Liberty Automobiles, the dealer for Chevrolet, has become one of the country’s first automotive dealer to install a Chevrolet Bolt EV charging station for its customers. The development reflects Liberty’s dedication to promoting electric vehicles and a cleaner, greener era of transportation in the UAE in line with the government’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050.
Sheikh Zayed Khalid Al Qasimi, Group Deputy Chairman of Liberty Investment Company (Holding Company of Liberty Automobiles), commented: "At Liberty, we are committed to playing a major role in the next chapter of the Middle East’s EV story as we believe electric vehicles are the future of transport. In preparation for the Chevrolet Bolt EV’s UAE debut later this year, we are pleased to be providing our customers with a convenient and easy accessible location where they can charge their vehicles with minimum hassle. In support of our government’s directives, we are proud to be accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles across the country."
The Chevrolet Bolt EV was launched at the Dubai International Motor Show 2017 and will go on sale in the UAE before the end of 2018. The vehicle offers a best in its class driving range of over 500km on a single charge as per the New European Driving Cycle, meaning that customers will never have to visit a gas station again. With zero emissions, the Chevrolet Bolt EV provides an eco-friendly ride that is enhanced by the vehicle’s beautifully sculpted exterior, spacious interior, advanced safety features, and innovative technologies including electronic precision shift, a Regen on Demand™ steering wheel paddle and a 10.2-inch-diagonal colour touchscreen. Among a growing roster of independent accolades, the Chevrolet Bolt EV was most recently recognised with the prestigious 2017 North American Car of the Year Award.
Rimoun Hanouch, Group General Manager of Liberty Automobiles, commented: "With its exceptional reliability and range, the Chevrolet Bolt EV is set to become the backbone of the region’s electric vehicle fleets, and Liberty will be supporting it all the way. Our new charging station is part of our ongoing strategy to sustain the dynamic market shift toward electric vehicles by raising public awareness of their benefits and making it as easy as possible for customers to make the switch."
Liberty Automobiles was established in 1976 and has played an integral part in the growth of General Motors. The company’s award-winning services and products are geared towards providing a positively different, dynamic, and genuinely friendly experience for customers across the UAE.