Dubai Taxi Corporation bought 1487 new Toyota and Lexus vehicles
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), part of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has actually purchased new cars from Toyota and Lexus, consisting of the Toyota Camry, Hiace and Innova, and Lexus ES from Al-Futtaim Motors, special supplier of Toyota and Lexus in the UAE. As part of both companies' longstanding partnership, Dubai Taxi Corporation will take ownership of an additional 1,487 brand-new Toyota and Lexus cars, worth an estimated AED 120 million.
The announcement was made at the 2nd MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2016, occurring at the Dubai World Trade Centre, where Dubai Taxi Corporation has an unique stand, shared by its tactical partner Al-Futtaim Motors, to showcase the most recent innovations and services offered to consumers. The agreement was signed by Mr. Abdulmohsin Younes, CEO, Rail Agency, and Head of the Supervision committee over DTC and Bertrand Thiebaut, Senior Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Motors, and was gone to by Mr. Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, Member of Executive Board of Directors, RTA and Dr. Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, in addition to senior personnel from both organizations.
Dr. Yousef Al Ali, stated: "As part of Dubai Taxi Corporation's strategic vision, we are always trying to find new methods to better serve our consumers. As a result, we held a minimal tender with suppliers for the purchase of 1,487 cars, which Al-Futtaim Motors won, thinking about the longstanding strategic collaboration in between our companies. Dubai Taxi Corporation playings around 5000 vehicles working around the clock, with Toyota cars representing the biggest part of our fleet with roughly 4,000 taxis, which constitutes around 83 % of the fleet, as part of a partnership that has meant more than 20 years.".
"We have actually likewise gotten 246 Toyota Camry Hybrid vehicles, as part of a detailed framework to reduce carbon emissions to produce a more eco-friendly Dubai. This is in-line with the tactical 'security, environmental sustainability and a green economy' strategy to support Dubai Government's green cars initiatives for a cleaner environment, in addition to part of the RTA's strategy to transform all taxis into hybrid eco-friendly cars," he added.
As part of the agreement, Al-Futtaim Motors will supply DTC with technical and aftersales assistance, in addition to providing training to the DTC's technical and support staff, in addition to offering all needed manuals and spare parts.
Discussing the partnership in between Al-Futtaim Motors and the Dubai Taxi Corporation, Bertrand Thiebaut, Senior Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Motors, stated: "We are honored to have actually won this quote, and this is a verification of our partners' trust in the quality of our vehicles and the service that we supply. When it comes to the Camry Hybrid taxis which belong to this arrangement, they are evidence of the unifying vision and collective efforts between both organizations to offer sustainable transport solutions for a greener environment.".