Mai Dubai takes first step towards electrifying its delivery fleet


October 24, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau

Mai Dubai takes first step towards electrifying its delivery fleet

UAE-based bottled water company Mai Dubai has taken a pioneering step towards electrifying its delivery fleet by incorporating an electric vehicle (EV) truck. This step comes in line with Mai Dubai’s goal of lowering carbon emissions and the UAE’s commitment to sustainable development.

“Sustainability has been the foundation of our business philosophy and the primary force behind all our operations since inception. Our latest alliance with Admiral Mobility and Farizon New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group exemplifies our commitment to supporting the UAE’s mission of reducing carbon footprint in the mobility sector. By adopting electric vehicles as an eco-friendlier alternative, we hope to drive significant reductions in CO2 emissions, as well as ensure cleaner business practices,” said Abraham Kah, CEO of Mai Dubai.

“We are extremely pleased in being the first beverage company in the UAE to introduce electric powered truck, in keeping with our renewable energy strategy. Most importantly, this EV truck will be pivotal in delivering Mai Dubai’s drinking water at the prestigious COP 28 conference, where we will offer dispensers and our returnable 5 Gallon bottles, and glass bottles, reaffirming our commitment to driving sustainable operations in the region,” he added.

Mai Dubai’s latest initiative also supports the transportation sector’s efforts to reduce global CO2 emissions, which is approximately 23% of man-made emissions. Recognising the urgency to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change, the UAE government has set an ambitious goal of achieving zero emissions by 2050, realising the need for transition from traditional petrol and diesel-powered vehicles to electric engines. Furthermore, the recently launched Global EV Market project initiated by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in UAE aims to support the objectives of the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, promote circular economy and reduce the carbon footprint of the mobility sector.

Among Mai Dubai’s other sustainability initiatives is the installation of an 18.1MW rooftop solar system, the second-largest solar roof installation globally and the largest in the Middle East. This solar installation alone helps mitigate over 10,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually, setting a precedent for sustainable business operations. 

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