Dubai Police are known round the world for their collection of flashy supercars. But times are a-changing and the force has added more eco-friendly motors to its fleet.
We present the Chevrolet Bolt EV – the latest vehicle to join an impressive line up of hybrid and electrical cars. Police patrols now include eight Bolt EVs, so you might spot them cruising around the city. What you won’t see is them fuelling up, as they rely on a single recharge every 520 kilometres.
The American motor’s new launch meets the Dubai Government’s vision for more sustainable and smart mobility solutions. Described by the Detroit-founded transport company as “the first affordable all-electric car,” the Bolt uses the latest green technology – including connecting to a handy app that can remotely start your vehicle (because nobody likes a sauna masquerading as a motor).
Brigadier Dr. Muhammad Nasser Al Razooqi, Director of Transport and Rescue at Dubai Police, says: “This partnership with Chevrolet is part of our ongoing commitment to better serve the citizens and residents of Dubai while also leading the way in Dubai’s green initiative. The addition of eight Chevrolet Bolt EV cars to our Dubai Police electric fleet will make a big impact in our mission to raise awareness around the benefits of electrification within the emirate.”
Energy Minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei has previously said the United Arab Emirates wants electric cars as 10 per cent of all government vehicles by 2021, which should cut carbon dioxide emissions by 15 per cent.