Dubai wants to have 300 free public chargers by 2021

Dubai Electricity Water Authority electric green charger

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority wants to grow its public charging network 25% by 2021.

In September 2017 the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) started rolling out public chargers across the city. Right now DEWA is managing 240 active “Green Chargers”. Charging your electric car at these charge points is free for non-commercial drivers until December 31, 2021. That period might be extended beyond 2021.

DEWA continues to expand its charging network. It has now announced that it wants to grow the number of chargers from 240 to 300 by the end of 2020.

The United Arab Emirates want to have 40.000 electric cars on its roads by 2030. Free public charging is just one of several incentives the Emirati governments introduced in order to boost electric vehicle adoption.