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Dubai launches its first electric water taxi boat

Like many Middle Eastern countries, the United Arab Emirates are increasingly turning to renewable energy.

During the last Sustainability Week (13-17 January 2019), the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority unveiled a new environmentally friendly means of transport for locals and tourists: the electric water taxi.

60 vehicles by 2020

The vehicle, equipped with 20 seats, is powered by a 20 kilowatt engine equipped with solar panels. About sixty vehicles are expected to be built by 2020.

Abras boat in Dubai