Dubai Taxi Corporation’s fleet of Tesla electric vehicles have made a total of 64,186 trips since their launch in September 2017, travelling 2.1 million kilometres in the process.
Adel Ahmed Sharif, Director of Fleet Operations at Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), said: “Making more than 64,000 trips by Tesla vehicles is indicative of the high level of customers’ satisfaction, which has hit 97%.
“We have a total of 50 Tesla electric vehicles on the roads, and the demand is on the rise for such vehicles. We will beef up the fleet to 125 electric vehicles this year, for which we have 13 charging stations across Dubai.
“Tesla electric vehicles are known for their iconic falcon wing doors, panoramic windshield and seven-seat configuration, offering unprecedented convenience and manoeuvrability. Both the S and X models benefit from free over-the-air software updates.
“The launch of Tesla electric cars is part of Dubai’s push towards the Green economy for Sustainable Development Initiative, and saving about Dh4.3 million of fuel consumption,” added Sharif.
“Additional features will be added to these vehicles through time. Tesla has designed a unique package of power-generating and storage products including powerwall and powerpack batteries. All these components will have a positive impact on electrical vehicles, renewable energy and batteries,” he continued.
“Out of its keenness to enhance road safety, DTC has set specific criterion for selecting electric vehicle drivers based on their periodic assessment. The best ones will be subjected to training courses at DTC’s training centre as part of the RTA’s vision for providing smooth and easy transport for all,” Sharif added.