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Toyota Camry Electric Hybrids are the latest in the Dubai Taxi Corporation arsenal
Anil George
October 29, 2017
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Al-Futtaim Motors have handed over the first batch of a new fleet of 554 Toyota Camry Electric Hybrid to the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC). With the DTC fleet and a few more deals expected to be completed with other taxi operators, it is estimated to see close to 44% increase in Camry Electric Hybrid fleets across taxi companies in the UAE, compared to the current in-service vehicles.

jcrop-previewThe partnership between Al-Futtaim Motors, the exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, and the Dubai Taxi Corporation includes supporting them with 100% of their electric hybrid demand and more than 85% of their petrol-engine fleet. The addition of these 554 new Camry Electric Hybrid vehicles promise over 33% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This new fleet will play a key role in supporting DTC’s vision of converting 50% of the Dubai Taxi fleet to hybrid by 2021.

As part of the agreement, Al-Futtaim Motors will provide DTC with technical and aftersales support, in addition to providing training to DTC’s drivers as well as the technical and support staff, in addition to providing all necessary manuals and spare parts.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.