Luxury property developer Seven Tides International has partnered with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) in a groundbreaking initiative as the first private sector company to install electric car chargers at two of its five-star hotels in the emirate, reported Gulf News 247.
This way electric car owners can either recharge with docks located at the Anantara, The Palm Dubai Resort on Palm Jumeirah, or at the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate on the Sheikh Zayed Road.
The chargers are able to simultaneously charge two cars, with a full battery requiring four to six hours to charge, part of Seven Tides’ commitment to sustainable energy.
“Dewa is pioneering the adoption of sustainable technology across its remit and has already installed a number of charging points across the emirate, but we have any chance of convincing residents of a hydrocarbon-centric economy that it is possible to consider a switch to a more ecologically-sound alternative,” said Abdullah bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides International.
“Seven Tides is fully committed to supporting next generation initiatives and the sustainability of the planet as well as other ground-breaking programmes, and our hospitality portfolio is a great channel for spreading awareness amongst residents and visitors to the city,” he added.
According to Trade Arabia Dewa plans to have 100 electric vehicle charging stations fully up-and-running by the end of 2015, part of its long-term Electric Vehicle Initiative launched in April 2014.
Other Seven Tides green initiatives include replacing light bulbs LED lights, with two buildings already fully converted, and the development of solar power systems for future implementation.
There is also an ongoing project to use building waste as fertilizer. For its part Dewa has employed the latest photovoltaic technology to power the three different categories of charging station, designed to accommodate all kinds of electric vehicles.