Dubai to start trial of electric busesStaff writer ▼ | November 4, 2014
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is teaming up with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) to trial buses that run on electricity supplied by rechargeable batteries.
Ecology Roads and Transport Authority:
Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the RTA , said: "This step is aimed at fostering a green economy in the UAE in view of the imortance of power for humans and various ingredients of development projects. "
In the pilot operation, the RTA will assess the environmental benefits by measuring the rate of reduced carbon emissions.
It will also identify the distance covered by the bus following each battery recharge process in addition to other parameters such as the bus speed, prescribed battery life span, ability to cope with the UAE's climate, engine efficiency and maintenance costs. ■