Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Seems Everyone Is Thinking About Using Less Fossil Fuels

Ajam is located just north of Dubai. Not much help?
It's in the UAE.
Sorry, that's all the help you're getting from me (Thanks to Google Maps).

From the article...
Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has delivered five Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicles to the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department.

The handover of the Prius vehicles comes hot on the heels of the latest partnership between both entities, with Al-Futtaim Motors being named the Green Sponsor of the fourth Ajman International Environment Conference, which took place in March this year, and in-line with both parties’ environmental agendas.

The handover was done in the presence of Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, chairman of Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, and Dr Thani Ahmed Alzeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the United Arab Emirates.

“The Prius is the trendsetter when it comes to environmental transport, staking its claim as the best-selling hybrid in the world. The faith that Ajman Municipality has put in the Toyota Prius to support their sustainability agenda and aid in reaching their environmental goals is a testament to the Prius’ renowned capabilities in reducing emissions while decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels,” said Yousuf Ali Al Raeesi, general manager, Government Relations, Health Security, Safety and Environment at Al-Futtaim Motors.

Earlier this year, the Ajman Municipality waived off parking fees for eco-friendly cars within the Emirate, a momentous step forward in the effort to welcome hybrid vehicles into the country.

The five new Prius Hybrid vehicles will be used by the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department for environmental inspections and site visits, including the supervision and follow-up of factories operating within the emirate of Ajman to ensure they conform with Ajman’s and the UAE’s environmental laws and regulations.