Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that electric vehicles registered in Dubai are exempt from public parking fees for two years.
The move aims to encourage drivers to choose electric and environment-friendly vehicles, as part of RTA’s policy to support Dubai’s Green Mobility Strategy.
Engineer Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA, said: “This initiative complements a previous initiative launched in 2018 designating parking slots in various parts of Dubai to electric vehicles exclusively. It contributes to improving the air quality, curbing carbon emissions and enhancing sustainability besides encouraging the public to own this type of vehicles.”
There are about 1,803 electric vehicles currently licensed in Dubai, according to Eng. Maitha bin Adai.
“Upon entering the number plate of the vehicle, the parking inspector will verify if the vehicle is electric or not, and accordingly will be subjected or exempted from parking fees,” RTA added
The exemption does not apply to e-vehicles that have been registered outside Dubai, or licensed in other emirates.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) earlier announced that e-vehicles registered with the EV Green charger programme will receive “power-ups for free at DEWA public charging stations up until December 31, 2021.”