As the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announced a number of new incentives for Electric Vehicle owners in Dubai last week, Renault, in conjunction with its alliance partners, has released details of a six-year plan which will cement Renault’s reputation as EV trailblazers in the region.
The Renault, Nissan & Mitsubishi motors alliance has pledged to launch twelve new zero-emission electric vehicles by 2022. The two announcements are significant steps in supporting the ‘Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050’ which envisions Dubai having the lowest carbon footprint in the world by 2050.
The new incentives announced by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, allow new EV buyers to charge their vehicles for free at Dewa-approved stations until 2019, access free designated green parking in Dubai, qualify for free electric vehicle registration and renewal fees, as well as, exemption from Salik’s tag fee and a licence plate sticker identifying the vehicle as an electric car.
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Groupe Renault has posted its best first half-year global sales in the company’s history with a growth of +10.4 percent and all of the Group’s brands increasing sales volumes and market share worldwide. Groupe Renault’s global market share is now 4.1%, up +0.3 points on 2016.
In the GCC, the newly-released figures show first half-year sales have grown almost threefold† since 2012 (up 74 percent in the region from 2016 to 2017) despite uncertain market conditions. Conversely, recent industry data showed the wider market opened the year with a significant decrease in new car sales across the region. Regardless of the difficult industry climate, Renault Middle East posted record breaking results, cementing the brand’s presence in the region.
This substantial rise in sales is, in part, the result of the introduction of new models to the Renault Middle East product line-up. In particular, Renault’s executive saloon, the Talisman and SUV model, the Koleos, have proven popular with Middle Eastern customers.
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