The Dubai Police on Sunday flagged off the first eight units of the Chevrolet Bolt EV in its fleet of patrolling cars. Top authorities of Dubai stated that the new partnership with General Motors will be a flagbearer for Dubai’s green initiative by the police force.

Authorities stated that the practicality of Bolt EV with a range of 540km was one of the reasons it was chosen to join the fleet.

“We are proud to support the Dubai Government in its vision to make the Emirate a greener city. The Dubai Green Mobility Initiative has set some ambitious targets, including a 10% penetration of alternative propulsion vehicles in government fleets by 2020. This is a bold target, and we look forward to being equally bold in General Motors’ role as a reliable partner, with the Chevrolet Bolt EV forming the backbone of these fleets, starting with the world-famous Dubai Police fleet.” said John Roth, President & Managing Director of General Motors Africa & Middle East.

AMENA had earlier reported about Chevrolet’s expansion of the Bolt portfolio which was resultant of the company’s decision to increase its sales output by nearly 20 per cent.

“This partnership with Chevrolet is part of our ongoing commitment to better serve the citizens and residents of Dubai while also leading the way in Dubai’s green initiative. The addition of eight Chevrolet Bolt EV cars to our Dubai Police electric fleet will make a big impact in our mission to raise awareness around the benefits of electrification within the Emirate,” said Brigadier Dr Muhammad Nasser Al Razooqi, Director of Transport and Rescue