UAE transportation company, Ion has partnered with the Sharjah City Municipality, SCM, and the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, SEWA, to supply, install and operate public electric vehicle charging stations across Sharjah.

The move comes as part of accelerating the UAE’s ongoing electrification of its transportation and supporting the current electric vehicle network.

With a mandate to promote green mobility solutions in the region, Ion, a joint venture between Bee’ah and CE-Creates, the business incubation platform of Crescent Enterprises, will build a network of charging stations across the Emirate.

“Electric charging stations are an important component in the development of a zero-emissions transportation network in the UAE and wider region and we welcome the chance to work with partners such as SEWA and SCM to contribute to a better quality of life for the residents of Sharjah,” said Bee’ahlon Group CEO and Ion chairman, Khaled Al Huraimel.

For his part, CE-Creates director and Ion board member, Samer Choucair added: “With a phased roll-out planned until 2025, the collaborative effort between us and Bee’ah will be aligned with the establishment of regulatory frameworks governing the use of electric vehicles in the region.

“Ion also aims to embrace a holistic approach and extend beyond electric mobility to include power generation and storage products.”