Dubai: BEEAH Group, Peec Mobility, and the Sharjah Research Technology Innovation Park (SRTIP) have signed a partnership agreement to advance the electrification of major vehicle fleets in Sharjah.
This move supports national and global goals for zero-waste, circularity, sustainable transport, and decarbonization.
The partnership agreement was signed at the BEEAH Headquarters in Sharjah by Mr. Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of BEEAH, Mr. Zach Faizal, Founder of Peec Mobility, and Mr. Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTIP, in the presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the American University of Sharjah and Chairperson of SRTIP.
As part of the partnership, vehicles will be repurposed using ReMethod, Peec’s customized engineering process, supporting the transition to electric vehicles while minimizing the environmental impact of the vehicle manufacturing process.
BEEAH’s collaboration with Peec closely aligns with its mandate to champion smart and sustainable solutions to increase the quality of life and build future-ready cities. Meanwhile, SRTIP bridges academic institutions, businesses, and government agencies to play a crucial role in promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.
The strategic endeavor, which has the backing of the American University of Sharjah (AUS), the University of Sharjah (UOS), and the Sharjah Roads & Transport Authority (SRTA), is a major step towards the localized production of repurposed vehicles.
The ‘ReTruck’ pilot project is the initial phase of the partnership, where a BEEAH waste collection truck will undergo repurposing using the Peec method. All waste generated during this pilot will be recycled at BEEAH’s integrated waste management complex that houses a range of state-of-the-art recycling facilities and the UAE’s first waste-to-energy plant. Peec Mobility and BEEAH will also collaborate to recycle and repurpose materials and spare parts, with a focus on end-of-life batteries from electric vehicles.
Mr. Al Huraimel stated that, “The UAE has actively fostered the adoption of electric vehicles and aims to increase the share of electric vehicles to 50 percent of total vehicles on the country’s roads by 2050. At BEEAH, we are committed to supporting Sharjah and the UAE in the transition to green mobility, starting with our fleet.”
Mr. Al Huraimel further commented that, “With Peec’s custom repurposing technology, we are crossing a new and exciting frontier in sustainable transport, with promising possibilities for the transformation of the entire mobility ecosystem in Sharjah, the UAE, and beyond. We are pleased to partner with entities from Sharjah to nurture the sustainability ambitions and carbon reduction goals of our home Emirate, while creating an ecosystem of innovation, knowledge, collaboration, and economic growth.”
After the successful deployment of the repurposed truck, the partnership will move on to the next phase, which will include the electrification of BEEAH’s entire fleet of over 2000 waste collection vehicles.
The third and final stage of the partnership will begin under the ‘ReSharjah’ phase. Under this phase, the partners aim to repurpose vehicles across various mobility fleets including cars, buses, and waste collection trucks, recycle essential automotive components, and launch R&D projects focused on sustainable and autonomous vehicles.
Mr. Zach Faizal remarked that, “We are honored to enter into this momentous partnership with BEEAH Group and the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, in pursuit of our joint commitment towards sustainable mobility for Sharjah. Current efforts to achieve net zero targets demand the early scrappage of ICE fleets and a surge in EV production, contributing to higher manufacturing emissions. Peec Mobility presents a sustainable solution that involves repurposing retired petrol vehicles, preserving their body and chassis, and reintroducing them to the road as EVs. This mitigates environmental impact and ensures the circularity of existing fleets. We look forward to bringing our method to Sharjah, stimulate R&D, and inspire skill development to drive positive change for a greener future.”