Dubai: After the extremely successful stint of operating 172 Tesla vehicles in the Limousine service since 2017, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai will soon begin a trial by adding Tesla Model 3 to Dubai Taxi Corporation’s Taxi fleet.
The trial is expected to validate the efficiency of the vehicle when deployed as a Taxi in the Emirate.
The RTA Chairman elaborated that, “In 2017, RTA started the operation of 172 Tesla vehicles as part of the limousine fleet of the Dubai Taxi comprised of 80 Tesla Model S, 50 Tesla Model X, and 42 Tesla Model 3. These vehicles recorded positive indicators in operational efficiency, especially in terms of zero carbon emissions and a high customer satisfaction rating.”
“The success of that experiment prompts us to widen the scope of using electric vehicles as part of the Dubai Taxi fleet over the upcoming years. It supports the initiative of converting 90% of the limo fleet in Dubai into eco-friendly vehicles (hybrid/electric) by 2026. The initiative is the first of its kind worldwide in adopting a semi-total transformation of limousines into environmentally-friendly vehicles,” Mr. Al Tayer stated.