20 June 2019
Al-Futtaim motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, and leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, have joined Dubai Police and Ajman Municipality & Planning Department in reinforcing it’s support for UAE Vision 2021’s sustainable environment initiatives. We tested our zero-emission Fuel Cell technology, which comes in the form of the hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Toyota Mirai.
Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, and His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman agreed that the sustainability initiatives that the UAE government is implementing through UAE Vision 2021 are vital in protecting natural environments and reducing harmful emissions. These initiatives are enhanced by the adoption of green vehicles to serve employees and visitors.
As part of our efforts towards a future of sustainable mobility we introduced the Toyota Mirai on the premises of Dubai Police and Ajman Municipality & Planning Department has been planned.
His Excellency Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman highlighted Ajman’s contributions to the cause of sustainable mobility, renewable energy and reduction of harmful emissions. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police stressed upon the importance of introducing eco-friendly vehicles to the Dubai Police patrol fleet. This is in line with Dubai Police’s efforts in adopting sustainable & renewable energy sources and also reducing harmful carbon emissions.
Both meetings were attended by Bertrand Thiebaut, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim motors; Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota; and Yousuf Al Raeesi, Director of Government Affairs & Health, Safety, Security and Environment at Al-Futtaim motors.
On the same topic, Thiebaut said, “As the leader in sustainable mobility in the UAE, we have a responsibility in leading the charge for greener motoring. By introducing zero-emissions technology such as FCV and the current fleet of Toyota hybrid vehicles, we are certain that we will be able to contribute positively to the environment, in turn creating a cleaner atmosphere”.
Unlike battery-powered electric vehicles, the Toyota Mirai doesn’t need to be recharged by plugging it into an electricity grid. Instead, it creates electricity using hydrogen, which enables it to run up to 500 km+.The Mirai is a four-door mid-size electric sedan with a performance that can compare with conventional vehicles.