His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently revealed than to increase th the total number of hybrid/electric taxis and limousines in Dubai amounted from 50% to 100% by 2027. As of 2020 to 4683 vehicles in 2020. 4510 of these vehicles are hybrid taxis (about 50% of the Dubai Taxi fleet), and 173 others are electric/hybrid limos at the Dubai Taxi Corporation.
“RTA intends to change the entire fleet of Dubai Taxi to eco-friendly (hybrid/electric) vehicles by 2027; a move considered the first of its kind worldwide. RTA has taken this in line with the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai themed Green Economy for Sustainable Development, UAE Vision 2021, and Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. It is also part of a master plan to reduce carbon emissions of the taxi and limousine sector by 2% in compliance with the requirements of the Dubai