Hot on the heels of last week’s news about the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announcing a number of new incentives for Electric Vehicle owners in Dubai, Renault has released details of a six-year plan which will go some way in seeing them lead the charge towards a greener future for the Middle East.

In conjunction with its alliance partners (Nissan and Mitsubishi) the French carmaker will launch twelve new zero-emission electric vehicles by 2022. The two announcements are significant steps in supporting the ‘Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050’ which envisions Dubai having the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050.

The new incentives announced by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, allow new EV buyers to charge their vehicles for free at Dewa-approved stations until 2019, access free designated green parking in Dubai, qualify for free electric vehicle registration and renewal fees, as well as, exemption from Salik’s tag fee and a licence plate sticker identifying the vehicle as an electric car.

As the first automotive company to launch a 100 per cent electric car in the UAE, and with further EV vehicles set to arrive in the region over the coming years, Renault is well placed to support the movement for a greener Middle East.

Commenting on the two important announcements, Marwan Haidamous, Renault Middle East managing director said, “As the pioneers in electric mobility in the Middle East and the market leader for electric vehicles in Europe, we intend to continue to lead the way in developing electric vehicle solutions in the region. With the new incentives announced by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the much-anticipated introduction of the ZOE Long Range, which features the longest range of any mainstream electric vehicle, together we can start the electric revolution in the Middle East.”