Dubai: The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi has launched a fleet of electric buses to serve COP28.
The initiative aims to facilitate the transportation of COP28 UAE participants to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport and the COP28 site.
The announcement is part of the Emirate’s commitment to promote environmentally friendly means of transport and provide services that effectively meet the needs of residents and guests.
This step reflects the ITC’s commitment to innovate and adopt sustainable transport technologies. It launched the initiative under the Green Bus Program with the goal of making Abu Dhabi Island a green zone that provides an efficient, reliable public transport system, operating on sustainable alternative energy by 2030.
After the conclusion of COP28, the electric buses will be integrated into the rest of the Emirate’s public transport fleet. It offers highly efficient transport services as part of its continuous effort to improve the quality of services it provides, especially for bus users.
The provision of this advanced fleet of electric buses to serve visiting COP28 UAE participants will contribute to raising awareness of the need for countries to adopt sustainable mobility solutions, and at a local level, enhance efforts to preserve the environment and Abu Dhabi’s natural tradition.
CO2 emissions will be greatly decreased by 3.7 tons per day with the usage of electric buses, which travel 520 kilometers each day.
Following the integration of electric buses into the Emirate’s public transport fleet, which will cover approximately 3,150 kilometers per day, these nine electric buses are expected to contribute to an annual reduction of more than 900-tons of CO2 emissions. This confirms the long-term positive environmental impact.
The ITC is committed to achieving Abu Dhabi’s Smart Mobility Strategy and its plans to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050 by developing an efficient and sustainable transport sector, employing modern technologies.