Dubai – MENA Herald: Highlighting its support to promoting sustainability and in line with the Dubai Government’s Smart City strategy, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), a wholly-owned entity of the Government of Dubai, has announced the installation of nine electrical vehicle charging stations at ENOC/EPPCO service stations across Dubai.

Established in partnership with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), the first seven charging stations were completed and commissioned in ENOC/EPPCO petrol stations in February 2016, while two additional units are planned to be installed in upcoming sites currently under construction in Dubai.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of ENOC Group and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DEWA, commented on the new project: “This project highlights our commitment to sustainability and our strategy to promote the use of electric cars, in line with the Dubai Government’s Smart City initiative. We are thankful to ENOC for its support in providing their facilities to establish the infrastructure needed to facilitate the implementation.”

HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, ENOC Group CEO, added: “The incorporation of electric charging units at our service stations underlines our commitment to protect the environment as well as our support to the government sector in its efforts to achieve the Emirate’s sustainable development goals. We are proud to cooperate with DEWA, and the Government of Dubai, by offering our wide network of service stations to build the infrastructure needed to apply this visionary initiative.”

DEWA launched the electric-vehicle charging stations programme last year in support of the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world. Electric-vehicle charging stations promote sustainable personal transportation and preserve natural resources. In February 2015, DEWA launched its first charging station for electric cars in its headquarters.

ENOC is a strong participant in environmental protection, promoting the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as clean and green fuel of choice that supports the ‘Green Economy for Sustainable Development’ vision of the UAE through EMGAS. ENOC also owns and operates a ‘green service station’ in Dubai, the first of its kind in the region.