Tesla superchargers will launch in the United Arab Emirates soon. Per automaker CEO, Elon Musk, he will be attending the World Government Summit in Dubai where the EV models will be introduced into the region officially. Which vehicles are part of the lineup?
The Stores. The Tesla supercharger will officially have its first store in the UAE. The destination chargers in the region will be situated at Shiekh Zayed Road, one of the busiest areas in Dubai proper. As reported by Electrek, the location is within a small distance from Burj Khalifa, a metro station in Dubai. The launch for the official locations would occur tomorrow at the Armani Hotel.
Although the launch is set for tomorrow, the store will be made available at a later date. The launch of Tesla superchargers is in time for the brand's delivery of models Tesla Model X and Tesla Model S which will arrive in Dubai later this year. Furthermore, local owners of the vehicles have already started to import vehicles into the region which will be easily maneuvered once the store opens. This occurrence will provide convenience for the owners as can, then, recharge their vehicles easily.
In other news, The National reported that the launch will pave the way to increase sales of electric vehicles in the region. In fact, Musk announced that they are expected to finalize deals with major hotel operators in Abu Dhabi and Dubai to install Tesla superchargers' stations within their properties.
The Feature. Electric vehicles usually take a longer time to charge compared to gassing up gas-powered vehicles. This disadvantage paved the way for the entry of Tesla supercharger stations in Dubai which cut the charging time down to 20 minutes. In fact, Engie, the world's largest private power producer with generation capacity at 115.3 GW has officially confirmed its participation in establishing EV charging stations in Europe. Will the same company provide for Tesla in UAE? Will this improve the sales of the Tesla EV models in the region?