Small guide to emobility
In the ‘Small guide to emobility’, Dr Michael Krämer, senior associate and energy specialist at international law firm Taylor Wessing, Dubai, describes his experience with electric vehicles in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
It has now been a little over two years since I received my electric car, a Tazzari Zero that I bought directly from the manufacturer in Imola, Italy. What I had in mind when I shipped the car from Italy was to not only drive emissions free in Dubai, but to also generate the electricity my car would require from a simple solar installation on the roof of our house. Let us call it a big boy toy, although I have to admit that my car, not least due to its size, seems to appeal much more to the female part of the population rather than other “big boys”.
Be it as it may, let me summarise what I have experienced during the last two years. First of all there is the fun factor. And fun, in this sense, comes from various different angles. To start with, driving down Dubai roads in an electric car is a social experience. People interact, mostly by giving me the “thumbs up”, asking questions about the car, its range, cost, whether or not there is a dealer in the UAE (there is none), etc. Many people smile or laugh, although I was not yet able to actually determine if this is always a good thing. I am sure many people just find it difficult to understand why someone would drive a car that is smaller than a Smart on roads that are ruled by automotive dinosaurs…
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