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27
Jan
2017

ENGIE sponsors the first ever Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip

Being part of the sustainable transport revolution, leading global energy group ENGIE has joined the upcoming Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) as a key sponsor. ENGIE is supplier of EV charging stations along the route of this four day zero-emission race across all seven of the UAE to promote green mobility in the Middle East.

Taking place between January 29 and February 1, 2017, the inaugural road trip will cover all seven emirates, starting at the Burj Al Arab Dubai, and finishing with a tour of The Sustainable City Dubai.

The first ever event of its kind in the emirates, Emirates EVRT is part of a global movement which aims to challenge consumers’ beliefs about electric vehicle (EV) technology and pave the way to a more sustainable, low-carbon future, and will highlight the UAE government’s continued commitment to sustainability innovations.

ENGIE’s partnership with EVRT underlines the Group’s ongoing strategy to become the region’s partner for sustainable urban development. Leading the energy transition through a variety of innovative initiatives and partnerships, ENGIE in the Middle East is working alongside local governments and authorities in the pursuit of a new, greener vision for communities and businesses.

‘’ENGIE is committed to promoting low carbon energy like gas and renewables as well as changing consumers’ transportation habits through the development of cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions to reduce overall CO2 emissions from transport,’’ said Sébastien Arbola, CEO of ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey. ‘’Globally, the company is leading the way in terms of greener mobility solutions, including urban planning advisory services, smart parking and transportation systems, charging solutions for electric vehicles, managing systems for public transport and innovative solutions such as car sharing and smart parking.’’

As a key sponsor at the Emirates EVRT, ENGIE has installed all EV charging stations along the route. During the trip, each charging station will be officially launched with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the first car to be plugged in at each step.

ENGIE’s global customer solutions are based on three main pillars: the production of clean, low-carbon power; the development of large gas infrastructure & projects; and the supply of energy efficiency services. In the Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey, ENGIE’s existing activities range from large-scale power generation and water desalination to gas retail & distribution, LNG import and Facility Management Services for B2B customers, with an ambition to become the regional partner of choice in the energy transition.

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