Fully Charged recently visited the United Arab Emirates accompanied by an electric car rally.
And as it turns out, many oil exporters are trying their best to promote renewable energy sources and electric vehicles at home, which is not that easy when oil is so damn cheap.
Anyways, Emirates seems to already be the perfect market for high-end cars like Tesla, given wealth of many citizens. Eventually, all types and price-points of electric vehicles will get their chance to grab a foothold in the UAE, as growing big cities will need to lower emissions.
Emirates Electric Road Trip | Fully Charged
The Emirates Electric Road Trip was an amazing experience. A combination of educational exercise, motivation to open new charging stations throughout the Emirates and a wonderful tour of an incredible area of the world.
The Emirates are investing more in renewables than you can literally poke a stick at. They extract huge amounts of oil that they sell to us and they are using the money to create a long term, viable and sustainable energy infrastructure.
Okay, and they are building some ridiculously tall towers. The EVRT team are organising a pan-European trip later this year. Details here: https://www.europeevrt.com