CHRGR’s launch introduces UAE’s first fully integrated electric mobility solution
EnerTech, an innovative Kuwait-based company specializing in sustainability solutions, has announced the launch of a groundbreaking solar-powered charging platform for electric motorcycles in the UAE. This comes as COP28 begins in Dubai, highlighting the company’s commitment to sustainable transportation.
Known as CHRGR, EnerTech’s fully-integrated electric mobility ecosystem combines solar charging points with last-mile delivery electric motorcycles, ushering in a new era of sustainable transportation.
In collaboration with the Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmouk Al Maktoum, EnerTech will initially deploy a set of CHRGR charging points across The Emirates. This partnership signifies the start of an ambitious plan to decarbonize the UAE’s transportation landscape over the next three years.
CHRGR, the pioneering electric mobility platform in the UAE, is establishing a remarkable standard for sustainable last-mile delivery. It is poised to play a significant role in the UAE’s pursuit of a net-zero economy by 2050.
Launching alongside COP28, a pivotal event where the global climate community aims to accelerate the energy transition by tripling renewable energy capacity and doubling energy efficiency by 2030, CHRGR emerges as a groundbreaking infrastructure solution. It will effectively decarbonize transportation and logistics systems not only in the Middle East but also on a broader scale.
New era for sustainable mobility
Commenting on the launch, Abdullah Al Mutairi, CEO of EnerTech,said, “CHRGR ushers in a new era for sustainable mobility. At EnerTech, we are immensely proud to launch this innovative platform in the UAE in partnership with the Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmouk Al Maktoum.“
“The development of this sustainable last-mile delivery solution underscores our determination to lead the region’s charge towards a circular economy and can play a significant role in accelerating the race to global net-zero emissions by midcentury.”
“EnerTech, with its proven track record of developing and investing in cutting-edge solutions to the climate challenge, has emerged as a trusted sustainability advisor and partner for both the public and private sector as we collaborate to implement and scale innovative solutions to fast-track net-zero ambitions,” Al Mutairi added.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmouk Al Maktoum said, “Our collaboration with EnerTech on CHRGR is a strategic leap towards actualizing the UAE’s vision of a sustainable future. This aligns perfectly with our goals for COP28 and beyond, as we focus on turning aspirations into tangible achievements, propelling sustainable mobility to the forefront of the UAE’s transportation landscape and beyond.”
Intensive research and development
After three years of intensive research and development, the CHRGR ecosystem has been created, integrating solar-powered charging points, electric motorcycles, and a mobile app with advanced IT infrastructure. This seamless integration allows for rapid deployment of mobile, plug-and-play, modular solar-powered charging points, capable of supporting up to 30-kilowatt peak (kWp) of photovoltaic (PV) panels each, without the need for extensive civil works. Inside the stations, CHRGR’s modular cabinets accommodate ten battery slots, ensuring a smooth and efficient experience for electric motorcycle drivers.
Heightened operational efficiency
Enhanced by its dedicated mobile app, the CHRGR platform offers a seamless experience for last-mile delivery drivers. It enables drivers to effortlessly locate CHRGR cabinets, swap and reserve batteries, and ensures uninterrupted service and heightened operational efficiency through an efficient battery exchange system.
Beyond operational enhancements, CHRGR has a positive impact on cost reductions for drivers and delivery fleets, as well as a significant decrease in noise and air pollution. In addition, it sets a new standard for cost-effective and health-focused transport solutions.
EnerTech plans to establish manufacturing facilities for CHRGR components in the UAE, actively contributing to the National In-Country Value (ICV) strategy. This reinforces their commitment to local industrial growth, economic diversification, and technological innovation, aligning with the UAE’s sustainability goals.
Furthermore, CHRGR is a pivotal addition to EnerTech’s offerings, serving as a foundational element in creating an extensive sustainable mobility platform with the potential for regional and global reach.