The Automobile and Touring Club of UAE Supports Future Mobility Conference in Dubai
The Automobile and Touring Club of UAE (ATCUAE) has recently supported the Future Mobility Conference organized by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) in association with Messe Frankfurt Middle East, in Dubai. Organized for the first time in the Middle East, the conference represented a unique platform for regulators, government authorities, key industry players and thought leaders who got together and discussed the future opportunities, advances and innovations in electric and hybrid vehicles. The event explored the various aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles including regulations, development of supporting infrastructure, distribution, market potential, research and development and more. Future Mobility conference turned out to be an excellent networking platform for businesses and government. Draft regulations regarding the planned incentives for electric cars users have been revealed by ESMA. In his opening remarks, Mohammed ben Sulayem, ATCUAE President and FIA Vice Presdient said: “The electric and hybrid car is a relatively new concept in the world of the automotive industry in the Middle East. People here are not yet used to buying this kind of cars yet. But the positive impact and environmental solutions offered by this concept make it imperative for all the concerned parties to work on setting an effective strategy that can contribute in spreading this concept in the near future.” Prominent figures in the industry attended the event including Mr. Thierry Willemarck, President FIA Region 1, Belgium and Mr. Egil Otter, Manager International Relations and Policy Director, NAF (Norwegian Automobile Federation.