RTA indicators strategic partnership settlement with Al-Futtaim Automotive


– RTA indicators strategic partnership settlement with Al-Futtaim Automotive to deploy 360 electrical and hybrid autos over three years 

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a strategic partnership settlement with Al-Futtaim Automotive to deploy 360 autos, together with electrical and hybrid variants, to be used in Dubai’s key conferences and occasions over a 3 yr interval. As a part of the settlement, which helps RTA’s sustainable transport community and the ‘Zero-Emissions Public Transportation in Dubai 2050′ technique, RTA’s official mobility associate can even present help for additional constructing the Authority’s electrical charging know-how and infrastructure.


The settlement was signed on the sidelines of the UITP International Public Transport Summit in Barcelona by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director Common and Chairman of the Board of Govt Administrators of RTA, and Paul Willis, President of Al-Futtaim Automotive, within the presence of a number of high-ranking officers from each organisations.


Public-private sector collaboration

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer mentioned: “The partnership helps the UAE’s efforts to attain local weather neutrality by 2050, a purpose that’s in line with the aims of the Dubai Financial Agenda D33. The D33 technique seeks to cement Dubai’s place as one of many world’s prime city economies by fostering stronger ties with the non-public sector.”

“This settlement kinds a part of implementing the ‘Zero-Emissions Public Transportation in Dubai 2050′ technique aimed toward absolutely transitioning all buses, taxis and limousines to zero-emissions autos. RTA goals to transform 100% of its public buses to electrical and hydrogen-powered autos by 2050, and remodel 100% of its taxis to electrical and hydrogen autos by 2040.

“RTA has lengthy been a pioneer in sustainable transportation within the area by deploying hybrid autos inside its taxi fleet as early as 2008, and rolling out electrical autos as taxis from 2017,” he added.

Al Tayer attributed the progress and developments made in Dubai’s public transportation over the previous 18 years to the assist and follow-up of the management. “RTA has efficiently developed an built-in and sustainable mass transit system. The community has elevated the proportion of journeys taken utilizing mass and shared transportation modes from a mere 6% in 2006 to a major 19.4% in 2022,” he additional mentioned.

Strategic mobility associate

Paul Willis, President of Al-Futtaim Automotive, mentioned: “As a pioneering mobility group within the UAE, we strongly imagine within the energy of collaboration to drive the trade and society ahead. This perception is bolstered with our partnership with RTA, and we take satisfaction in serving as RTA’s Strategic Mobility Associate for mega occasions, which expedites the ‘Zero- Emission Public Transportation in Dubai 2050 Technique’

“Being the most important automotive distributor within the UAE, now we have been on the forefront of other propulsion since 2008, introducing hybrid autos within the public transport sector and attaining a major 46% market share in hybrid public transportation. Consistent with the UAE’s inexperienced transformation, now we have lately expanded our merchandise in each retail and industrial sectors, additional propelling the UAE’s journey in direction of attaining web zero carbon emissions by 2050. Our dedication does not cease there; now we have additionally established the Al-Futtaim Electrical Mobility Firm to offer a complete electrical automobile ecosystem. We goal to have 50% of our automobile gross sales comprised of latest power environment friendly autos by 2030. This represents a major acceleration, transitioning from 10% to 50% in lower than seven years.”

Partnership settlement

As a part of the three yr partnership settlement, Al-Futtaim Automotive will provide a complete of 360 electrical and hybrid autos and buses, together with 10 electrical buses, 250 electrical autos, and 100 hybrid autos.

Al-Futtaim Automotive can even present the required infrastructure for electrical charging that features 10 electrical charging items able to each direct and alternating present. Moreover, the Group will present technical assist for operational actions, electrical mobility, and superior know-how utilisation particular to the electrical fleet.

Electrical buses

Al-Futtaim Automotive will provide 10 electrical buses, together with Volvo fashions, every outfitted with cutting-edge sensible applied sciences. These buses function an intuitive person interface that assists drivers in managing their routes by enabling environment friendly communication and information alternate by seamless integration with the automobile techniques. The sensible bus is additional outfitted with an progressive passenger counting system that makes use of high-tech sensors to observe the variety of passengers coming into and exiting the bus. The bus has a delegated spot for wheelchair customers, thereby catering to folks of willpower.

The buses have contact screens, offering drivers with real-time info on battery utilization price, door standing, and temperature, in addition to alerts and messages on the head-up show. They’re additionally outfitted with a one-of-a sort geographical navigation system that informs the driving force concerning the atmosphere and the suitability of the highway for the bus. The buses function a steady monitoring system to trace the driving force’s situation and detect fatigue. Alerts are relayed to the driving force and documented for future evaluation. This proactive methodology helps to spice up driver security and reduces fatigue-related accidents.

Polestar 2

The Polestar 2 electrical automobile is offered in three distinct variations. The primary has an electrical motor producing 231 horsepower and a torque of 330 Newton metres, powered by a 69 kWh battery boasting a driving vary of 444 km. The second model encompasses a long-range single motor, a bigger 78 kWh battery, and an extra electrical driving vary of 542 km. The third model comes with two electrical turbines, four-wheel drive options, an total energy output of 408 horsepower, a torque of 660 Newton metres, and an electrical driving vary of 482 km.


The inside of the BYD ATTO 3 is a spacious and cozy SUV with ample space for storing for passengers and their baggage. With a 420 km vary per single cost, it’s as a superb selection for on a regular basis use and metropolis commuting. The automobile has a variety of refined security options, comparable to lane preserving help, blind spot monitoring, and entrance and rear collision alerts, in addition to seven airbags. This ensures a protected driving expertise for everybody.


The BYD HAN, an electrical sedan mannequin with a spread of 521 km per cost, can speed up from 0 to 100 km in simply 3.9 seconds. It  redefines security requirements for power autos as it’s the world’s first automobile to make use of BYD’s ultra-safe Blade Battery, making it twice as protected in comparison with EVs utilizing conventional ternary lithium battery packs. The HAN is powered by a “seven-dimensional quad-layer” security matrix that provides the world’s most secure battery security system with its means to stay steady at excessive temperatures.

Al-Futtaim Electrical Mobility Firm

Earlier this yr, the Al-Futtaim Group launched the Al-Futtaim Electrical Mobility Firm, a subsidiary that specialises in offering and selling sustainable transportation options within the UAE and throughout the Center East. The corporate focuses on the distribution and sale of electrical and hybrid autos, and the supply of electrical charging infrastructure and associated companies.

Dedicated to attaining environmental sustainability, the corporate goals to expedite the adoption of electrical and hybrid autos within the area, supporting efforts to scale back the carbon footprint and usher in a extra sustainable future. It’s the unique distributor for Polestar and BYD electrical autos within the UAE that embody an array of fashions that meet various wants and budgets.

To allow extra folks within the UAE to make the shift to EVs, the Al-Futtaim Electrical Mobility Firm seeks to offer a full vary of end-to-end options for patrons. As a part of its customer-centric method, the corporate lately introduced its partnership with international know-how pioneer Siemens to create Charge2Moov charging stations.



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