Electric vehicles charged using off-grid solar power at Expo 2020 Dubai
As the Official Logistics Partner, UPS is working with DP World, the Official Premier Global Trade Partner of Expo 2020, to showcase its transition to clean energy with UPS’s electrical vehicles being charged for the first time with an off-grid charging system to power on-site deliveries.
“Our joint efforts allow us to decentralize the charging system, eliminate the need for electricity in charging vehicles at Expo 2020 and further our goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050,” observed Scott Price, President, UPS International.
During the six-month mega event, UPS will use the system to charge its fleet of electric vehicles, developed in collaboration with Arrival, at DP World’s FLOW Pavilion.
Sunlight will be captured by panels on the pavilion’s roof, with the solar energy flowing through an inverter to an off-grid Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) unit which powers the charging station.
“The collaboration between UPS and DP World addresses sustainability issues and is closely aligned with the UAE’s Circular Economy Policy 2021-2031 and its Green Agenda 2030,” remarked Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO and Managing Director, DP World-UAE Region and Jafza.
The sustainable collaboration is closely aligned with the UAE’s Circular Economy Policy 2021-2031 and its Green Agenda 2030, as well as supporting a key growth engine of Dubai’s economy through the development of cutting-edge circular economy technologies.
“It’s truly special to be at Expo 2020 with UPS and DP World showcasing how innovation and collaboration can accelerate the transition to electric vehicles globally,” commented Avinash Rugoobur, President, Arrival.