Al Ain Zoo converts 10% of its vehicle fleet to run on natural gas

Published on December 30, 2022

AL AIN – Al Ain Zoo has announced the successful conversion of 10 percent of its vehicles to become NGV (Natural Gas Vehicles) in 2022, as part of the first phase of its plan to convert 25 percent of vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas as fuel.

Mohammed Sarhan Alhmoudi Acting Director Environment Health and Safety at Al Ain Zoo, said: “This step will reduce the operating cost in terms of vehicle fuel by over 50 percent compared to gasoline fuel according to the current fuel prices, which is consistent with the Zoo’s objectives in terms of protecting the environment and preserving wildlife in various forms and supporting sustainable transport initiatives and standards.”

He added: “Our transition to natural gas is in line with the UAE’s strategic objectives to achieve fuel efficiency standards in accordance with the National Climate Change Plan (2017-2050), the Abu Dhabi Government’s objectives to convert 25 percent of government vehicles to operate on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) by 2030, as well as the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the UAE Transportation Plan.”

Al Ain Zoo owns 99 vehicles within its transport fleet for the use of employees and internal operations. Ten of these vehicles have been converted to natural gas successfully and get their CNG refill through four stations in Al Ain, Zakher, Industrial Area and Al Markhaniyyah, in cooperation with Emirates Transport through the approved centres in Al Ain.

Source: Press release