A brand new Tesla Model 3 taxi fleet has launched in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
The announcement on March 1 by the Sharjah Roads and Transportation Authority (SRTA) said a fleet of 10 Tesla Model 3 sedans, a part of the emirate’s green economy initiative, in keeping with SRTA Chairman Yousef Al-Athmani.
The Authority has launched 10 Tesla 3 electric taxi vehicles, and Eng. Yousef Al-Athmani confirmed that the launch of Tesla vehicles comes inside the framework of the green economy initiative. pic.twitter.com/Hwl58It8mj
— هيئة الطرق و المواصلات في الشارقة (@RTA_Shj) March 2, 2023
In response to Al-Athmani, the Tesla Model 3 fleet is a component of the Green Economy Initiative for Sustainable Development by the UAE, which “seeks to change into a worldwide hub and a successful model of the brand new green economy.”
Taxi corporations Etihad and Medina will probably be driving these Model 3 sedans, offering a more environmentally friendly fleet. There are over 3,700 taxis within the Emirate of Sharjah alone, operated by 4 corporations. These taxis drive over 7 million kilometers (4.3 million miles) annually, consuming roughly 122,100 litres (32,255 gallons), leading to high carbon emissions. This led the SRTA to think about cleaner alternatives, reports Gulf News.
Sharjah’s neighbouring Emirate of Dubai added a Model 3 to its taxi fleet last July as a part of a pilot project. Dubai has had 172 Tesla EVs since 2017 as a part of limousine services. Dubai desires to have converted 90% of its limousine fleet to wash energy vehicles by 2026.
You may see a video of Sharjah’s Tesla Model 3 taxi fleet announcement here.