Setting a new precedent in the UAE’s journey towards net-zero emissions, Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company signed a partnership with the UAE’s technology and communications giant, e&, to deploy a fleet of one hundred BYD electric vehicles.
The pivotal collaboration between the two entities represents a commitment to collaborate and take concrete steps towards green, clean, sustainable mobility in the UAE. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony between Hasan Nergiz, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company and Obaid Bokisha, Group Chief Operations Officer of e&.
The seeds of the collaboration were planted during Al-Futtaim Automotive’s presence at the Mobility Live Middle East event last year, where we had the opportunity to present our e-mobility ecosystem and network with cross-sector industry giants looking to invest in sustainable solutions. The conversations struck during the event culminated in this landmark partnership.
As per the partnership, 100 BYD ATTO 3 vehicles will be integrated into the fleet of e&. A strategic move that aligns with e&’s sustainability commitment by replacing light vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs) in a phased approach. In its recent announcement during COP28, e& committed to achieving zero carbon emissions across its own operations in UAE, covering Scope 1 and 2 by 2030.
Selected for its superior performance and range, BYD ATTO 3 is the ideal choice for e&’s diverse operational needs. With powerful electric motors and impressive acceleration, complemented by a substantial range of 420 kM on a single charge (combined WLTP), these vehicles are designed to meet the dynamic requirements of e&’s business activities and will play a pivotal role in its operations in the UAE.
“Joining forces with e& is a major triumph in our quest to steer greener mobility in the country. Our commitment is not just to provide electric vehicles but to be a catalyst in the transformation of mobility in the UAE,” said Hasan Nergiz, MD, Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company.
Obaid Bokisha, Chief Operations Officer, e&, added, “e& is committed to environmentally friendly transport and reducing its carbon footprint. Our initiative to replace all light vehicles with electric vehicles demonstrates our commitment to addressing climate change and embracing cleaner, greener technologies. This collaboration with Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company is a significant step in our sustainability journey.”
e& and Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company’s collaboration is a significant milestone in the move towards electrification and promoting green mobility across the region, setting a precedent for corporate responsibility and ecological consciousness in the post-COP28 era.