Abu Dhabi: The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi has launched the first hydrogen-powered taxi, in collaboration with Tawasul Transport, ADNOC Distribution, and Futtaim Automotive.
This move is in line with the ITC’s energy transformation towards achieving ideal sustainable urban transport. This collaboration aims to bring about significant development in eco-friendly taxi transport to enhance Abu Dhabi’s leading position in urban and sustainable transport.
In addition, the collaboration focuses on promoting clean and sustainable energy-powered taxis, achieving Abu Dhabi’s environmental goals that align with the COP28, and affirming the joint commitment to achieve high energy consumption efficiency in the Emirate.
The ITC stated that, “The collaboration between Tawasul Transport and the partners to launch the first hydrogen-powered smart taxi reflects the ITC’s commitment to achieving the government’s directives on clean energy, reducing carbon emissions of the taxi transport fleet, enhancing services according to the highest global standards to improve operational efficiency and accelerate the adoption of sustainable, safe, reliable and smart transport solutions.”
The companies’ collaboration demonstrates their joint dedication to achieving high-energy efficiency and a sustainable transport sector in Abu Dhabi, as they take a pivotal role in optimizing the utilization of green-hydrogen-powered taxis.
Tawasul Transport will operate under the supervision of the ITC to support devising a strategy for utilizing clean energy and its smart taxis during major events, festivals, and important visits. This enhances the status of Abu Dhabi as a sustainable transport hub.
Mr. Ghena Jbour, the General Manager of Tawasul Transport, remarked that, “Embracing a green-hydrogen-powered future, not only signifies a commitment to eco-friendly transportation but also paves the way for a cleaner, greener tomorrow. As we ride the waves of innovation, our next steps involve expanding this fleet and inspiring a shift towards a more sustainable future.”
“Tawasul envisions a world where mobility is synchronized with the environment, and these green hydrogen taxis are the first step towards achieving this bold vision. It shows our ongoing efforts to enhance services in accordance with the highest international standards, improve operational efficiency, and expedite the adoption of sustainable, safe, reliable, and intelligent transportation solutions within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,” Mr. Jbour added.