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16 February 2017

Dubai to buy 200 Tesla electric vehicles

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has signed an agreement with Tesla for the purchase of 200 hybrid electric vehicles fitted with several components of autonomous driving technologies. The new vehicles will add to the limousine fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation.

The RTA is to carry out a test run of Tesla autonomous hybrid electric vehicles as part of the Dubai Taxi limo fleet as part of its objective to support the Dubai Government efforts in transforming Dubai into the smartest city in mobility worldwide by 2020.

According to Tesla, the purchase includes Model S sedans and Model X SUVs which are equipped with the Autopilot system for full self-driving capability at a safety level greater than that of a human driver.

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