First Rimac Dealership To Open In The UAE Early Next Year

Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili has chosen Al Habtoor Motors as its official dealer partner in the United Arab Emirates. The latter will handle sales and after-sales activities for the electric hypercar manufacturer. The first dealership will open in the first quarter of 2024. Until then, customers from UAE can now place orders for the Nevera EV, a car that recently set 23 performance records in one day.

The MG ZS EV Crosses 10K Sales In India

Morris Garages India has announced that its first EV for the country – the ZS EV – has surpassed the 10,000 units sales mark. What became India’s first electric internet-enabled SUV is available in two variants – Excite and Exclusive. While the former has a price tag of INR 23.38 lakh, the latter, with more features onboard, costs INR 27.30 lakh. In the market, it sits between the Hyundai Kona Electric and BYD Atto 3.

MG Comet To Come With Ceat Tyres

Morris Garages India and Ceat, the tyre manufacturer, announce their new partnership. According to the deal, Ceat will provide tyres for the MG Comet EV. Ceat, part of RPG Enterprises, introduced India’s first EV-specific car tyres – EnergyDrive. They offer high wear resistance, lower rolling resistance and longer life. Those features come from the tyre’s DuraBlock technology, which improves tangential and lateral stiffness by 6%, and the EasyFlex Cavity design.

Genesis readies an EV line-up for a Middle East launch soon

For the first time in the Middle East, Genesis Middle East & Africa will be premiering a line-up of its EV models soon that marks the brand’s electrification debut in the region. The initial EV line-up will comprise models such as the GV60, the Electrified G80, and the Electrified GV70. All upcoming EV models will boast Genesis’ unique design identity of ‘Athletic Elegance’ and ‘Beauty of White Space’ for the exterior and interior, respectively. Detailed specifications for the upcoming EV Models will be announced on 24 May 2023 for the Middle East & Africa region.

The EQS SUV Debuts In The Middle East

The Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV, which made its world premiere last year, has made its regional debut in the Middle East. More specifically, it made a public appearance at the Mobility Live 2023 event in Abu Dhabi. Not only is it one of the most refined and luxurious electric vehicles in the world, but also one of the most potent. It has a claimed range of up to 617km (WLTP), while the two electric motors jointly produce 536hp. And courtesy of a robust electrical architecture, the SUV can add a 200-250km range in just 15 minutes of charging.

Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company opens pre-bookings for the BYD ATTO 3 in the UAE

March 2023 saw the inception of Al-Futtaim Electric Mobility Company, an EV-dedicated subsidiary by the Al-Futtaim group, which also bagged the UAE’s first-ever e-mobility-focused dealership title upon launch. The firm welcomed its first NEV (New Energy Vehicle) partner – BYD, at launch, and now, it is opening pre-bookings for the BYD ATTO 3 in the UAE. With a deposit of AED2,000, customers can reserve an ATTO 3 EV crossover for themselves before the official launch. Prospective buyers can visit to book their very own BYD ATTO 3. Priced at AED 149,900, the BYD ATTO 3 boasts a healthy range of up to 420kms on a single charge, a power output of 201hp, and a 0-100kph acceleration time of 7.3secs. It comes equipped with features such as a panoramic sunroof, a 6-way powered driver seat, a 12.8” electric rotary multimedia screen, a Dirac audio system with 8 speakers, and Apple Carplay integration. 

You Can Now Book The Audi Q8 e-tron In The UAE

Audi Middle East and its official dealer partner Al Nabooda Automobiles, are now accepting pre-bookings for the Q8 e-tron. The luxury EV’s starting price has also been unveiled, which is AED 419,900, including VAT. It will also be showcased at the Dubai showroom for a limited period. It’s available in SUV and Sportback forms, with up to 582km and up to 600km of range, respectively. Courtesy of a robust electrical infrastructure, the Q8 e-tron can replenish its battery from 10 to 80 per cent in 31 minutes via the recommended DC fast charger.