Dubai International deploys first Chevrolet Bolt Electric Vehicle

Dubai Airports, Chevrolet Middle East and Al Ghandi Auto, have collaborated together to introduce the electric vehicle at the Dubai International
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(R-L): Molly Peck, chief marketing officer, GM Middle East; Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports; Luay Al Shurafa, managing director - Commercial Operations; and Mark Jenkins, CEO, Al Ghandi Auto Group.
(R-L): Molly Peck, chief marketing officer, GM Middle East; Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports; Luay Al Shurafa, managing director - Commercial Operations; and Mark Jenkins, CEO, Al Ghandi Auto Group.

As part of its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and impact on the environment, Dubai Airports recently introduced a brand new Bolt electric vehicle (Bolt EV) into its ground support fleet.

Conceived as part of an ongoing collaboration between Dubai Airports, Chevrolet Middle East and Al Ghandi Auto, the Bolt EV boasts a driving range of up to 520 kilometres on a single charge.

John Roth, president and managing director of General Motors Middle East and Africa said: “Boasting all the environmental benefits of an EV, the Chevrolet Bolt EV remains a game changer in its segment promising class-leading range and the practicality of a conventional vehicle.

“With its range of up to 520km on a single charge, I am confident the Chevrolet Bolt EV will provide the required utility and speed needed to support the Dubai Airport teams in their operations.”

The latest addition to Dubai International’s support fleet is tasked with transporting teams across the airport grounds to complete specific work projects, such as airfield maintenance, traffic management, as well as runway and taxi inspections.

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports added: “Our partnership with Chevrolet is in line with our continued efforts to contribute to Dubai’s green initiatives. The addition of the Chevrolet Bolt EV to our support vehicle fleet will go a long way in increasing awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles while further cementing our alignment our push for environmentally responsible mobility solutions. We are constantly looking for greater efficiencies across all our operations and this partnership was a natural next step in this direction.”

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