Abu Dhabi rolls out green public transport fleet of buses, with launch of world’s fastest charging batteries in the UAE

  • Emission-free public transport will move the country closer to achieving climate neutrality
  • Electric buses set to be powered by fastest charging LTO battery in the world, with the buses being charged in less than 20 minutes
  • Replacing one diesel bus with an electric bus is equivalent to reducing harmful emissions from 27 passenger cars driven for one year, and 12,175 gallons of diesel over a ten-year period.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: In alignment with the UAE leadership’s vision of 2030 for Sustainable Economic Development, Emirates Global Motor Electric, Al Fahim Group and Yinlong Energy, have announced the launch of environment-friendly Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) Electric buses in the Middle East region. LTO electric buses can be charged in under 20 minutes as compared to a few hours for other lithium-ion electric buses.

Launching first in Abu Dhabi today, the electric buses will be powered by the fastest charging lithium battery in the world – the LTO battery which can be charged in less than 20 minutes. The bus with T3 rated air-conditioner which can perform at temperatures in excess of 50°C, was successfully tested in Abu Dhabi during the summer of 2020 for battery performance and fast charging.

The LTO battery is the safest Lithium-ion battery in the world with the longest life span of over 25 years making it the most advanced lithium-ion battery available in the market today.

The green environmentally friendly buses are set to provide significant energy savings and support in reducing the carbon footprint of the UAE. For example, replacing just one diesel bus with an electric bus is the equivalent to reducing harmful emissions from 27 passenger cars driven for one year, and 12,175 gallons of diesel over a ten-year period.

Because the buses charge so quickly, they are ideal for mass transportation both in the public and private sectors. The successful launch in the UAE will soon be followed up with a launch in other GCC countries.

Mohammed Abdulla Abdul Jaleel AL Fahim, Group Head Business Development from ALFAHIM commented: “Abu Dhabi has always been a pioneer in incorporating state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly technologies into its infrastructure and operations. Nowhere is this more apparent than in its public transport services. We at Al Fahim are committed to investing resources to implement as well as accelerate the sustainability agenda of the UAE leadership. We are proud to play a pioneering role in the roll out of the green fleet of buses in the UAE.”

Susan Lam, Vice President from Yinlong Energy commented:

“We are thrilled to help bring our LTO electric buses to the UAE. Our LTO battery charges in minimal time – making it the fastest charging battery in the world, and we are excited to bring this premier technology to the Middle East.

“With the new bus fleet set to be rolled out across the rest of the Middle East following the launch, we are confident that this will transform public transportation in the region.”

About Al Fahim Group:

ALFAHIM is one of the UAE’s most successful family businesses. Based in Abu Dhabi, the Group has played an intrinsic role in the development of the country’s progressive economy, and continues to harness its assets to deliver on a clearly defined mission: To remain a leading sustainable group of companies providing prosperity for future generations across multiple industries. Through its portfolio of companies across the automotive, real estate, energy and travel sectors, the Group is a key contributor to Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030 leading to a more sustainable and diversified economy.

About Yinlong Energy:

Yinlong Energy China Ltd. was established in 2008 in Zhuhai, China. In January 2010, Yinlong China acquired ALTAIR NANO (US) – a leading innovator of LTO battery technologies with over 20 years of industry experience. Based in the Jebel Ali Free-Zone, and acting as the regional office of Yinlong Energy China Ltd, Yinlong Energy provides Commercial Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage Systems and Electric Chargers for the GCC, Africa, Turkey and India.

As innovators, Yinlong continues to forge ahead with its efforts to expand the boundaries of the Green Energy technologies for electric mobility and energy storage solutions with the aim of having a lasting positive impact on climate change and the environment. Yinlong has been steadfast in its commitment for sustainable development through green energy with technology and material innovation leading to the emergence of Yinlong LTO (Lithium-titanate) material as the benchmark for the battery industry.

Yinlong Energy Middle-East is committed to supporting the vision of sustainable development in transportation and energy sectors in the Middle East.