Dubai Taxi takes delivery of 554 Toyota Camry Electric Hybrid cars
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Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), part of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has taken delivery of the first batch of a new fleet of 554 Toyota Camry Electric Hybrids from Al-Futtaim Motors.
The delivery boosts DTC’s Electric Hybrid Camry fleet by 145%.
The new electric hybrid fleet of Toyota Camries was handed over to DTC at a special ceremony at the Al-Futtaim Motors Toyota headquarters in Dubai Festival City, attended by Mohammed Obaid AL Mulla, board member of the Board of Directors in RTA, Dr. Eng. Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of DTC, and Saud Abbasi, managing director of Al-Futtaim Motors.
With the introduction of the new Toyota Camry Electric Hybrid vehicles into the DTC fleet, and several other deals expected to close with other taxi operators, it is estimated that Camry Electric Hybrid fleets with taxi companies in the UAE will grow 44% this year.
Commenting on the partnership between Al-Futtaim Motors and the Dubai Taxi Corporation, Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “Our relationship with the Dubai Taxi Corporation goes from strength to strength, supporting them with 100% of their electric hybrid demand and more than 85% of their petrol-engine fleet.”
“With the addition of these 554 new Camry Electric Hybrid vehicles, promising over 33% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, DTC can accelerate their efforts in supporting the vision of a greener future as directed by the UAE Vision 2021,” he added.
Dr. Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi, said: “As we aim to provide more eco-conscious travel solutions that will support the UAE government’s green initiatives, this new fleet will play a vital role in supporting DTC’s vision of converting 50% of the Dubai Taxi fleet to hybrid by 2021.”
As part of the agreement, Al-Futtaim Motors will provide DTC with technical and aftersales support, in addition to providing training to DTC’s drivers.