GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Abu Dhabi-UAE:21 January 2018 –  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has awarded Emirates Motor Company (EMC) the first Abu Dhabi Certification for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. 

EMC, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, received the certification for the Mercedes wall-mounted 11kW and 22kW electric vehicle chargers. QCC has verified that the products conform to international electrical standards and they have undergone hot weather testing.

In collaboration with the Department of Transport, the QCC-certified chargers will be installed in the parking areas of 10 shopping malls in Abu Dhabi.
Engineer Abdullah Hassan Al Muaini, Executive Director of Conformity Scheme Services at QCC, said: “The Abu Dhabi Certification Scheme for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment aligns with the ongoing efforts of the Abu Dhabi Government to promote environmentally friendly transport in the emirate. The scheme will facilitate the use of electric vehicles through improving the charging infrastructure.”  

He added: “In addition to cutting down on harmful CO2 emissions and protecting the environment, our initiatives drive economic growth and enhance the quality of life for our citizens and residents. We congratulate EMC on becoming the first automobile dealer in Abu Dhabi to earn this certification and invite other dealers to apply.”

For his part, Engineer Khalid Hashim, Executive Director, Land Transport Sector at Department of Transport (DoT), said: “DoT supports all local initiatives designed to promote environmentally friendly vehicles as part of our efforts to meet the objectives of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. The anticipated population growth in Abu Dhabi mandates an increase in environmentally friendly transport and the provision of necessary infrastructure to keep up with the latest developments in transport sector. Through our collaboration with local players, we seek to support the growing trend towards electric cars including the establishment of electric charging stations to encourage more people to opt for zero-emission technologies, while protecting both the environment and public health in the emirate.”

Frank Bernthaler, CEO of Al Fahim Automotive CEO, said: “Contributing to the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 is one of our main business pillars with sustainability being at the forefront. We are honoured that our flagship company, EMC, is the first QCC-certified entity in the emirate as it ensures that we are in compliance with the country's quality standards, while enabling us to fulfil our strategy of reducing our carbon footprint and bettering the quality of life for all from an environmental perspective.

“Our plan in 2018 is to ensure we are present in the most populous areas in the city for customer convenience and to generate further awareness on the importance of being environmentally conscious,” he concluded. 

QCC launched the Abu Dhabi Certification Scheme for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment in June 2017 to support The Electricity Wiring Regulation Addendum No. 1: Electric Vehicles Charging Systems, issued by the Regulation & Supervision Bureau. The scheme seeks to ensure that public as well as private installations meet international safety standards and are designed for operation in local conditions.

In a bid to reduce air pollution, the Abu Dhabi Government is developing the low- and zero-emission transport segment through investing in the appropriate infrastructure and quality assurance activities. The emirate has formed a Technical Committee to implement its Low-emission Vehicle Strategy, led by the Department of Transport. The uptake of electric vehicles in Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE has the potential to bring tremendous benefits to the public through improving air quality.

The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council was established in 2009 to raise the quality of the emirate's exports and locally traded products while protecting the interests of consumers and supporting the UAE's competitive economy. QCC empowers regulators to implement product safety, legal metrology and conformity schemes. The Council also sets guidelines and benchmarks to verify that products manufactured and traded in Abu Dhabi conform to the highest quality standards. 

 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 17635 times
Posted on : Sunday, January 21, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Investments Exceeding USD 15 Billion Announced During World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi
Next Story : Nawah Energy Company participates in Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX)
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
NARS Erdem SS19 Beauty Report
Diana Arno Expands Online Shopping to Middle East
Introducing Home Fragrance at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City
Introducing VK Beauty Lounge & Bar
Defying Age With Skin Republic's Gold and Platinum Face Masks
The Future Is Here
Roberto Cavalli's Exclusive Duo of Fragrances
Lacoste.12.12 Collection
Bring a Touch of Sophistication to Your Home with The Exclusive SmegXDolce&Gabba...
FOREO To Attend TFWA: the World's Largest Travel Retail Show
Trevor Sorbie Range Relaunches in the UAE
Dubai Parks and Resorts Celebrates Saudi National Day
Honor Set to Go Beyond Limits With the Launch of Honor 8x
Carl F. Bucherer Celebrates Debut of Its Online Boutique on Jd.Com Launch of Lim...
O Boticário Opens in Dubai its First Amphora Store outside Brazil Come Join...
Pamper yourself at Perfumery & Co this month, at The Dubai Mall
The Mummies of Dubai Give Their Kids a Preppy Style Makeover
GROHE Smart Home: The App-Controlled Water Security System
Huawei Deepens Cooperation with Duisburg to Transform Germany's Industrial Hear...
Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Huawei and Honor launch ICT Compe...
New GUESS Handbags for FW18
Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre's Restaurant Promotions- October
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Partners, and Government Stakeholders Mov...
William Collection by Hugo Boss
Al-Futtaim ACE launches its stylish new Outdoor collection
du Wins Smart Cities Award at the Telecoms World Middle East 2018
Tips & Toes Hits the Big 3-5!
Honda voted “Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year” for the fourth year in a row
Al-Futtaim Toyota swoops another win at the Filipino Times Awards
Dubai Design Week continues to grow, cementing Dubai as the design capital of t...
Eberhard & Co. Scafograf 100 For Elegant Lady
Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor fu...
Tata Communications launches a specialised cyber security lab at Shanmugha Arts,...
Consonni Wraps Up La Vuelta a Espana With a Seventh Place Finish for UAE Team Em...
Abu Dhabi wins bid to host 2022 ITU Grand Final in world first
Akamai Unveils Solutions at IBC 2018 Designed to Mitigate the Challenges and Cos...
Cadillac XT4 Delivers Dynamic Driving Experience
WWE® Crown Jewel Set for November 2 in Saudi Arabia
du Opens New Business Centre in DIFC for Enterprise Customers
New Homologations for Pirelli Tyres
The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 unveiled – the first models in a new concept of li...
Volunteers from the UAE join hands with the community in Tasset Peulh village in...
Sharjah's Recognition as ‘Accessible City for Physically Disabled' Hailed as His...
Dubai Festival City Mall Celebrates KSA National Day with Special Imagine Show
2018 FW in style at Zippy
The Dubai Business Women Council meets with the UN Assistant Secretary-General t...
Fidu Properties unveils second office in Dubai; eyes expansion in UAE
Registration for the 5th edition of Camel Trek is now open
New Headmaster for Repton School, Abu Dhabi School's Rose Campus (FS1 to Year 1...
Huawei becomes one of the first multi-national technology companies to register ...