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Electric cars require accredited registration in UAE

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that the registration of electric vehicles in the Dubai’s Traffic System would require the existence of an accredited agent of such vehicles in the UAE, according to WAM.

“Stipulating the existence of a local accredited agent of electric vehicles at the time of registration in the Dubai’s Traffic System is part of our commitment to realise RTA’s vision of ‘Safe and Smooth Transport for All’,” said Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency.

“Such vehicles have highly sensitive electrical and chemical components that pose a risk to users, roads and pedestrians in case of lacking proper quality checks. Obviously, the availability of an accredited agent within the UAE will minimise these potential risks.

“RTA has alerted all service suppliers, auto agents and technical testing personnel not to register an electric vehicle in the Traffic System of Dubai unless it is verified that such a vehicle has a UAE-based accredited agent,” added Al Ali.

The report said that registration begin from October. According to a statement by the RTA, it will hold training courses for examiners in collaboration with accredited auto agents in the UAE, which aim to familiarise personnel with the testing standards of electric and hybrid vehicles, which have been endorsed of late after consulting the world’s best practices.

He added that RTA has alerted all service suppliers, auto agents and technical testing personnel not to register an electric vehicle in the Traffic System of Dubai unless it is verified that such a vehicle has a UAE-based accredited agent.

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