Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 October 2020

Tesla’s Elon Musk meets Dewa chief as Dubai works on electric vehicles take-up

Saeed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dewa, discussed future cooperation opportunities with Elon Musk in Dubai on Monday.
Saeed Al Tayer, centre, the chief executive of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, discussed future cooperation opportunities with Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, left. At right is Waleed Salman, the executive vice president of strategy and business development at Dewa. Courtesy Dewa
Saeed Al Tayer, centre, the chief executive of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, discussed future cooperation opportunities with Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, left. At right is Waleed Salman, the executive vice president of strategy and business development at Dewa. Courtesy Dewa

With Dubai set to expand its network of charging stations for electric vehicles, the chief executive of its utility company met Elon Musk to tap into the Tesla founder’s considerable experience in renewable energy, innovation and sustainability.

Saeed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), on Monday discussed future cooperation opportunities with Mr Musk.

Mr Musk said he would share information and “exchange experiences to contribute towards Dubai’s sustainable growth”, according to a Dewa statement.

Mr Musk is attending the World Government Summit and is expected later on Monday to announce the launch of Tesla in the UAE.

In 2015, Dewa installed 100 charging stations across malls, airports, commercial buildings, residential complexes, and petrol stations in Dubai as it pushes for the increased use of electric and hybrid cars in the emirate.

It will install more electric-veh­icle charging stations “depending on customer intake, usage, and driving patterns”.

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