Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Parkin to increase the number of the electric vehicle (EV) ‘Green Charger’ stations managed by the latter in Dubai, UAE.

Parkin is said to be the largest supplier of paid public parking facilities in Dubai.

The latest move is a part of DEWA’s continuous initiatives to bolster sustainability, promote the use of environmentally friendly EVs, and enhance customer experience by providing convenient vehicle charging facilities.

Parkin directors board chairman Ahmed Bahrozyan said: “As the largest provider of paid public parking facilities and services in the Emirate, Parkin serves a critical role within the transport ecosystem.

“The incorporation of EV charging as part of our facilities is complementary to our growth strategy, representing a significant opportunity to expand the capabilities of our platform.

“Operating over 197k parking spaces in Dubai, the Company’s market leading position, operational excellence and innovative technology will enable us to drive EV infrastructure growth while also offering environmental and decarbonisation benefits.”

Launched in 2015, the EV Green Charger initiative aims to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city by creating a global example of intelligent urban development along with promoting eco-friendly transportation.

The initiative led to the development of the region’s first public charging infrastructure for EVs.

DEWA installed 100 EV Green Charges at various locations in the city in 2015 with an aim to promote electric vehicle adoption.

DEWA managing director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “By the end of April 2024, the number of electric vehicles in Dubai reached over 30,000 vehicles. This number is expected to increase in the coming years, reflecting Dubai’s success in fostering the use of sustainable and environmentally friendly transport.

“The number of registered customers in the EV Green Charger initiative has also increased to over 15,000 by the end of March 2024.”