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Free parking in Dubai for electric cars registered in the emirate until 2022

Free parking in Dubai for electric cars registered in the emirate until 2022

There are around 1,803 electric cars registered in the emirate

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has exempted all electric cars registered in the emirate from public parking fees for two years beginning July 1, 2020.

There are around 1,803 electric cars registered in the emirate, the RTA confirmed on Monday.

However, electric cars registered in other emirates of the UAE will need to pay parking fees in Dubai.

Owners of Dubai-registered electric vehicles need not approach the RTA to obtain the exemption as their vehicles will be automatically exempted from the fees.

“Targeted vehicles can be automatically detected. Upon entering the number plate of the vehicle, the parking inspector will verify if the vehicle is electric and accordingly subject it to parking fees or exempt it, thanks to the online link between RTA’s parking and licensing systems,” said Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA, when explaining how the system works.

The RTA said that the decision to offer free parking was made to support Dubai’s Green Mobility Strategy.

“This initiative complements a previous initiative launched in 2018 designating parking slots in various parts of Dubai to electric vehicles exclusively. It contributes to improving the air quality, curbing carbon emissions and enhancing sustainability besides encouraging the public to own these types of vehicles,” added Bin Adai.

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