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Dubai Taxi adds 1,775 hybrids to fleet

Eco-friendly vehicles make up 71% of the fleet

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a contract for the procurement of 2,219 new vehicles to enhance the fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC). The new batch includes 1,775 hybrid vehicles powered by fuel and electricity. The total number of hybrid vehicles in the Dubai Taxi fleet jumps to 4,105, which constitutes 71% of the total number of taxis operated by the DTC.

RTA said it is also keen to scale up the taxi and limo fleet to keep pace with the fast development seen by Dubai and support the integration of mass transit networks to make it easier for commuters to reach their final destinations.

Investing in hybrid vehicles fits with the commitment to curb carbon emissions of taxis by 2% as stipulated by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the migration to the Green Economy. The move also contributes to realizing RTA’s strategic goals and supporting the government’s green economy drive.