Schneider Electric Partners With Dubai Silicon Oasis On E-Mobility Solutions
Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), an integrated free zone technology park and member of the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), have joined forces to encourage the adoption of e-mobility solutions among electric vehicle users or owners through installing an electric vehicle (EV) charging station at Scheider Electric’s Gulf headquarters.
Demand for electric vehicles in the UAE market has steadily increased over the past few years. It is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30% until 2028, according to a global electric mobility readiness index published in 2022.
Post installation of the EV charging station, Schneider Electric’s Dubai Silicon Oasis facility is expected to provide more than 300,000km of driving distance annually to all EV owners, saving an estimated 40,000kg of carbon dioxide in direct car emissions.
“In the Middle East, the UAE is leading sustainability in the transportation sector, intending to become carbon neutral by 2050, and currently ranks eighth globally in readiness for electric mobility. Dubai Silicon Oasis, as an innovation and knowledge hub within the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, is committed to supporting the expansion of electric vehicle usage within its community and throughout the wider Dubai and UAE. We are delighted to welcome Schneider Electric to our range of partners in this effort to collectively contribute to realising the UAE’s goal for Net Zero by 2050,” revealed Nawaf Al Khater, Senior Director of Planning & Design at DIEZ.
He added: “As a testbed for innovation and technology, we are keen on playing an active role in the ongoing transition to electric mobility by enabling conducive infrastructure.”
“The UAE has evolved as a strong growth market for the EV industry over the years. The nation displays among the highest levels of acceptability and adoption of EV and has one of the highest charging-to-vehicle ratios in the world,” Ashraf Abdelkhalek, Gulf Sustainability Leader, Schneider Electric, commented.
He added, “We anticipate more Schneider Electric employees transitioning to electric vehicles to benefit from our EV charging infrastructure within Dubai Silicon Oasis. This is in line with our plans to encourage the adoption of e-mobility solutions. This initiative is also aligned with our global sustainability goals to reach carbon neutrality by 2025 and net zero carbon dioxide emissions across our value chain by 2050. We aim to have all our facilities across the UAE and Qatar equipped with EV chargers. Along with enabling EV charging infrastructure within our premises, we are working to create policies that will encourage more of our employees to adopt green mobility solutions.”
Through various innovative solutions, Schneider Electric is responding to uptake in EV chargers within the UAE to help employees, customers, and partners make more sustainable lifestyle choices to reduce their carbon emissions.
Schneider Electric works to provide suitable e-mobility strategies for its customers and partners, setting the path for efficient planning and execution of projects. The recently-launched EV charging infrastructure highlights the company’s commitment to providing end-to-end solutions contributing to the UAE’s Net Zero 2050 goal.
Schneider Electric joins DSO’s existing partners in the e-mobility space, including the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), who work together on a series of pilot projects and initiatives aimed at running green and sustainable transit that support Dubai’s exploration of smart mobility solutions.