The Middle East region is vulnerable to climate change due to several geographical and economic reasons. The region is home to many of the major oil-producing countries.
Countries across the region are transitioning to clean energy and increasing the share of renewable energy in their grid mix. Recently the UAE announced that it aims to achieve net-zero by 2050 whereas KSA and Bahrain announced that will get to net-zero by 2060.
Cutting the transport emissions is at the core of this clean energy transition. There have been many initiatives across the region to increase the update of EVs such as free public charging and parking in Dubai, tax exemption for EVs in Jordan and Egypt, etc. The adoption rate of EVs and the growth in the number of EV charging stations are very slow. There are also some policy and awareness challenges that require combined efforts from the public and private sector stakeholders.