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From Dubai’s COP28 to Abu Dhabi’s EVIS: UAE Doubles Down on EV Future

The third edition of the Electric Vehicle Innovation Summit (EVIS) kicked off today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, marking a pivotal moment in the MENA region’s drive towards sustainable transportation.

The high-profile event, running through May 22nd, features a 3-day exhibition showcasing the latest electric vehicle technologies alongside a 2-day conference. Attendees have the rare opportunity to test drive cutting-edge EVs and experience their rapid acceleration and silent operation firsthand.

As nations like the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain witness a significant shift in consumer attitudes favoring electric mobility, the Middle East is emerging as a frontrunner in the EV revolution. Despite initial hurdles surrounding charging infrastructure and costs, the collaborative efforts of governments, automakers, and environmentally-conscious consumers are propelling the region towards a sustainable future.

The EVIS comes just months after the UAE successfully hosted the COP28 climate summit in Dubai in November 2023, amplifying the nation’s commitment to spearheading sustainable initiatives on a global scale. With the world striving to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement goals, events like EVIS play a crucial role in promoting green mobility and accelerating decarbonization in the transport sector – one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

-Vinod Kumar

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