Dubai: Following Tesla’s launch of its first store in Dubai last week, Yas Island has announced that 16 new tesla chargers have been installed at Yas Mall and Yas Island theme parks.
Alongside Yas Mall’s four other chargers by BMW and Mercedes, and two electric vehicle-charging stations available at other key locations, Yas Island is now fully equipped with a total of 22 charging stations across five locations, to ensure that early-adopters of electric vehicles can remain fully powered-up anywhere on the island.
This timely development also comes ahead of the arrival of the Model 3, Tesla’s most affordable vehicle yet, due to launch at the end of July.
Gerardo Llanes, Executive Director of Yas Island Destination Management, said: "At Yas Island, we want to ensure that all of our visitors, joining us from near and far, feel a genuine sense of encouragement to come and enjoy the wide range of activities, events, and attractions on offer.
"By consistently expanding our ease of accessibility and transportation options, we aim to create a smooth, memorable and facilitated experience, 365 days of the year."
The Tesla chargers are reserved exclusively for zero-emission electric cars and are available to use free of charge during the opening hours of the parks.
Electric cars can achieve a full-charge within approximately 30 minutes.
Llanes said: "With the recent additions, Yas Island is now home to Abu Dhabi’s largest cluster of charging stations. This reinforces Yas Island’s status as a world-class destination that is aligned with its visitors’ needs and demands, as well as the UAE’s long-term vision 2021 for Sustainable Environment and Infrastructure."
Yas Island’s two theme parks have installed three chargers each, which are located outside their main entrances. This includes one for UAE and EU Tesla vehicles, one for North American Tesla vehicles, and one for any vehicle manufactured to the EU Electric vehicle standards.
These new chargers follow Yas Mall’s 10 Tesla electric chargers, seven of which are compatible with all types of electric vehicles, two Mercedes B Class Electric Drive chargers and two BMW I Wallbox Pro chargers, alongside one Tesla charger at the Yas Viceroy Hotel, and one electric vehicle charger at the Adnoc service station on Yas Island.