its services and mode of transport.
He also indicated that the operation of these vehicles will support the emirate's ambitious vision and the "Green Economy for Sustainable Development" initiative, further contributing to enhancing energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, increasing customer happiness, and making the Emirate of Abu Dhabi a distinguished model in terms of establishing a sustainable and environmentally friendly transport system that improves the quality of life in the emirate.
Sustainable transport solutions
Sheikh Sultan Majid Hamad Al Qasimi, the managing director of Arabia Taxi Transportation, confirmed that the launch of Tesla electric vehicles to work within the company's fleet comes within the framework of Abu Dhabi’s vision to implement sustainable transport solutions, and will contribute to reducing carbon emissions, fuel consumption rates, and the costs of periodic maintenance of vehicles.
He also added: “There is no doubt that this step will appeal to the public among taxi users in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as it contributes to improving the quality of services provided to them, enhances their satisfaction, and achieves high indicators of happiness for the users of those vehicles."
The launch of Tesla vehicles was announced aligning with the launch of the Integrated Transport Centre, a set of workshops, events and interactive activities in numerous locations in Abu Dhabi, including public places, schools and universities, from March 8 till 17, with the aim of strengthening the interaction between the ITC and the various segments of society, while spreading awareness about the ITC’s services and introducing the latest developments and innovations in the transport sector.-- TradeArabia News Service