DUBAI: Admiral Mobility — a leading company that provides accessible eMobility and energy charging solutions — has announced a major partnership with vehicle hire company Avis to bring electric commercial trucks to the leasing market in the UAE.
The strategic partnership represents a commitment to deliver the GCC’s largest rollout of electric commercial trucks, which will be leased to fleets across the UAE. They are set to be let out to companies who want to move towards cleaner, more sustainable fleets as part of their pledge to operate in more environmentally-friendly ways.
Comprising of electric commercial trucks split between 6T and 8T, the announcement was made during Mobility Live in Abu Dhabi, which brought together world leaders in the green transport and EV space. With a range of up to 220km, with full load, the zero emissions electric vehicle takes less than 90 minutes to fully charge via its efficient, and safe, liquid cooled CATL LFP battery.
Advanced safety features include lane-keeping assist adapt cruise control, remote locking systems, high beam LED lights equipped with auto adaption to the surrounding traffic, and of course, ease of comfort of driving.
The news builds on the commitment of Admiral Mobility back in December last year, when it announced a strategic partnership with Geely Farizon New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group to bring 5,000 electric commercial vehicles to the Middle East region.
Building on the requirement to create ‘a green transportation industry’, Admiral Mobility has done extensive testing of the vehicles over the last six months to ensure they are fit for the GCC market when it comes to being both operationally and commercially viable.
Graham Bremer, General Manager from Admiral Mobility, commented: “In our quest to ‘decarbonise’ the transport industry we are proud of our latest announcement, which represents a major step forward for both commercial fleets, and the UAE market. This commitment with Avis UAE represents the largest rollout of EV trucks to be leased in the UAE to date. It is an exciting time to be partnering with a forward-thinking company the size of Avis, which has a major footprint in the commercial leasing market.
“We are looking forward to our vehicles hitting the road, as per our commitment to support the growing demand for cleaner transportation, be it for highways, the city or backroads, to ensure a cleaner environment for us all.”
Dominic Hagerty, General Manager from AVIS UAE, commented: “We are delighted to be entering this strategic partnership with Admiral Mobility, to provide a more sustainable solution for our fleet customers in the UAE. Through this agreement, we will be able to offer businesses an attractive leasing model arrangement to provide complete flexibility for fleets who want to move towards a more sustainable mode of transport.”
“The electric commercial trucks in this agreement represent a step change in commercial fleets, by being the first of its kind available in its category, anywhere in the GCC. We are truly excited to be a launch partner for this vehicle.”
With the UAE’s focus on achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) to provide access to clean energy and sustainable economic growth, the latest commitment from Admiral Mobility and Avis UAE will further help build the ‘green transportation industry’, especially in the lead up to COP28.
The vehicles are expected to be available from August this year.