RTA Adds 1,775 Hybrid Vehicles to Dubai Taxi Fleet

  • Publish date: Monday، 10 January 2022
RTA Adds 1,775 Hybrid Vehicles to Dubai Taxi Fleet
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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) added 1,775 hybrid vehicles powered by fuel and electricity. to enhance the fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC).

Therefore, the total number of hybrid vehicles in Dubai Taxi fleet jumps to 4,105 vehicles, which constitutes 71 percent of the total number of taxis operated by the DTC amounting to 5,721 vehicles.

"RTA is also keen to scale up the taxi and limo fleet to keep pace with the fast development seen by Dubai and support the integration of mass transit networks to make it easier for commuters to reach their final destinations," commented Al Tayer.

"It also fits with the commitment to the masterplan for curbing carbon emissions of taxis by 2 percent as stipulated by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the migration to the Green Economy. The move also contributes to realising RTA’s strategic goal (Safety and Environmental Sustainability), and supporting the government’s green economy drive," he added.

The Strategic Plan of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (2021-2023) encompasses 51 initiatives based on key pillars highlighted by increasing the market share of DTC taxis from the existing 41.5% to 44% by 2023 and increasing the market share of limousine under the e-hail apps from the existing 8.5 percent to 12% by 2023. It also seeks to increase the journeys of taxis through the same apps from 14% to 16%.

The plan envisages transforming 5 percent of the taxi fleet to autonomous vehicles by 2023 and increasing the proportion of eco-friendly vehicles to as much as 56 percent.