RTA adds 2219 new vehicles to Dubai Taxi fleet including 1775 hybrid vehicles

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DUBAI, 9th January, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a contract for the procurement of 2,219 new vehicles to enhance the fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC). The new batch includes 1,775 hybrid vehicles powered by fuel and electricity. Therefore, the total number of hybrid vehicles in Dubai Taxi fleet jumps to 4,105 vehicles, which constitutes 71 percent of the total number of taxis operated by the DTC amounting to 5,721 vehicles. Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority, stressed RTA’s commitment to uplifting Dubai’s transport services, introducing modern technologies and smart systems to taxis, boosting the performance efficiency of the sector, and bringing happiness to customers. “RTA is also keen to scale up the taxi and limo fleet to keep pace with the fast development seen by Dubai and support the integration of mass transit networks to make it easier for commuters to reach their final destinations,” commented Al Tayer. “The procurement of new vehicles is in line with DTC’s efforts to uplift the calibre of Dubai taxi services and deliver a unique taxi experience that eases the mobility of residents and tourists.…