Sahara Centre Becomes the First Mall in Sharjah to Install Free Electric Vehicle Charging Points

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Published March 1st, 2018 - 07:43 GMT
Tesla Electric Charging Vehicles.
Tesla Electric Charging Vehicles.

Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, leisure and entertainment destination, is paving the way for cleaner, greener transport in the UAE by becoming the first mall in Sharjah to install free electric vehicle charging points powered by Tesla.

The initiative reflects Sahara Centre’s commitment to enhancing its customer service and satisfaction by exploring new innovations and opportunities. The charging points are also part of the mall’s continuous efforts to adopt sustainable solutions and encourage its customers to care for the environment. 

Owners of electric vehicles will be able to top up their batteries at no cost via the three new charging points, which are situated in both the mall and new extension car parks and can be accessed during Sahara Centre’s opening hours. The charging points can add up to 100km of range to electric vehicles per hour of charge and are reserved exclusively for zero-emission electric cars.

Electric vehicles are steadily gaining an enthusiastic following in the UAE and Tesla models even joined the Dubai taxi rank in 2017, reflecting the nation’s aim to become a global centre for clean energy and green economy. Keeping abreast of this positive trend, Sahara Centre has installed the electric vehicle charging points to demonstrate its dedication to innovation and sustainability, and to contribute to enabling more widespread adoption of clean mobility in Sharjah.

Background Information

Sahara Centre

The Sahara Centre is one of the leading shopping destinations in the UAE and is strategically located on the Dubai-Sharjah Highway. Since it opened its doors in February 2002 the mall has become a Sharjah landmark that is today bigger and better than ever before.

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