A 258mph electric hypercar that is expected to help Dubai eliminate gas guzzlers

Rimac Automobili has developed a new electric hypercar. With its 1914-horsepower, Rimac C Two hypercar will cover 0-60 miles per hour in just less than two seconds. This will make it the fastest car in the world, with a range of 258-mile per hour top speed. The hypercar is much quicker than Bugatti Veyron.

Rimac Automobili, a Croatian manufacturer, is in the process of producing 150 units of this hypercar. Its price is expected to be about $2.4 million or £2 million. Hypercars are usually limited, but the good news is that they will be readily available in Dubai in the near future, where you can place your order. Rimac is collaborating with EV Lab, a new company that deals with electric vehicles.

Kevin Chalhoub is the founder of EV Lab. He was born in Dubai, and he is a French-Lebanese entrepreneur. Kevin is a graduate in clean energy and environmental engineering. Kevin said that electric vehicles would fit the market better. He added that most EVs have high-specs, which help them speed off faster than petrol guzzlers.

Kevin explains that there are two types of EVs’ customers: eco-conscious millennials and tech-savvy people. He emphasized electric vehicle is better since it serves both. Every day the performance of EVs is improving while its price is decreasing. Last year in October, EV Lab started its operation, and as of now, it has stocked different models with various price tags starting with $25000 up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. This year, EV Lab will have at least three Rimac C Two units and 5-10 units in 2022.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance said that between 2015 and 2019, EV sales for passenger vehicles were more compared to quadruple, and it is expected to increase consistently year after year. A senior analyst at Euromonitor International, Islam Arshad, said that there is a vast EV sales growth in UAE, which is attributed to incentives, consumer awareness campaigns, and customers’ better choices.

However, this is not the case in Dubai. For example, only 1841 EVs were registered by the Dubai Road and Transport Authority by the end of 2019. 0.44% of the total registered vehicles were electric vehicles and hybrid. The percentage in Dubai is too low compared to 1.3% hybrid and electric cars of London’s licensed vehicles.

In Dubai, policymakers are encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles. The government has already authorized that by 2030, 30% of the public cars be hybrid or electric. It has also set a goal that 10% of the total car sales in the emirate to be electric. So far, there are numerous public charging points installed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.