FEBRUARY 4, 2018
To reinforce their leadership of the green mobility movement, Toyota, pioneer of sustainable cars in the UAE since 2008, as well as Lexus and Hino have joined the biggest environmental awareness campaign and showcased their Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) and zero-emission Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) portfolio at the 9th Car Free Day, on February 4th.
Organized by Dubai Municipality, the Car Free Day saw senior executives from Al-Futtaim Automotive – UAE distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino and many other automotive brands, boarding the metro alongside Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, and other government representatives, and traveling towards the Union Station in Deira for the opening of the program, in a move that cements commitment towards a decarbonized future.
“We were among the very first corporations to support the Car Free Day initiative since it started, not only because of the strong ties we enjoy with Dubai Municipality, but also because we share a common goal of a low-carbon future” said Yousuf Al Raeesi, Director of Government Affairs and HSSE, Al-Futtaim Automotive.
“Sustainable motoring has been our key priority since 2008, being the first distributor to introduce HEVs to the UAE with the Toyota Camry Hybrid. Since then, our portfolio of electrified vehicles has been on the rise, now with Sedans, SUVs and even trucks available for both individuals and corporations to choose from” he added.
At the Union Station, the yet-to-be-launched Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018 was on display alongside the Prius 2018 and the Toyota Mirai FCEV, Lexus displayed the newly launched flagship LS500h, while Hino will showcase the Hino 300h truck.