Rafid Automotive Solutions, a project by Sharjah Asset Management, the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, announced today that it has taken the lead by introducing electric vehicles in its fleet for the use of day to day operations and saving on carbon emissions in a bid to make the Emirate of Sharjah more sustainable city.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Regional Manager of Sharjah and the Northern Emirates at AGMC handed over five fully-battery powered BMW i3 vehicles to Mr Salim Al Midfa, General Manager of Rafid Automotive Solutions in the presence of Oweis Zahran, Managing Partner of Rafi, Mr Abdulrahman Bin Kanoon Al Shamsi, Accident Unit Manager at Rafid Automotive Solutions, Lt Col Mohammed Alai, Director of Traffic and Patrol Department, Lt Col Mohammed Al-Ghazal of Social Support Department of Sharjah Police.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Regional Manager of Sharjah and the Northern Emirates at AGMC, commented, “We are happy to be providing Rafid Automotive Solutions five of our BMW i3 cars. This car is a look ahead at a new era of mobility and is recognised as a symbol of driving pleasure and sustainability, making it one of the globally best-selling electric cars in the premium segment.”
Al Qasimi added, “At AGMC, we are pleased to have been chosen by Rafid Automotive as they look to reduce their carbon footprint and impact on the environment. We truly believe that the BMW i3 is the ideal car to help do this while still providing unrivalled sporty driving pleasure that the BMW Group’s electric cars have become known for.”
On his part, Salim Al Midfa, General Manager of Rafid Automotive Solutions, said:
At Rafid, our goal is to replace our patrol cars from gas-powered to battery-powered one day. And if we do so, the influence could be countrywide. We aim to impact the environment in a positive way and not just transform our company, but hopefully encourage other entities in public and private sectors across the country.”
Abdulrahman bin Kanoon Al Shamsi, Accident Unit Manager at Rafid, described electric cars as ‘the future,’ and said the acquiring of new vehicles make sense for environmental and economic reasons. The initiative of inducting zero-emission cars in the Rafid fleet aims to make the Emirate of Sharjah a more sustainable city and contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint of its fleet and its impact on the environment.
Rafid will start operating a fleet of electric and hybrid automobiles that will make Rafid the first company in Sharjah that operates pure electric vehicles in its fleet.
© Press Release 2018