UAE. Dubai Airports organised a green mobility event last week to drive awareness of the benefits of using electric and hybrid vehicles.

It featured Dutch campaigner Wiebe Wakker’s electric car that he is taking on a 34,000km zero-emission road trip from the Netherlands to Australia. The car has been driven through 22 countries as part of Wakker’s ‘Plug Me In’ project that is promoting sustainable ideas and popularising electric vehicles. The car stopped at Dubai International to refuel during the event on 2 March.

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Dubai Airports said its event aimed to promote the adoption of clean technology and highlighted the potential positive impact of electric and hybrid vehicles in achieving energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint.

The company also displayed three electric vehicles at the airport in a bid to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of cleaner technology among passengers.

“Dubai Airports is committed to supporting Dubai’s vision to reduce carbon footprint and adopt cleaner technologies for an environmentally sustainable future,” said Dubai Airports Executive Vice President – Technology & Infrastructure Michael Ibbitson.

“The green mobility initiative launched as part of the Dubai Plan 2021 identifies the deployment of electric and hybrid vehicles as a potential approach to achieving sustainability targets and help Dubai emerge as a smart integrated city. The green mobility event was aimed at creating awareness about and adding to the increasing popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles.

“We are already helping to promote hybrid vehicles with two fully operational charging stations at DXB Terminals 1, 2 and at Dubai World Central while more stations are under planning.”