The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to introduce 30 electric buses to cater to passengers in Business Bay, Al Wasl Road, and Dubai Mall. This move is part of the RTA's initiative to transition from diesel-powered buses to electric vehicles, aligning with Dubai's zero-emission public transport strategy.

The fee structure for electric buses and the rollout plan are yet to be announced by the RTA. In August of last year, the RTA conducted a trial service for electric buses along the route from La Mer to Al Sufouh, offering free rides to passengers. During the trial period, commuters were required to tap their nol card to use the electric bus, but no charges were imposed.

The electric bus trial covered various key locations such as La Mer South, Rashid Bin Bakhait Masjid, Majlis Al Ghoreifa, Umm Suqeim 1, Umm Suqeim Park, Wild Wadi, Mercato Mall, Burj Al Arab, Al Sufouh Tram Station, and Dubai Offshore Sailing Club.

The RTA stated its ongoing efforts to gradually convert the existing bus fleet, which runs on internal combustion engines (diesel), into electric and eco-friendly buses. Dubai's clean energy strategy emphasizes the increased use of electric and hybrid vehicles, alongside energy-efficient street lights and facilities, as highlighted by the RTA.