RTA offering free parking for eco-friendly vehicles in Dubai

There are 70 new spaces for hybrid or electric cars

Do you own an electric car? Not only do you have the perk of saving the environment, now you can park your vehicle for free.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced 70 free spaces in 40 paid parking zones across the city.

They are available at the Central Business District, Trade Centre area, near Burj Khalifa, in Dubai Marina, on Jumeirah Street (not a place, do you mean Jumeirah Beach Road?) and along Sheikh Zayed Road.

You can clearly find the spots marked by green-painted frames with signs showing the maximum time you can use them for.

Chief executive of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency Maitha bin Adai said: “Only eco-friendly vehicles are allowed to access these parking slots, and for a time limit of four hours.

“RTA is keen on spreading this initiative to high-density traffic areas and streets across Dubai with the aim of covering most paid parking zones in vital areas.”

According to the report from the Dubai Media Office, it’s all contributing to Dubai’s Green Mobility Initiative, which aims to cut down carbon emissions and encourage people to use environment-friendly vehicles.

The initiative aims to increase the amount of electric vehicles being used, and are working to convert 50 percent of the taxi fleet to hybrid cars by 2021.

Don’t own an electric car just yet? Not to worry, as RTA also provides free parking during iftar hours for all kinds of cars.

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