The Emirates National Oil Group (ENOC) has announced that it intends to supply its new stations in Sharjah with chargers for electric cars. The group explained to “Emirates Today” that it has six fuel distribution stations currently under construction in Sharjah, while it plans to reach the number of its affiliated stations in the emirate to 30 by 2022, noting that it is coordinating with the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA). To accomplish plans for new chargers.
In detail, the Executive Director of the retail sector at the Emirates National Oil Group (ENOC), Zaid Abdulrahman Al-Qafidi, said, “The group intends to install devices dedicated to charging electric cars at its new stations to be completed in Sharjah during the coming period, as part of its support for the policies of using electric cars on wide range”.
He added that “electric vehicle chargers in the new stations will not be limited to Sharjah city only, but rather plans to place them in its stations in various regions of the emirate,” pointing out that “ENOC” is working in coordination with the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA), to complete plans for the chargers. New.
Al-Qufaidi explained that ENOC currently has five fuel distribution stations operating in Sharjah, in addition to six under construction, which are expected to be completed by the end of this year or early next year, while it plans to bring the number of its stations in the Emirate of Sharjah to 30 by year 2022. He pointed out that the stations that have been completed do not have devices for charging electric cars, but the group intends to introduce those devices into its new stations, indicating that the new stations will be determined according to their location and number, according to the capabilities of installing the devices and the place in which their services are provided according to the requirements of each Area.
Al-Qufaidi confirmed that installing electric car chargers will support sustainability plans on a large scale, pointing out that ENOC has conducted experiments in this field with 25 stations in Dubai, while it intends to expand them in new stations in coordination with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). At the same time, it will prepare a new experience for the group at its stations in Sharjah.
Environmentally friendly cars
Al-Qufaidi pointed out that the group has long been supporting trends in the use of environmentally friendly cars, as it was one of the first fuel distribution companies to provide devices for supplying cars that run with compressed natural gas, but it did not have a great spread among users or among taxis, since the process of preparing cars to work with gas It takes up space from the trunk of the car, which prevents it from being used later in storing things and bags when needed.
And he indicated that the cars that benefited the most from the supply of natural gas are the cars used for driving instruction, as they do not use car trunks and do not drive long distances.
The Executive Director of the retail sector at the Emirates National Oil Group (ENOC), Zaid Abdulrahman Al-Qufaidi, said, “The group is constantly working on implementing sustainability plans, whether by using solar energy in its plants, or through its approach, finally, to the use of biodiesel, which works with specifications It is called (Euro 5) ».
He explained that “this type of fuel depends on mixing diesel with an estimated rate of 5% of used oils, which were consumed in fast food restaurants and want to dispose of them,” indicating that the group has entered into an agreement with fast food restaurants in its stations to use the spent frying oils to manufacture diesel. Bio.
ENOC has 5 fuel distribution stations currently operating in Sharjah.
Provision of chargers at the new ENOC stations in various regions of the emirate.
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