Should delivery vehicles go electric in the UAE

EV NEWS
4 min readJul 28, 2020

Motorcycles emitted far more smog-forming hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen, as well as the toxic air pollutant carbon monoxide. The motorcycle uses 28% less fuel than the comparable car and emitted 30% fewer carbon dioxide emissions, but they emitted: 416% more hydrocarbons
3,220% more oxides of nitrogen and
8,065% more carbon monoxide

It’s so much more than a mouthful of statistics to digest, what do they really mean?

ONE MOTO have been running the numbers and lobbying for change, for Dubai to become a smart city it needs to embrace change, which is exactly their mandate. With a vision of 90% of all limousine transport to be electric by 2026 the UAE is poised for a monumental shift towards EV, yet what other changes does that bring to light? With passenger transport already a focal point of transport EVolution, we have explored the Why should delivery vehicles should go electric. The need is now and ONE MOTO have built a business on it.

Here are some very alarming figures:

NUMBER OF Petrol Motorcycles on UAE roads 12,000

COST OF FUEL per litre AED 2.20

AMOUNT OF FUEL USED per bike per month AED 540

AMOUNT OF GALLONS PER TANK 37.42

AVERAGE REFUELLING PER WEEK 2.7

ANNUAL FUEL USAGE 12,000 Motorcycles 58,195,584

ANNUAL FUEL COST 12,000 Motorcycles AED 77,760,000

ANNUAL CO2 per year 12,000 Motorcycles 16,560 tonnes

ENVIRONMENT.

Petrol Motorcycles produce 16x more hydrocarbons than SUVS and busses.

Air-pollution is the greatest killer to humanity (shortening life by 2 years).

12,000+ delivery motorcycles on the UAE roads.

COST-SAVINGS.

ZERO SUBSIDIES — The government may eliminate the need for fuel subsidies costing over AED 13 billion per year (according to a study).

Halved OPERATIONAL costs — The average cost of food delivery is AED30 (for some companies), yet the consumer is only being charged AED7.

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