Al-Futtaim Motors and Ajman Municipality pave the way for hybrid transport in the UAE​​

Monday - 30/05/2016

In-line with Ajman Municipality’s environmental efforts and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment’s sustainability agenda, Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has delivered five Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicles to the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department. The handover was done in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, and His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Alzeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the United Arab Emirates.The handover of the Prius vehicles comes hot on the heels of the latest partnership between both entities, with Al-Futtaim Motors being named the Green Sponsor of the 4th Ajman International Environment Conference, which took place in March this year, and in-line with both parties’ environmental agendas.

“The Prius is the trendsetter when it comes to environmental transport, staking its claim as the best-selling hybrid in the world. The faith that Ajman Municipality has put in the Toyota Prius to support their sustainability agenda and aid in reaching their environmental goals is a testament to the Prius’ renowned capabilities in reducing emissions while decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels,” said Yousuf Ali Al Raeesi, General Manager, Government Relations, Health Security, Safety and Environment at Al-Futtaim Motors.

Earlier this year, the Ajman Municipality waived off parking fees for eco-friendly cars within the Emirate, a momentous step forward in the effort to welcome hybrid vehicles into the country.The five new Prius Hybrid vehicles will be used by the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department for environmental inspections and site visits, including the supervision and follow-up of factories operating within the emirate of Ajman to ensure they conform with Ajman’s and the UAE’s environmental laws and regulations.

The Toyota Prius was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle (petrol-electric) when initially launched in 1997, and has since sold over 3.7 million cars around the globe. The new Prius employs a petrol engine and an electric motor, and can be powered by the engine, the electric motor or a combination of both, automatically choosing the most efficient mode for the best mileage and lowest emissions. The Prius also features enhanced safety in a more compact package that is lighter in weight with world class aerodynamic, delivering an enhanced fuel efficiency of 26.1 Km/L.