No parking fees for electric cars for 2 years in Dubai
If you have an electric car and you are living in Dubai, then here is a piece of great news for you. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has made an announcement that electric vehicles licenced in Dubai will be exempt from paying public parking fees for two years.
No parking fees for electric cars
The exemption has come into effect starting July 1, 2020. The owners of the electric vehicles need not meet the RTA to benefit the parking exemption. Vehicles listed as electric vehicles will be automatically exempted from parking fees, said Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA.
She said, “Targeted vehicles can be automatically detected. Upon entering the number plate of the vehicle, the parking inspector will verify if the vehicle is electric or otherwise, and accordingly subject to parking fees or exempted, thanks to the online link between RTA’s parking and licensing systems.”
“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 this type of vehicles,” said Eng.
CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency said that “About 1,803 electric vehicles licensed in Dubai will benefit from this initiative.” However, this exemption does not apply to any electric vehicle licensed in other Emirates or not registered in Dubai.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) earlier announced that non-commercial electric vehicles that are registered with the EV Green Charger programme will get “power-ups for free at Dewa public charging stations up until December 31, 2021”.
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