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Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates installs nine Tesla charging points

Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates installs nine Tesla charging points

The charging stations are located at the Fashion Dome valet parking and on the first and second floors of the mall

Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates has installed nine charging connectors for luxury electric car Tesla, which officially launched in the UAE last month.

The charging stations are located at the Fashion Dome valet parking and on the first and second floors of the mall.

“Majid Al Futtaim is proud to offer the first generation of Tesla drivers Dubai’s largest cluster of charging stations at its flagship mall, ” said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, managing director East Region – Property Management, Shopping Malls at Majid Al Futtaim – the mall’s operator.

The designated parking spaces were previously allocated in anticipation of the chargers during the mall’s expansion initiative in 2015, a statement said.

The Tesla charging stations can add up to 100km of range to the battery per hour of charge, it added.

Tesla announced in February that it will begin accepting UAE online orders for its Model S and Model X vehicles. The first orders of the vehicles are expected to be delivered in Dubai this summer.

The company has also launched a popup store in Dubai Mall, its Ranger repair service and two ‘super’ charging stations at Dubai’s Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City.

It is also constructing a service centre near Interchange 2 of Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, scheduled to open in July. A second store and service centre are planned to open in Abu Dhabi next year, the company said.

Five additional ‘super’ charging stations, designed to charge vehicles in minutes rather than hours, as well as 50 ordinary charging stations – adding to the existing 26 across the country – will also open before the end of the year, Tesla said.

Read more: Tesla launches Model S, X in UAE, to open new Abu Dhabi store

The company also has signed a deal with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority for 200 electric vehicles.

Read more: Dubai’s RTA signs deal with Tesla for 200 electric vehicles

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