Musk meets Dubai Ruler ahead of Tesla's UAE launch
Tesla, which specialises in the design and manufacture of electric cars, is set to launch its UAE operation through an office in Dubai
Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Inc, met with leaders in Dubai ahead of the electric vehicle's UAE launch.
Musk met with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel to discuss the activities of Tesla, which specialises in the design and manufacture of electric cars and their powertrain components.
Topics of discussion at the meeting included the role that electric public transportation systems and self-driving electric vehicles can play in encouraging clean energy.
SolarCity Corporation, a subsidiary of Tesla Inc, specialises in solar energy services, was also discussed at the meeting.
Tesla is set to be launched in the UAE through an office in Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammed is reported to have directed relevant authorities to facilitate the company's establishment in the city.
Dubai is steadily pursuing the adoption of autonomous vehicles, with the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) aiming to deliver driverless mobility to 25% of the population by 2030.
Last June, Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Nuaimi, UAE minister of infrastructure development, said electric vehicle charging stations would be constructed to boost sustainable transport across the country.