Gulf Coast Restaurant to get all-electric vehicle option
The Gulf Coast restaurant chain Gulf Seafoods is looking to offer electric vehicle charging stations in the Gulf States in the next few months, a move that will help it reduce carbon emissions and save money in its long-term strategy.
The chain, which opened its first outlet in Dubai in June, has already installed charging stations for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.
The company said in a statement on Monday that it plans to install more stations across the country.
The company, which has about 50 outlets across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, has been looking at charging stations at restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and is looking at extending this to other major markets in the region.
It has also started discussions with governments in countries like Australia, India and New Zealand to provide charging stations.
The move comes as the company looks to cut costs and boost revenue as it prepares to launch its first fully electric fleet of vehicles in 2022.
The UAE has been one of the biggest supporters of electric vehicles in the world, with plans to phase out petrol and diesel by 2025.
The Dubai-based company said that it has already taken measures to reduce CO2 emissions in its operations and has also been reducing its electricity use in order to meet the city’s target to be one of most energy-efficient cities in the country by 2020.
The Emirates has also set a target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030, and has already set a goal to have 100% renewable energy by 2050.